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A drawing of an interior, in which a man lies on a low platform with his resting on a bench. He is smoking opium from a long pipe. In the background, another reclining figure is seen through an alcove.

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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