Title:  “An Aristocratic Opium Den,” from Sunlight and Shadow of America’s Great Cities. Philadelphia: West Philadelphia Publishing Co., c. 1891.

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Date: c. 1891

Source: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Copyright/Permissions: Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Location(s): San Francisco, California, USA

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Categories: Health and Politics Medical Spaces

Title:  The Chinese opium-smoker : twelve illustrations showing the ruin which our opium trade with China is bringing upon that country. London: S.W. Partridge & Co, c. 1880.

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Date: c. 1880

Source: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Copyright/Permissions: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University

Location(s): London, UK; Guangzhou, China

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Categories: Health and Politics

Title:  Yellow Jack Monster

Artist/Maker: Matt Morgan

Date: 1873

Source: Library of Congress

Copyright/Permissions: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Alfred Bendiner Memorial Collection, [ LC-USZC4-9408]

References: Ingrid Gessner, “Epidemic Iconographies: Toward a Disease Aesthetics of the Destructive Sublime,” Amerikastudien 58, no. 4 (2013): 559–582.

Location(s): Florida, USA

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Categories: Epidemics Health and Politics Public Health

Title:  London Sketches—An Opium Den at the East End

Artist/Maker: J. C. Dollman

Date: October 1880

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: J.C. Dollman’s “London sketches-an opium den at the East End” Oct 1880. Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Location(s): London, UK 

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Categories: Health and Politics Medical Spaces

Title: Chinese Man Smoking an Opium Pipe in a Baxter Street Club House, New York City, c. 1874

Artist/Maker: Winslow Homer

Date: 1874

Source: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Copyright/Permissions: Drawing, Chinese Man Smoking an Opium Pipe in a Baxter Street Club House, New York City, ca. 1874; Winslow Homer (American, 1836–1910); USA; graphite on off-white wove paper; 12 x 16.5 cm (4 3/4 x 6 1/2 in.); Gift of Charles Savage Homer, Jr.; 1912-12-50. Public Domain.

Location(s): Baxter Street, New York, New York, USA

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Categories: Health and Politics Medical Spaces

Title: Barbarities in the West Indias [Indies]

Artist/Maker: James Gillray

Date: Published April 23 1791

Source: National Portrait Gallery, London

Copyright/Permissions: Barbarities in the West Indias [Indies]’ by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey. Hand-coloured etching. Published 23 April 1791. 9 7/8 in. x 13 5/8 in. (250 mm x 347 mm) paper size. Purchased, 1947. Reference Collection NPG D12417. © National Portrait Gallery, London. Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)

Location(s): London, England; West Indies

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Categories: Health and Politics Labor and Health Punishment

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