Alderman Avery, my drugs hell

Alderman Avery, originally uploaded by sally_parishmouse.

Alderman Avery is the cover star of this issue of ” Old and New Birmingham”. Which looks like a late C19th version of ‘heat’.

There’s a flickr set of scans from the magazine that was apparently originally published in weekly numbers between 1878 and 1880 by Houghton and Hammond, Scotland Passage, Birmingham.