The Water Poet Gushes, 1620

“Here is Labor, Profit, Clothing, Pleasure, Food, Navigation: Divinity, Poetry, the liberal Arts, Arm’s, Virtues defense, Vices offense, a true mans protection, a Thief’s execution. Here is mirth and matter all beaten out of this small Seed.” -John Taylor, 1620 Read More …

The American Dope Party, 1906

‘The American dope party’ “A lesson in practical patriotism taught by the Boston tea party.” Illustration shows many men dressed as Native Americans on board a ship labeled “The Good Ship Dope”, throwing cartons and boxes of adulterated and unhealthy Read More …

Gas Mask Puff, 1969

 “We’d take a gas mask and take the filters out and tape over them, and just make a hole in one of the filters. We’d stick a joint in the gas mask and puff like mad, just keep breathing until Read More …

Visions of America, 3780 BC

“The root is of nearly medium size, sending forth no branches or leaves above the ground, but with a certain woolliness adhering to it on account of which it could not aptly be figured by me. Both men and women Read More …

The Funny Hemp Booklet, 1943

“Who grows hemp today with a busy hand, Helps themselves and the country!” -Die lustige Hanffibel, 1943 Die lustige Hanffibel, front cover – “The Funny Hemp Booklet”   The Funny Hemp Booklet In 1942 preparing for WWII, The German Reich Read More …

Popeye Double Bags, 1939

If there were doubts on Popeye’s stash, 1939 shows us Popeye double bags…   King Comics #43, Popeye, Ship in a bottle, by David McKay, 1939 Share page on:

Poppies of Oz, 1900

The Scarecrow and Tin Woodman carry a sleeping Dorothy and Toto out from the field of Deadly poppies. By W. W. Denslow circa 1900     “All across the meadows, many poppies blossomed, and that were so hypnotic and brilliant Read More …

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