RARE AND OLD PHOTOS OF OPIUM ADDICTS!
In 1906, the world’s production of opium had reached an all time high and opium dens sprung up all around the world. This is a unique and fascinating look inside a few of them.
Two skinny opium smokers in a simple den in Java. The loss of appetite is common with opium addicts.
Wealthier smokers like these three in China could afford a better place to get high.
This Vietnamese smoker must have been wealthy, because of the luxurious surroundings and elaborate smoking paraphernalia.
Simple smoking den in China where users lay on mats on the floor.
Four immigrants in an opium den which was part of a Chinese lodging house in San Francisco.
Filthy den in Calcutta’s Chinatown.
This photo of an opium smoker in San Francisco actually became a best-selling postcard.
A lady smoking a pipe in her home in San Francisco.
Nicely decorated opium den in Denver, Colorado.