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Pickering, Charles Percy
[Five stages of inebriation, ca.1863-1868] / C. Pickering
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Photographs : 5 albumen print cartes-de-visite ; prints each approx. 9.3 x 6 cm. on cartes-de-visite 9.6 x 6.4 cm. - one print of the five is trimmed as an oval measuring approx. 5.4 x 6.6 cm.
Sequence represents progressive intoxication
Purchased Feb 2007
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"
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Album ID : 862622
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