Sunday, August 28, 2016

DRUG use . . . 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 Adelaide Hanscom 1905 pictorialism photograph
hippies have always been with us ... an Adelaide Hanscom 1905

     
Skip Williamson drug trip cartoon with Snappy Sammy Smoot
Skip Williamson's cartoon character tries LSD

     
an 1881 hashish experience description
an 1881 warning about hashish   "Wasting of the muscles, sallowness of the skin ... idiotic offspring"

     
1918 mescaline description
an 1918 description of a mescaline trip experience   "On the left wall was pinned by the tail a brown worm of perhaps a hundred feet long"

     
1909 Hungary opium art
1909 Hungary opium art

     
a Richard Estes painting, drug store
a Richard Estes painting       click twice

    
An illustration of 1890 opium paraphernalia: a lamp and a pipe
1890 opium paraphernalia: a lamp and a pipe       see full size
   
 
Illustration of a 1898 opium den client
  an inexpensive 1898 opium den, with a client       click twice for full size



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



Elihu Vedder art, poison in a glass
alcohol is a drug too ... Elihu Vedder art



a 1825 child schoolbook about war and alcoholism"Drunk or sober go to bed Tom"   an 1825 children's schoolbook about war and alcoholism   

    

Lazy Looey, from a 1945 kids comic book
"Lazy Looey - Sleeping Pills"     from a 1945 kids comic book       click twice



a 1947 Little Lulu comic about drugs
from a 1947 Little Lulu comic book



A 1940s photograph of a forgotten cigarette
1940s


1940s graphic, I Like It, It Likes Me
euphoria       see full size



John Wayne Marijuana poster
alcohol against marijuana
  


Robert Crumb El Perfecto acid trip
LSD ... a Robert Crumb comic



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



An Emanuel Schongut paperback book illustration, 1970s
an Emanuel Schongut paperback book illustration 1970s       click twice



A Rod Filbrandt cartoon
"I'm an artist - I can do whatever I want" (eating heroin)
a Rod Filbrandt cartoon



Rod Filbrandt, Paging Dr. Junky cartoon
Rod Filbrandt



Rod Filbrandt, Paging Dr. Junky cartoon
 Rod Filbrandt



A Winsor Mccay cartoon about drug addiction
"Drug Habit"    a Winsor McCay cartoon
     
   
a 1947 opium pipe, color photograph
a 1947 opium pipe       see full size

   
 
a 1947 opium pipe, color photograph
a 1947 opium pipe
       see full size
   
 
a A Yan Dargent illustration of hallucinegenic drug use 1878
a Yan Dargent illustration, 1878
         

Sunday, August 21, 2016

R E A D E R S . . . by different artists

A cartoon illustration of an old book reader, from an 1885 publication
why do people watch books?

        
R E A D I N G
       
A Childe Hassam painting of a woman reading by rocks and shore
a Childe Hassam painting     click image twice for full size
 
R E A D I N G
     
Christoph Niemann art, a man reading tiny words under large art in a gallery
Christoph Niemann art
       
R E A D I N G
     
Christoph Niemann art, books on a table
Christoph Niemann
        
R E A D I N G
     
Mabel Dwight 1928 art, people in a book store
Mabel Dwight,  1928       click twice
       
R E A D I N G
     
A old photograph of glasses on a newspaper
 
 R E A D I N G
 
A Charles Addams cartoon about signage
a Charles Addams cartoon     click twice
 
R E A D I N G
 
an Ethel Spowers print, a crowd reading their newspapers in public
an Ethel Spowers print
 
R E A D I N G
 
Lucille Ball at breakfast, a 1955 staged photograph
Lucille Ball at breakfast,  1955       click twice
 
R E A D I N G
 
Erwin Damaske 1932, an avid book reader in his library
Erwin Damaske,  1932
 
R E A D I N G
 
a Perry Barlow illustration for The New Yorker magazine January 22 1938, a man digs a snow path to his mailbox
a Perry Barlow illustration

   
R E A D I N G
 
An Abner Graboff illustration from Mothers Are That Way
"Mothers are the strangest people,  you'd never guess what they call fun."
an Abner Graboff children's book illustration     click twice
 
R E A D I N G
 
An old Joseph Sattler illustration of an obsessive reader
a Joseph Sattler illustration,  from 1894?     see full size
  
R E A D I N G
  
Dalziel Brothers book graphics for preface, contents and illustrations pages
1890s?  a book's 'preface' was a message of introduction or explanation . . .
'contents' listed the paginated chapters,  and 'illustrations' were indexed too.
click twice
   
R E A D I N G
 
An Edwin Georgi illustration of a bookish teen on a sea cruise
an Edwin Georgi illustration     click twice
  
R E A D I N G
  
a Douglas Smith illustration
a Douglas Smith illustration

    
R E A D I N G
  
an Arthur Getz illustration for The New Yorker Magazine January 16 1960, people reading menus in a high altitude restaurant in blues
an Arthur Getz illustration

  
R E A D I N G
  
an 1890 "Patent self-operating swing" catalog illustration
an 1890 "Patent self-operating swing" from a catalog
  
R E A D I N G
  
A photograph of 1916 Teddy Roosevelt style eyeglasses
1916 eyeglass frames     see full size
 
R E A D I N G
  
a Don Martin cartoon about a book store customer
book store:  "Which one shall I choose? . . . I'll take this one"    a Don Martin cartoon
  
R E A D I N G
  
a 1940 illustration of a dynamic man at a desk  reading from a sheet of paper
a 1940 illustration
 
R E A D I N G
 
a Joost Swarte illustration of a man reading a book
a Joost Swarte illustration
     
R E A D I N G
   
a 1909 cartoon of a reader buried under paper
a 1909 cartoon
 
R E A D I N G
 
a 1919 bookplate, "Neither a borrower nor a lender be - Hamlet Act 1"
"Neither a borrower nor a lender be - Hamlet Act 1"
a 1919 bookplate . . . clearly we cannot borrow this book.
 
R E A D I N G
 
an Elisha Brown Bird bookplate illustration
An Elisha Brown Bird bookplate illustration
  
R E A D I N G
 
"10 p.m. - Pier 6,  bring the money and come alone!
Burn this"   We'd better do as he says
 
R E A D I N G
 
An Ellis Martin illustration, 1937
an Ellis Martin illustration, 1937     click twice
 
R E A D I N G
 
An Edmund J. Sullivan illustration of a gentleman and his hairdresser
an Edmund J. Sullivan illustration     click twice
               
 R E A D I N G
  
Sadie Wendell Mitchell 1909, a woman readingSadie Wendell Mitchell,  1909

R E A D I N G
 
an Adelaide Hanscom retouched photograph,  1905
an Adelaide Hanscom pictorial photograph,  1905
   
R E A D I N G
    
Tudor Jenks 1905, a student reading
Tudor Jenks,  1905

R E A D I N G
 
Charles Burns, a boy reading horror magazines
Charles Burns
 
R E A D I N G
 
a Gustave Dore illustration of book-burning     see full size
 
R E A D I N G
 
an 1860 erotic photograph
an 1860 erotic photograph