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Hogarth's Famous Gin Lane was one of a pair, the other was Beer Street.

Hogarth's Famous Gin Lane was one of a pair, the other was Beer Street.

Hogarth's famous Gin Lane, was not meant to just show the evils of drinking, but specifically the evils of drinking gin.  It was one of a pair, the other was Beer Street.  Beer Street showed London as Hogarth envisioned it, consuming beer instead of gin.  Here the citizens were a perfect picture of health, as morbid obesity was considered health at that time.

I wonder if he were alive today what the pictures might look like!