6) Whiskey and women in orientalist artistic traditions


Whiskey advertising of the period showed this aspect of the relationship between whiskey and women:

This ad for Belle of Nelson Bourbon (1870s), depicts women in an oriental harem. Such depictions were extremely popular in the orientalist artistic traditions of the latter half of the 19th century.

"In The Harem", an example of a late 19th century orientalist painting by Hungarian popular artist Gyula Tornai is shown below.

Such images represented an immoral sybaritic sexual free for all - code for…