Welcome to Café Bizarre - A Digital Museum, Gallery and
Weird Curio Shop
An emporium of curious collectibles - things weird, the unusual, strange, macabre,
occult and gothic, creepy, magic - the surreal - including circus freaks, eccentrics, rare curiosa, classic erotica,
magic artifacts, old cult and fetish objects, antique prints. Many curios to buy
formats - digitized art and antiquities, medical oddities and bygone curiosities from
literature, colonial ethnology, alternative culture, and vintage photography. Step into a
twilight zone of the Weird Wide Web...
Browse, or purchase original gifts in inexpensive, souvenir
collectors' items (most under $5.00 !!) to download including PDF ebook, screensavers,
graphics, slideshows and photo books. Plus a
boutique selection of collectable T-shirts, trinkets, diversions, clothing, caps, mugs, bags, etc.
Step in and take a peep...
Tour the red light districts of Victorian London and
Paris with a group of gents in search of salacious entertainment - and a
sultry selection of ladies of the night.
Seductive scenes from bawdy house bedrooms,
"maisons closes" of ill repute, romping Edwardian lovers and
French libertines, soldiers on leave with courtesans and shameless
hussies, glimpsed through curtains and keyholes in scandalous poses by
masters of early erotic photography!
Risqué, sometimes humorous portraits, for
connoisseurs and collectors of vintage gaslight era erotica - an
atmospheric album of over 100 early photos and postcards! In PDF ebook
format, with optional rolling slideshow functions and random transition
effects between images! Download
it now for just $2.99 !!
Sideshow Freaks - Vintage Photo Album
Step right up ladies and gents, for all the fun of the Victorian
fairground... you'll be amazed by these genuine old photos of circus
sideshow freaks: meet the Fat Lady, The Elephant Man, The Living Doll, The
Strong Man, The Human Cannonball, giants, Lilliputian midgets, Siamese
Twins, curious animal mutants, visual illusions, lady pipe smokers,
eccentric performers, strange tattoos and piercings, medical and
anatomical oddities, and bizarre appliances... Strange, bizarre curios
from around the world, in downloadable ebook format.
Edwardian Weird Freak Show - PDF Ebook / Photo
A Bizarre Menagerie - humorous and entertaining collection of vintage
Photo Postcard Curios, surreal and amusing photomontages, eccentrics and
mutants. Tattooed, fat and scary ladies, tribal lip plates, giants, circus
freaks... risqué fetish ladies, cannibals, snake charmers, chastity
belts, pygmies, monster fish, medical and ethnological oddities, strange
sports and oddball inventions. Classic images from the early 1900s,
digitized and compiled as an e-book / slideshow album. Highly unusual and
In PDF ebook format, with optional rolling slideshow functionality and
random transition effects between images! In presentation mode this e-book
makes a great alternative to a screensaver.
Drug Fiends - Classic Tales of Opium
A collection of infamous classics of drug literature:
short stories, journalism, medical reports, poetry, visions, with vintage
19th century illustrations (prints, photos, postcards...), capturing the
heady essence of Victorian drug culture. From the Romantic opium-eaters,
to the Bohemian hashish fanatics, intrinsically linked to the underground
art and literature of the era. Narcotics, opium dens, bhang, cannabis,
hasheesh eaters, water pipes, hallucinogens and hallucinations, dreamy
afternoons and hedonistic nights of absinthe, reefer cigarettes and sex.
Entertaining, often erotic... dare we say addictive?
A literary anthology of authors including Aleister
Crowley, Rudyard Kipling, Sir Richard Burton, de Quincey, Fitz Hugh
Ludlow, Bayard Taylor, Baudelaire, Dickens, and Louisa May Alcott!
Absinthe - the legendary demon drink of the decadent 19th Century, that
inspired a cult and drove many of its artistic and literary devotees mad
or to suicide(writers and artists including Toulouse-Lautrec, Degas,
Aleister Crowley, Oscar Wilde).
A collection of dozens of illustrations - Art Nouveau posters, labels,
adverts, art, accessories, history, paraphanalia, for all the major brands
of absinthe, pastis and anisette, Terminus, Oxygenée and Pernod, plus
- Absinthe Recipes - cocktails with a bitter streak
- Absinthe Tales - lurid short stories from the Bohemian Age,
inspired by visions of the Green Goddess
The book has been formatted with a mock “aged paper effect”
background, to enhance the impression of a 1900's souvenir album. Supplied
in PDF format for Acrobat Reader. Ideal, novel gift for absinthe fans and
connoisseurs and collectors. Download
it now for just $3.99 ....
....or get one of our eye-catching absinthe T-shirts!
An original collection of well over 100 vintage postcards, old photos
and greetings cards, annotated with contemporary comic captions! Double
entendres, amusing inuendoes, puns, visual jokes - funny, sometimes a
little suggestive or shocking, not very politically correct (but no XXXX
words or explicit content!), this collectible e-book album will delight
Seaside and bedroom scenes, literary, smoking and drinking themes, Wild
West, sports and military... some mildly erotic...A conversation point or
party ice-breaker, sure to amuse your friends and colleagues - or
strangers on planes and trains!
Dozens of early 20th century female portraits, ethnographic photographs
of women featuring permanent body art, in digital format. An illustrated
album in PDF ebook format for Acrobat Reader, with added rolling slideshow
functions, and transition effects between images (great alternative to a
screensaver, that you can browse at your own pace if you choose).
Primitive tattoos, fetishist scarification, ethnic piercings, lip
plates and traditional ritual body markings. Fascinating and often
strangely erotic photos of nude and semi-nude scarified women from South and West
African fetish-worshipping tribes such as the Cerere None, Diola, Foulah,
Soussou, Malinke and Dahomey, and from the North Africa Casbahs and harems
- tattooed Arab, Bedouin and Moorish beauties, as seen by photographers
such as Fortier (a great influence on the work of Picasso!). Rare shots of
witches and sorceresses, chiefs' wives, brides, village beauties.... An
unusual ethnographic collection for amateur anthropologists, fans of
ethnic curios, tribal magic and religion, ethnology, voodoo and vintage
erotica. Postcards and old photos, including color tinted images. (Art
corporel, tatouages tribales, feticheuses africaines, scarifiées,
Two PDF ebook versions of vintage true-life travel adventures from the
jungles of Borneo, supplied in compressed ZIP format. Save $$ on the separate
selling prices at Lulu.com:
- Pagan Tribes of Borneo (Vol 1) by A.C.
A fascinating insight from 1912 into the lives, customs, magical
beliefs and superstitions of fierce, stone-age jungle tribes, for all fans
of true-life adventures, ethnology and anthropology. By Alfred Cort
Haddon, one of the founders of anthropology. Compiled in PDF format for
easy portable reading, with a hyperlinked index and links to recommended
further reading. Illustrated with vintage photos, prints and postcards.
- Through Central Borneo, by Carl Lumholtz
A thrilling travel tale from the unexplored jungles and highlands of
Borneo. Originally published in 1920, here Lumholtz braves wild animals,
tropical diseases and warlike tribes including the Dayaks, to discover
their secret traditions and religious beliefs. Adventures with poison
blow-pipes, snakes, robbers and headhunters! Compiled in PDF format for
easy portable reading, with a hyperlinked index and links to recommended
A Vintage Geisha Girl Calendar 2008
A dozen vintage photos and postcards featuring Japanese Geisha Girls
and women in beautiful, traditional kimono costume dresses. Many images in
color. Includes portraits, domestic scenes, music and dance, tea
ceremonies, and ladies from the Number 9 house...
A talking-point for the wall at home or in the office (or sushi
restaurant!), also makes a great, original gift!