Monday, March 4, 2013

Anonymous Photo: A Drink from the 1950s

From Defoe's Preface to Roxana: The Fortunate Mistress, his wicked 'whore biography' of 1724:

Scenes of Crime can scarce be represented in such a Manner, but some may make a Criminal Use of them; but when Vice is painted in its Low-Priz'd Colours, 'tis not to make People in love with it, but to expose it; and if the Reader makes a wrong Use of the Figures, the Wickedness is his own.

Which is to say if you find any hint of lasciviousness in this image, it's your own mind that's putting it there.