Stage 1: The Sober Stage
Stage 2: The Buzz
Stage 3: The Party Stage
Stage 4: The Downfall
Stage 5: Regret
Dated from period of Pickering’s location at 612 George Street
The photographs illustrate drunkenness in five stages, played by a male subject in a studio. Possibly commissioned by a local temperance group for educative purposes, the photographs may also have been used by an engraver for illustrations. The penultimate frame of the drunk in a wheelbarrow resembles S.T. Gill’s watercolour ‘Ease without Opulence’, 1863 (PXC 284/30). In 1866, NSW Premier James Martin introduced the Drunkard’s Punishment Bill — notes by Curator of Photographs, 2007. The printed studio mark on reverse reads “Photographic Artist. C. Pickering, 612 George Street, near Wilshire’s Buildings, Sydney”
Charles Percy Pickering / Via Flickr: statelibraryofnsw
Our day at the gorgeous glasshouses of National Botanic Gardens, Ireland. More here.
All photos ©Zoetica Ebb
Delicious souls for breakfast
Delicious souls for lunch
And when I’m feelin’ saucy, tasty souls for Sunday brunch.