Victorian Bar

An interesting project proposal came from Dr Thora Hands recently. She wanted to create a range of photographs that helped to imagine the experiences of Victorian drinkers. Specifically, Dr Thora asked, if the people who propped up bars in the 1870s different from those that frequent pups today? These images step into Victorian pups to examine the social and cultural context of drinking, by looking beyond studies of temperance and alcoholism to consider what alcohol meant to normal drinkers.

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