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Opium dens

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The Opium Den (1881) by William Lamb Picknell.

The romantic side of the addiction business. Needless to say, there’s a lot more of this kind of thing. The ultimate opium-related pictorial art is still Attila Sassy’s remarkable Opium Dreams from 1909, a series of drawings which can be seen at 50 Watts in high-quality scans.

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The Opium Den (no date) by Vincent G. Stiepevich.

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Chez la Marchande de Pavots (The House of the Poppy Merchant, 1920) by Georges Barbier.

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Opium den from Fantasio (1915) by Georges Barbier.

Previously on { feuilleton }
Opium fiends
La Morphine by Victorien du Saussay
Haschisch Hallucinations by HE Gowers
The Dark Ledger
Demon rum leads to heroin
German opium smokers, 1900

 


 

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