Chinese opium den

#Picture Number LP227

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Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of two Chinese men in an opium den. They lie in a curtained alcove, their heads on lacquered headrests. Between them a small lamp burns. One man is drowsing; the other is lighting his reed pipe at the lamp, getting ready to smoke the drug. Beside them sits a woman, one of the attendants whose job it is to help with filling and lighting the pipes. She has elaborately dressed hair and holds a fan.