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Miscellaneous Opium Images


Turkish opium shipment Britain
Somewhere in Britain, workers check an opium shipment from
Turkey under the watch of a customers officer.
Imperial War Museums (D 17593)
Smith Jack, 1943 / Public domain
drying opium
A worker places a tray of opium slices into an oven. The dried
opium will then be used to make a concentrated tincture.

Imperial War Museums (D 17596)
Smith Jack, 1943 / Public domain
concentrated tincture of opium
A manufacturing chemist seals a bottle containing concentrated
tincture of opium to be used to make medications.

Imperial War Museums (D 17600)
Smith Jack, 1943 / Public domain

opium processing morphine powder
A worker at an opium processing laboratory takes a bottle of morphine hydrochloride from the store. She is wearing a mask to prevent any inhalation of the powder as she works.
Imperial War Museums (D 17603)
Smith Jack, 1943 / Public domain
Akha man with opium pipe
Akha man with opium pipe.
John Hill, 1979

opium poppy harvest north Manchuria
Opium poppy harvest in north Manchuria, Manchukuo.
Unknown author, 20th century
Public domain

opium smoker
An opium smoker. (Photo)
Woodbury & Page, circa 1870
Tropenmuseum of the Royal Tropical Institute
opium smoker Dutch East Indies
Portrait of an opium smoker, Dutch East Indies. (Photo)
Unknown author, 1910-1930
Tropenmuseum of the Royal Tropical Institute
opium smoking male and female
Two men and a woman smoking opium. (Lithograph)
A. (Auguste) Van Pers (Tekenaar), 1854
Tropenmuseum of the Royal Tropical Institute

three males smoking opium
Three men smoking opium. (Photo)
Woodbury & Page, circa 1888
Tropenmuseum of the Royal Tropical Institute

opium smoker
An opium smoker. (Photo)
Unknown author, before 1941
Tropenmuseum of the Royal Tropical Institute

opium smoking in Java
Opium smoking in Java. (Photo)
Unknown author, circa 1870
Tropenmuseum of the Royal Tropical Institute

opium smoking in Bali
Opium smoking in Bali. (Photo)
Unknown author, 1910-1920
Tropenmuseum of the Royal Tropical Institute

opium smoking male and female
Two men and a woman smoking opium. (Lithograph)
Jhr. J.C. (Josias Cornelis) Rappard (Schilder), 1883-1889
Tropenmuseum of the Royal Tropical Institute

opium smoker North Sumatra
An opium smoker, Karolanden, North Sumatra. (Photo)
T. (Tassilo) Adam, 1914-1919
Tropenmuseum of the Royal Tropical Institute



Note from the Tropenmuseum of the Royal Tropical Institute:

Opium trade and manufacturing in the Dutch East Indies was one of the monopolies exclusively hold by the Dutch East India Company. Opium trade became important already in the 17th century. The trade with opium was concentrated in Jakarta (former: Batavia), manufacturing and trade through the East Indies and the East India Company had major influences on the Opium Wars. Consume of opium also became a problem in Indonesia. Since 1904 opium was produced and distributed (sold) under government control (opiumregie) to reduce the abuse.



Updated November 6, 2013