An Opium Den In Singapore, 1941

1941 Singapore Opium Den

Despite being targeted by law enforcement across the globe at the start of the 20th century, opium and opium dens were prevalent fixtures in east Asia, the United States, and Europe up until the mid-1950’s. In the above photograph, opium smokers in Singapore relax in a sparsely furnished opium den, suggesting that the clientele were mostly working class.

Savannah Cox
Savannah Cox is the Managing Editor of All That Is Interesting. She holds a Master's Degree in International Relations, and works as a reporter/producer for DNAinfo.
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