December 15, 2009

The Drunkard's Progress


So, if I get what you're saying, if I can just stay at level 5 I'm good to go.

lithograph, hand-colored
1846, copyright by Kelloggs & Thayer, N.Y.
from Library of Congress

14 comments:

Steph(anie) said...

The illustration for step 9 made me laugh.

downtown guy said...

Me, too, and then I felt kind of bad.

leilalatex said...

I love that!
No wonder it's copyright Kelloggs. Kellogg was a crazy man. He thought that cereal would reduce sex drive and ward off deviant behavior.

downtown guy said...

And something about yogurt enemas.

Steph(anie) said...

Have you seen The Road to Wellville? Anthony Hopkins plays Kellogg. Fecking hilarious.

Steph(anie) said...

Mind you, my parents are Adventists (like Kellogg) which give it an extra edge for me.

downtown guy said...

Yep, saw it when it first came out. I remember laughing pretty hard.

Ms. Moon said...

I think your perception of the Progress is correct.

downtown guy said...

It doesn't even seem very down on Drunk & Riotous.

Ms. Moon said...

Well, it IS the peak of the Progress.

downtown guy said...

Somewhat different from Pilgrim's Progress.

Ms. Moon said...

And yet, somehow related.

May said...

DAMMIT! I wish I had this poster for my wall. I'd put it next to my Serenity prayer.

downtown guy said...

I wish I had half this stuff as posters.