Vintage Pictures of US Cities and Landmarks… with Zombies


Vintage pictures are interesting on their own, but they’re even better with monsters. Taking found photographs, old-timey maps, and other paper goods from the past, Matthew Buchholz customizes ephemeral images by adding delightfully frightful monsters, zombies, and other scary creatures, creating entirely new compositions called Alternate Histories.

A native of Arizona, Buchholz graduated from NYU and lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His unique brand of art is informed by America’s vastly different regions, from the suburban sprawl of Southern California to the water bodies and landmarks of Washington DC and New York City. In his collection of postcards, posters, and greetings, the artist uses old images as raw material, digitally transforming them into modern pieces that connect the past, present, and future. Click through below to see what we mean.

The Beast in Boston Harbor

Floating Saucer Crafts and the Chicago Fire

The Wrath of Andrew Carnegie

Bessie the South Bay Behemoth

The Signing of the Declaration of Independence

The Monster That Made Milwaukee Famous

Greetings From California

The Riverbed Beast of San Xaiver

Early Life in Los Angeles

View of Pittsburgh circa 1902

The 1932 Zombie Killing Games in Los Angeles

Krgyyx Threatening the World

The Original Lincoln Memorial

The Chicago Colum-Bot Run Amok