The Prime Minister’s Cow, 1970

“I was in Turkey and these guys invited me into one of the coffee shops and passed the hookah around and I smoked it. What was in it, I don’t know, probably some hash. Same thing in India (and) China. Read More …

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 …

Keep on the Grass, 1976

Keep on the Grass 42st boys strutting on 10th ave in Borough Park/Sunset Park, Brooklyn – 1976 So much amazing going on in this picture, lets start with a couple of the guys wearing “Female Wanted” shirts while they eye Read More …

The Expectant Hand, 1909

Union Square at the Broadway Bowery by Artist Albertus Del Orient Browere painted it from memory in 1885     The Expectant Hand   One of my favorite articles from yesteryear… This story takes place right in present day Union Read More …

Roshambo, 1800’s

  Roshambo A loved ol’ time smoke spot seems to have answered the eternal question fought over for centuries…  How in the hell does paper beat rock?… Half-way rock, Michigan early 1900’s Before the turn of the century, the journey Read More …

Halloween’s Hemp Seed Sow, 1850

Some merry friendly country folks Together did convene, To burn their nits upon their stocks, An hold their Halloween. – Robert Burns, 1855   Tam O’Shanter and the Witches, illustration by John Faed to the poem of Robert Burns 1855 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 …

Perfectly Baked, 1921

Wage Campaign on “Indian Hemp” Las Animas, Colorado, Dec. 22 Vigorous measures to stamp out production of “Indian Hemp” are being taken by Bent County officials following the discovery here of several gardens in which the plant was being cultivated. 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 …

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