Miscellaneous Opium Images

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

Turkish opium shipment Britain

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

drying 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

concentrated tincture of opium

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

opium processing morphine powder

Akha man with opium pipe.
John Hill, 1979

Akha man with opium pipe

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

opium poppy harvest north Manchuria

An opium smoker. (Photo)
Woodbury & Page, circa 1870
Tropenmuseum of the Royal Tropical Institute

opium smoker

Portrait of an opium smoker, Dutch East Indies. (Photo)
Unknown author, 1910-1930
Tropenmuseum of the Royal Tropical Institute

opium smoker Dutch East Indies

Two men and a woman smoking opium. (Lithograph)
A. (Auguste) Van Pers (Tekenaar), 1854
Tropenmuseum of the Royal Tropical Institute

opium smoking male and female

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

three males smoking opium

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

opium smoker

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

opium smoking in Java

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

opium smoking in Bali

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

opium smoking male and female

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

opium smoker North Sumatra

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.

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