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Weird Photo Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Weird Photo Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

In the drunktank!

Not all of our weird photographs are pretty, witty or funny! Some of our photographs show the gritty side of life, the good and the bad, even the sad. Here are some bad boys that seem to have had a little wee bit too much to drink. Zooming in will show more sordid details, but doing that is up to you! For more information about this photograph, click here. Check out more gritty, strange, weird, and even funny photographs in our Digital Collections.


I am disappointed at the glib text accompanying this photo. While a few pictured may be "bad boys" having just a little too much to drink, others may be struggling with alcoholism -- a devasting and tragic disease. I appreciate researchers sharing the spectrum of human experience but please do so with appropriate tone and text. The men may or may not be husbands or fathers, but they are most certainly sons.