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Drunken ladies of the 18th century

Look at these! Everything old is new again. I think I have seen these girls in Brooklyn.

If you expand them you can read what they are saying. I especially like the couple on the bottom right!




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Sep. 28th, 2013 08:26 pm (UTC)
Nothing changes. Am reading a book from 1916 - a series of sketches taking the mickey out of certain social types. Could have been written today.
Sep. 28th, 2013 09:21 pm (UTC)
the page came up in html and other scripts.
go further back to the Hogarth cartoons or Fielding's books.

there is nothing new under the sun or (in-joke for brits) in The Sun
Sep. 29th, 2013 05:27 am (UTC)
That was very fun to read! Loved it :)
Sep. 29th, 2013 06:56 pm (UTC)
I have just sent you an email through LJ - could you let me know if you get it?
Sep. 29th, 2013 08:10 pm (UTC)
Yes! Thank you.

They are all so real, still, aren't they? The first raked stage, and the hunting dogs, and the little boys.

I just skimmed through this time, but I am going to return and read carefully, and probably over and over.

Thank you so much.
Oct. 2nd, 2013 04:38 pm (UTC)
the one on the top right is a current government poster for binge drinking awareness I swear !

there is a contemporary carttonist who has a strip called Yobettes in the magazine Private Eye and he would recognise these gals
Dec. 20th, 2016 04:48 am (UTC)
These are priceless. But the one on the lower left disturbs me. Her arms are on backwards. I can make my elbows go forwards like that (yes I just experimented), but if I do, my thumbs end up on the inside, not the outside. So... What exactly are they saying here? Drunkenness leads to having your arms detached at the shoulders and re-inserted backwards, like a mistreated Barbie doll? I am disturbed. Perhaps the naked breasts between the elbows were expected to distract anyone inclined to quibble about anatomical details. Perhaps she was drawn by the ancestors of your Spanish instructors.
"She has drunk too much alcohol."
"Her arms are on backwards."
"Get out the knives."
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