Sweet Marijuana Precode, 1934

The Saturday Night Kid, 1929 banned poster under the Hollywood Code for Clara Bow lifting her dress.   The Hollywood Code Even before audio was introduced to cinema many were already trying to censor what was shown on the big Read More …

Heidelberg University Karzer, 1900

Students at the University of Heidelberg take a break from their studies while smoking opium.  These students are housed/held in the university prison room known as the Karzer  (c. 1900)     Share page on:

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 …

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 …

Ganja plant ready for cutting, 1894

“Ganja plant ready for cutting, some of the dried leaves still adhering” Naogaon, India – February 16, 1894 (Photo from the British ‘Report of the Indian Hemp Drugs Commission, 1894-1895’) Plate 85   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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