How did our ancestors get properly gone on the weekends?
We know they did, throughout history and earlier.
From an 1861 comedy magazine: Laughing gas
(nitrous oxide), was used recreationally from 1799 on.
1890 opium paraphernalia: a lamp and a pipe
An inexpensive 1898 opium den, with client
Youth, guns, gangs, drugs, street life
In contrast, a pleasure-boat opium room (date unknown)
Alcohol is a drug too Elihu Vedder art
From a 1945 kids comic book
From a 1947 Little Lulu comic book
Alcohol against marijuana
A Robert Crumb comic
A Willy Murphy comic, 1973?
Emanuel Schongut paperback book illustration 1970s
A Rod Filbrandt cartoon
Winsor Mccay cartoon