I wouldnt say it is "uncalled for"
I'll second Ayrton here. I wouldn't want that next door, let alone in my own house. It is an interesting artifact, though.
I see just about every kind of "interchangeable" breaker in there, but the main, what is that? An old Murray? That panel seems impossibly tiny for 200A. And the blue-handled tandem near the bottom, with the "wrong way" toggles like a Stab-Lok, what is that? I don't think I've ever seen one of those.