Yearly Collection of Narcotics, 1925

“The yearly collection of narcotics seized by the Narcotic Bureau of the New York Police Department during the year 1924. These 1516 parcels representing 2732 arrests are valued at $2,500,000. The individuals shown are Police Commissioner Richard K. Wright and Read More …

Soldiers Searched, 1969

‘Police dogs trained to smell out hidden marijuana examine U.S. Soldiers luggage at the airport during the Vietnam War’, Vietnam Airport 1969     Share page on:

Sandringham Road, 1983

‘Fighting The Lawmen’, Hackney Community Defense Association   “Everybody knew that drug dealing went on in Sandringham Road. It was common knowledge that police officers took money and drugs from dealers. They would pocket the money and supply the drugs Read More …

To Farm Insanity Plant, 1909

To Farm Insanity Plant Deadliest Vegetable Known to be introduced into Texas. “The deadly marihuana plant is to be introduced into Texas from Mexico by special permission of the state agricultural department. Ernest Love, who conducts an agricultural experimental station Read More …

Pouring out the Loot, 1952

“Narcotics ring broken…$30,000 worth taken”, A.V. Beckner poses pouring out loot.  Los Angels, California. March 11, 1952         Share page on:

Parke, Davis & Company advertisement, 1957

I can’t even make this stuff up… “You say you paid $9.oo to get that one prescription filled? Wow!” “Depends on how you look at it. That medicine kept me from missing weeks of work… Maybe saved my life. I 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 Cowboy Smugglers, 1890

‘Los charros contrabandistas’  (The Cowboy Smugglers), 1890 dice game Gameboard for dice game of the ‘Cowboy Smugglers’ shows Mexican cowboys in charro outfits on horseback, lassoing the 64 spaces on the board. The accompanying text, upper right, provides the rules Read More …

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