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In The 1920s, These Terrifying Photos Were Used To Teach Children A Lesson

Stereoview cards were an old form of entertainment during the early part of the 1900s. Many of them depicted scenes from everyday life or simple stories. A few even tried to teach children life lessons through what happened in the stories. While these stories may have been effective when they were written, they”re actually pretty terrifying by today”s standards.

One particularly disturbing stereoview story called “The Goblins Will Get You If You Don”t Watch Out,” is just the pinnacle of terror. If you don”t believe me check it out below. The Boogieman is real, and apparently it loves to prey on sleeping children.

Bedtime starts just like any other night…

Bedtime starts just like any other night...

(Although I”m not sure what Mom is trying to tell her daughter, here.)

Something is spying on her through the window.

Something is spying on her through the window.

Creeping in.

Creeping in.

Hiding under the bed.

Hiding under the bed.

More monsters coming in through the window.

More monsters coming in through the window.

Say your prayers.

Say your prayers.

Umm…what?

Umm...what?

This guy actually looks like a goblin.

This guy actually looks like a goblin.

“Time to say goodbye.”

She actually doesn”t look that panicked.

She actually doesn

(via: Reddit)

The creators of this photo series must have had a message they were trying to get across with this stereoview card, but for the life of me I can”t figure it out.