Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

3/7/2012

Death loves drinking and gambling: Macabre photos from Vaudeville play on the ‘mortal perils’ of alcohol

The modern obsession with binge-drinking and raucous partying has prompted various governments to issue public health warnings in recent years. But these fascinating images from a 1900s Vaudeville play shows that this kind of advertising is nothing new. The theatrical production, inspired by an old English ballad entitled ‘Death and the Lady’, warns against the mortal perils of drinking and gambling. for more click here

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