We tend to think of people in olden times as somber and dignified, dealing with hardships we have since overcome. But olden timey people were still people, just weird freaks like us. Here are 13 pieces from art history that will have you going “Oh, right yeah. Maybe those thousands of years of Church art patronage warped my perception of the past.” 

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Gin Lane

1751 Gin Lane THE ROYAL William Hogarth created satirical engravings that served as propaganda against evil gin (as compared to noble English beer). CRACKED.COM

Source: Tate

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