Sunday, August 28, 2016

DRUG abuse . . . in other times

 
 How did our ancestors get properly gone on the weekends?
We know they did, throughout history and earlier.


A cartoon illustration of laughing gas, or nitrous oxide
From an 1861 comedy magazine:  Laughing gas
(nitrous oxide), was used recreationally from 1799 on.

 
An illustration of 1890 opium paraphernalia: a lamp and a pipe
1890 opium paraphernalia: a lamp and a pipe

 
Illustration of a 1898 opium den client
 An inexpensive 1898 opium den, with client
  

Illustration of a 1898 opium den interior
Youth, guns, gangs, drugs, street life



An interior photograph of a pleasure-boat opium room, 1920s?
In contrast, a pleasure-boat opium room (date unknown)



Elihu Vedder art
Alcohol is a drug too   Elihu Vedder art



Lazy Looey, from a 1945 kids comic book
 From a 1945 kids comic book



a 1947 Little Lulu comic
From a 1947 Little Lulu comic book



A 1940s photograph of a forgotten cigarette



1940s graphic, I Like It, It Likes Me
Temporary euphoria



John Wayne Marijuana poster
Alcohol against marijuana
  


A Robert Crumb comic



A Willy Murphy comic, Thrilling Episodes of Sudden Illumination
A Willy Murphy comic, 1973?



An Emanuel Schongut paperback book illustration, 1970s
Emanuel Schongut paperback book illustration 1970s



A Rod Filbrandt cartoon
A Rod Filbrandt cartoon



Rod Filbrandt, Paging Dr. Junky cartoon
Rod Filbrandt



Rod Filbrandt, Paging Dr. Junky cartoon
 Rod Filbrandt



A Winsor Mccay cartoon
  Winsor Mccay cartoon

 
A Yan Dargent illustration, 1878

  
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