Looked like the 5 stages of intoxication 150 years ago

This series of photos perfectly illustrates how alcohol turns respectable man in the tottering wreck, belching a bad smell, curse and are not only. Images made by Australian photographer Charles Percy Pickering in his Sydney Studio in 1865. It was probably the order of the local organizations of temperance as visual AIDS about the dangers of drinking.

(Total 5 photos)

Looked like the 5 stages of intoxication 150 years ago Source: Mashable

Looked like the 5 stages of intoxication 150 years ago

Stage the first.

Although Australia has not introduced a dry law in USA, organizations like the "Independent order of Rechabites" vehemently opposed the use of alcohol and performed anti-alcohol campaign in the mid-nineteenth century.

Looked like the 5 stages of intoxication 150 years ago

Stage two.

A few decades later after we took these pictures, Australian advocates of temperance would seem to have succeeded — during the First world war it was compulsory early closing pubs and bars in hotels as austerity measures.

Looked like the 5 stages of intoxication 150 years ago

Stage third.

However, it gave the opposite result. Early closure of pubs has created the phenomenon of the six o'clock swill worth (in the jargon, this meant a quick drink after 6 hours).

Looked like the 5 stages of intoxication 150 years ago

Stage four.

That is, after people rushed to bars and in a short time was so drunk he could not stand, and quite reminiscent of the gentleman in the photos.

Looked like the 5 stages of intoxication 150 years ago

Phase five.

Keywords: The nineteenth century | Alcohol damage | Alcoholism

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