Post #666, just in time for Halloween. It’s not by me and it’s not a pin up. It’s an illustration by my great grandfather for a book warning of the looming threat posed by Germany in 1914.
Curious History: The Cafe from Hell - The World’s First Theme Restaurant
This cavern of writhing demon statues is Le Cafe de L’Enfer (The Cafe from Hell) in Paris’ red light district (aka Pigalle, the neighborhood of the Moulin Rouge). It opened in the late 19th century and operated until the middle of the 20th century. It is the world’s first theme restaurant. The cafe featured waiters dressed as devils and a doorman who screamed damnation at customers as they came in to be seated.
Le Café de L’Enfer was a Hell-themed café in Paris’ red light district.
Walt Disney’s Hell’s Bells (1929)
Air conditioner being delivered to Hell, Michigan, 1950’s.
Ladies in Hades…gotta love smut that rhymes!
Sin creeps in, The Kid, 1921