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:

Chicago World’s Fair, 1893

“If it comes to please then it will be through the process similar to the taste for opium or hashish.” – observations of a Worlds Fair visitor in 1893   Crowd waiting for the opening of the gates at the Read More …

Dick’s Operation, 1969

President Richard Nixon and Mexico’s President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz shake hands at a ceremony on the Mexico side of the Rio Grande River after dedicating the Amistad Dam, in background. September 8, 1969 (less than two weeks before the start Read More …

Fable of the Keyhole, 1870

Ancient Fable: Three men, one under the influence of alcohol, another steeped in opium, a third intoxicated by marihuana, arrived one night at the closed gates of a Persian city. “Let us break down the gates!” roared the drunkard. “Nay,” Read More …

World War on Weed, 1961

“Governments of opium-producing Parties are required to “purchase and take physical possession of such crops as soon as possible” after harvest to prevent diversion into the illicit market.” -from the The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs in 1961 Opium meditations Read More …

Mystery of the Trinity, 1968

“Opium dreams: smoker with papal solider discovering the mystery of the Trinity in the breasts and the dove of a woman, with triangular hat jester behind”  – Pablo Picasso, 1968 etching   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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