The Silver Lining to an Opium Cloud

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Title

The Silver Lining to an Opium Cloud

Subject

Substance Abuse

Description

This cartoon shows a Chinese man sitting at a table, smoking opium while being scolded by his wife. There is also a young child is hanging onto the skirt of her kimono. The sign on the wall says "There's No Place Like Home." This cartoon shows how even during the beginning of the Progressive Era, Substance abuse as a coping mechanism was common practice.

Creator

Michael Angelo Wolf

Source

Library of Congress online Catalog (https://lccn.loc.gov/2011661773)

Publisher

Keppler & Schwarzmann

Date

August 12, 1885

Citation

Michael Angelo Wolf, “The Silver Lining to an Opium Cloud,” Digital Exhibits, accessed January 30, 2023, http://digitalexhibits.libraries.wsu.edu/items/show/5571.