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Granny's Empire of Art (San Francisco/ California)

Dylan fans were quick to notice that at least 10 of the 18 paintings in a new exhibition in New York bore a startling similarity to photographs, some of which were taken more than 130 years ago.

Women in Opium Den, Chinatown, San Francisco, 1889 by Louis Philippe Lessard. [800x614]

Women in Opium Den, Chinatown, San Francisco, 1889 by Louis Philippe Lessard. [800x614]

"To cure the soul by means of the senses, and the senses by means of the soul." ------------------------------------------------ Dorian went to opium dens for months doing drugs and trying to forget all the horrible things he'd done.

Opium smokers who could afford it smoked in surroundings that were as placid as they were elegant.

Opium smokers who could afford it smoked in surroundings that were as placid as they were elegant.

The outfit of the opium smoker Official photograph issued by the Narcotics Bureau, Hong Kong Police

The outfit of the opium smoker Official photograph issued by the Narcotics Bureau, Hong Kong Police

He was 14 yrs. 6mos. and 5 days old --- and the youngest person executed in the United States in the 20th Century. 1944. Shameful.

He was 14 yrs. 6mos. and 5 days old --- and the youngest person executed in the United States in the 20th Century. 1944. Shameful.

Susan Joice    Name: Susan Joice  Arrested for: Larceny  Arrested at: North Shields Police Station  Arrested on: 18th August 1903  Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-31-Susan Joice

Susan Joice Name: Susan Joice Arrested for: Larceny Arrested at: North Shields Police Station Arrested on: 18th August 1903 Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-31-Susan Joice

Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940, photographer: Mrs. Palontona and 13 year old daughter, working on pillow-lace in dirty kitchen of their tenement home, December 1911 by The U.S. National Archives

Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940, photographer: Mrs. Palontona and 13 year old daughter, working on pillow-lace in dirty kitchen of their tenement home, December 1911 by The U.S. National Archives

Illustration during America's Gilded Age, c.1902. Two women in a New York City Opium Den, smoking from opium pipes. A state of lethergy is realized by the women, from the effects of the drug. ~ Illustrator: Valerian Gribayedoff, (1858-1908) ~ {cwl} ~ (Getty Images):

Illustration during America's Gilded Age, c.1902. Two women in a New York City Opium Den, smoking from opium pipes. A state of lethergy is realized by the women, from the effects of the drug. ~ Illustrator: Valerian Gribayedoff, (1858-1908) ~ {cwl} ~ (Getty Images):

The Chicago World's Fair Century of Progress Exposition of 1933 was held to celebrate the city's centennial and was built around a theme of technological innovation. The fair's motto was: "Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Conforms." This poster shows the Federal Building with a gold dome and three fluted towers that represent the three branches of United States Government.

Chicago Worlds Fair

The Chicago World's Fair Century of Progress Exposition of 1933 was held to celebrate the city's centennial and was built around a theme of technological innovation. The fair's motto was: "Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Conforms." This poster shows the Federal Building with a gold dome and three fluted towers that represent the three branches of United States Government.

Shame Mask.  Worn as punishment to shame a person convicted of a minor crime. From the Medieval Crime Museum in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany.  (by Mike A. via Flickr)

Shame Mask. Worn as punishment to shame a person convicted of a minor crime. From the Medieval Crime Museum in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany. (by Mike A. via Flickr)