People have been dressing up in costume for Halloween for many years. Here is a collection of vintage photos showing Halloween costumes through the years. These costumes look a lot scarier than some of the costumes we see now.
This strange image is just one of Black & White Photos That Cannot Be Explained"(naw, this ones easy. The kid is painting a face on the older gentleman, who has male pattered balding. His head is tilted toward the camera is all. Not so odd.