There's something comical and quaint about vintage black-and-white photos from 100 years ago. Until, that is, they come to life and start acting like a dream (or a horrendous nightmare.) Artist Kevin J. Weir turns old visions of the world into strange, surreal animations.
Weir, a NYC-based art director, created these Gifs from old images found in the Library of Congress and other large online archives. But he's turned them into something truly... odd.
Edison in his laboratory
Herman A. "Germany" Schaefer (1876-1919), trying out the other side of the camera during the Washington Senators visit to play he New York Highlanders in April, 1911