A Gallery of Edwardian Drunkards

The Inebriates Act of 1898:


5 Responses:

  1. pikuorguk says:

    Ahh... that time in our history where even the drunks were sensibly dressed.

  2. chuck_lw says:

    Sheesh! I do one little search into my ancestry, and people just have to post the pics all over the web.

  3. baconmonkey says:

    most of them are in their mid 30s, and yet to me they look a lot older. But then there are a few who are in their 60s, and seem to be about 50. apparently back then people aged rapid, then kinda plateaued for a while.

    also, I swear I know the middle guy in your set.

    • lionsphil says:

      Apart from generally improved health, I guess easily-available cosmetics have reshaped the appearance/age curve so that it's flatter for longer earlier.