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Demon rum leads to heroin

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Or the temptations of Uncle Sam… An editorial cartoon from 1919 by Oliver Herford (1863–1935) showing how the nonsense argument of “X leads to Y” goes back a long way. These imps are more silly than frightening, Herford should have used this as the starting point for a comic strip: Rum Demon and the Narcotics.

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German opium smokers, 1900

 


 

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  1. #1 posted by 3lbFlax

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    I’d grab the adorable Ether and run.

 


 

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