Not Really A Portrait, But Close Enough #1: Bar Brawlers

Here’s a nice depiction of alcohol-induced mayhem from Woulds’t Know Thyself, Or, The Outlines of Human Physiology (1858)…

Bar sceneThis particular tavern has a lot of options on tap:

Brandy, Rum, Gin, Life of Man

Whiskey Punch, Tom & Jerry, Mint Julep

If you want to know more about how people of the past, ate, drank, dressed, bathed and generally took care of themselves, the next issue of Occasional Nuggets (on its way to mailboxes next week) is just for you.

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