These Hilarious 19th-Century Photos Illustrate Different Levels of Drunkenness, 1860s
Stage 1: You’ve had a couple and can hold your own. Conversation is flowing and people are interested in what you have to say.
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These interesting photos, captured by photographer Charles Percy Pickering between 1863 and 1868, illustrate the ability of alcohol to transform a fine upstanding citizen into a staggering wreck. Across the five pictures, an upright, dignified gentleman slowly deteriorates into a sloppy drunk in a wheelbarrow. Continue reading »
Bizarre & Creative Soviet Anti-Alcohol Posters, 1930-1988
“Little by little, and you end up with a hooligan. Tolerance of drinking is dangerous. There is but a step from drinking to crime.” 1986.
Soviet communist officials firmly believed that heavy drinking and alcohol abuse were historical products of bourgeois-capitalist institutions and as such should ultimately disappear in a ”classless” and “conflict-free” socialist society. However, the alcohol issue was never very high on the government agenda. Continue reading »
Soviet Anti-Alcohol Posters In The 1970s And 1980s
Alcohol presents an exhaustive collection of previously unpublished, Soviet Anti-Alcohol posters. The book includes examples from the 1960s through to the 1980s, but focuses on those produced during the Mikhail Gorbachev campaign initiated in 1985. Continue reading »
Women Selling Booze: The Ladies Of Vintage Alcohol Advertising
Allow me to boil down the entire marketing strategy for nearly every alcoholic beverage company in the 1960s-1980s: Babes Sell Booze. Whether it was beer or tequila, the selling tactic of choice was almost always this: have a hot model in the advertisement – end of story. This sex-sells strategy continues to this day, but there was something special about the simplicity of the approach and the sheer number of times it was used in decades past that makes these old advertisements so wonderfully interesting to look at today. Continue reading »
Greeting Cards Are Better When They’re Attached To Alcohol
Take a look at Delicate Estates – dark-humored adhesive sympathy cards that double as wine labels. They’re perfect for sensitive occasions like breakups, getting fired, and (eyeroll) having babies. Lol ;) Continue reading »
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