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Drugs Collection

Background imageDrugs Collection: Montreal Pharmacy, Canada

Montreal Pharmacy, Canada. Allegedly (according to this card) the largest (and most luxiously appointed) of its kind in the world!

Background imageDrugs Collection: No Smoking, Ladies

No Smoking, Ladies
This West End restaurant was one of the first to reserve tables for non-smokers after objections were raised. These three ladies disobey the notice on their table

Background imageDrugs Collection: Woman Smoking 1940S

Woman Smoking 1940S
A young housewife exhales a stream of smoke as she takes a break from her household tasks. By the end of World War Two, nearly half of the women in Britain had a smoking habit

Background imageDrugs Collection: Boots advertisement, 1913

Boots advertisement, 1913
Advertisement for Boots the Chemists from 1913, offering Drugs, Gifts and Your ideals realised. Date: 1913

Background imageDrugs Collection: Raleigh Smoking

Raleigh Smoking
Sir Walter Raleigh, credited with bringing the tobacco habit to Britain, enjoys his pipe

Background imageDrugs Collection: Old & New Pipes / Heath

Old & New Pipes / Heath
The old way of smoking a pipe & the new way: an upright Georgian gent smokes his long stemmed clay pipe while a semi-recumbent Regency fop, puffs away on his hookah

Background imageDrugs Collection: Cigars Label

Cigars Label
Cigar label for Havana cigars manufactured by M Valle in Cuba

Background imageDrugs Collection: Gentlemen Smoking Cigars

Gentlemen Smoking Cigars
A languid group of Victorian gentlemen smoking cigars in front of the fire

Background imageDrugs Collection: John Bews shop front in Guernsey, Channel Islands

John Bews shop front in Guernsey, Channel Islands
John Bew, Wholesale & Retail Tobacco & Cigar Merchant, and Ship Insurance Agent -- his shop front in Guernsey, Channel Islands, with a female assistant standing in the doorway. Date: circa 1905

Background imageDrugs Collection: A Smoking Party C. 1825

A Smoking Party C. 1825
A gentlemens smoking party

Background imageDrugs Collection: Lighting a Cigarette

Lighting a Cigarette
A monochrome woman lights her cigarette from a candle in a red and black interior

Background imageDrugs Collection: Smoking & Jazzing / Pan

Smoking & Jazzing / Pan
Jazzing

Background imageDrugs Collection: Tobacco Ban Threat

Tobacco Ban Threat
Beware, Mr Smoker, your turn is next ! - a prophetic satire from the Prohibition Era in America

Background imageDrugs Collection: East End Opium Den

East End Opium Den
An opium den in Londons East End - sixpenceworth, which is about a thimble-full and half as much again, seems to be the ordinary allowance

Background imageDrugs Collection: European Pipes

European Pipes
Pipes from various parts of Europe - Norway, France, Italy, Belgium, Austria, Hungary, Germany, Bohemia and Greece [for details see the text]

Background imageDrugs Collection: Raleighs Pipes

Raleighs Pipes
His pipes and tobacco pouch

Background imageDrugs Collection: Incredible hallucinations brought on by smoking Opium

Incredible hallucinations brought on by smoking Opium
Seeing Everything - The wild and incredible hallucinations brought on by smoking Opium. Date: 1905

Background imageDrugs Collection: United States Air Force - Convair VT-29B O-51-3811

United States Air Force - Convair VT-29B O-51-3811
United States Air Force Convair VT-29B (msn 239) O-51-3811. Entering service as a standard T-29B, 3811 was converted to NT-29B with extra dorsal and ventral radomes

Background imageDrugs Collection: AMERICAN TOBACCO GROWER

AMERICAN TOBACCO GROWER
An American tobacco grower sits leaning on a barrel of the tobacco which will be sent away to poison the lives of millions of wretched victims doomed to a miserable death Date: 1871

Background imageDrugs Collection: HASHISH & ASSASSINS

HASHISH & ASSASSINS
THE OLD MAN OF THE MOUNTAIN drugs his corps of assassins with hashish, which inspires them with dreams of the houris they will find when they die and go to Heaven... Date: 13th century

Background imageDrugs Collection: Manufacture of Opium in India

Manufacture of Opium in India
Raising revenue of opium saw large profits in the drug to China. Photograph showing an intermediate stage in the process of preparation

Background imageDrugs Collection: Comic postcard, William & Rose, with a pair of reefs down - a completely blank

Comic postcard, William & Rose, with a pair of reefs down - a completely blank, blue rectangle. What could it possibly mean? Answers on a postcard, please! Date: 20th century

Background imageDrugs Collection: Comic postcard, Customer in department store - walk this way Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Customer in department store - walk this way Date: 20th century

Background imageDrugs Collection: Advert for Beechams Pills, 1925

Advert for Beechams Pills, 1925 Date: 1925

Background imageDrugs Collection: Advert, T & H Smith Limited, Edinburgh and Glasgow

Advert, T & H Smith Limited, Edinburgh and Glasgow
Advert for T & H Smith Limited, Morphine and Codeine manufacturers, Edinburgh and Glasgow, Scotland. 1905

Background imageDrugs Collection: Advert, Jollys Duchess Pills

Advert, Jollys Duchess Pills
Advert for Jollys Duchess Pills for Pale Faces, from British Druggists Ltd, Oxford Street, London. 1897

Background imageDrugs Collection: ILN cover - Dr. Mildred C. Rebstock

ILN cover - Dr. Mildred C. Rebstock
Chloromycetin synthesised for the first time by Dr. Mildred C. Rebstock. Chloromycetin was discovered to be a powerful means of fighting typhus and typhoid. On March 27th 1949, Parke, Davis and Co

Background imageDrugs Collection: Adverts, T & H Smith Limited, John Beggs Scotch Whisky

Adverts, T & H Smith Limited, John Beggs Scotch Whisky
Adverts for T & H Smith Limited, manufacturers of morphine and codeine, Edinburgh, London and Glasgow, and John Beggs Scotch Whisky, Royal Lochnagar Distillery, Scotland. 1905

Background imageDrugs Collection: Chinese workers picking poppies for opium

Chinese workers picking poppies for opium. 1930s

Background imageDrugs Collection: Virginia Street, Reno, Nevada, USA

Virginia Street, Reno, Nevada, USA
Virginia Street (looking north), Reno, Nevada, USA. Date: 1930

Background imageDrugs Collection: Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, California, USA

Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, California, USA
Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, with Pantages Theatre on the left and the Taft Building on the right. Date: 1947

Background imageDrugs Collection: Street pharmacist with tray of drugs, China, East Asia

Street pharmacist with tray of drugs, China, East Asia
Street pharmacist with his tray of drugs, China, East Asia. Date: 1922

Background imageDrugs Collection: Advertisement on a postcard, Evans Pastilles

Advertisement on a postcard, Evans Pastilles
Pharmaceuticals advertisement on a postcard, Evans Pastilles for sore throats (in Spanish), with an elegant woman in a hat. Date: circa 1908

Background imageDrugs Collection: Advertisement on a postcard, Evans Carlsbad Salts

Advertisement on a postcard, Evans Carlsbad Salts
Pharmaceuticals advertisement on a postcard, Evans Carlsbad Salts for liver, gout and rheumatism (in Spanish), with an elegant woman in a hat. Date: circa 1908

Background imageDrugs Collection: Advertisement on a postcard, Evans Membroids

Advertisement on a postcard, Evans Membroids
Pharmaceuticals advertisement on a postcard, Evans Membroids (in Spanish), with an elegant woman in a hat. Date: circa 1908

Background imageDrugs Collection: Advert, s Moss, Druggist, Operative & Experimental Chemist

Advert, s Moss, Druggist, Operative & Experimental Chemist, High Street, Cheltenham. 1826

Background imageDrugs Collection: People smoking cigarettes

People smoking cigarettes
A lady offers cigarettes to her companions 1892

Background imageDrugs Collection: Professor Paul Ehrlich (1854 - 1915), Nobel Prize-winning German Jewish physician

Professor Paul Ehrlich (1854 - 1915), Nobel Prize-winning German Jewish physician and scientistand Dr. Sahachiro Hata (1873 - 1938) prominent Japanese bacteriologist, working in Frankfort laboratory

Background imageDrugs Collection: SMOKING ACCESSORIES

SMOKING ACCESSORIES
A man wearing a ring and cufflinks shows off some extremely stylish smoking accessories, including an ashtray, lighter, cigarette case, pipe, candle holder &c Date: 1930s

Background imageDrugs Collection: VICTIMS OF HASHISH

VICTIMS OF HASHISH
Four North African victims of hashish, driven out of their minds by the drug and brought under the care of Dr Auguste Voisin of the Salpetriere, Paris. Date: 1876

Background imageDrugs Collection: A CIGARETTE AND A COFFEE

A CIGARETTE AND A COFFEE
A young woman sits in a comfortable armchair, jacket over her shoulders, and enjoys a cigarette with her coffee. Date: 1940s

Background imageDrugs Collection: MY FIRST SMOKE (2 OF 2)

MY FIRST SMOKE (2 OF 2)
A young man has his first smoke from a pipe, but feels rather unwell as a result (2 of 2). Date: 1882

Background imageDrugs Collection: MY FIRST SMOKE (1 OF 2)

MY FIRST SMOKE (1 OF 2)
A young man enjoys his first smoke from a pipe (1 of 2). Date: 1882

Background imageDrugs Collection: IVORY CIGARETTE HOLDER

IVORY CIGARETTE HOLDER
Carved ivory cigarette holders are fashionable... Date: 1930s

Background imageDrugs Collection: MAN LIGHTING CIGARETTE

MAN LIGHTING CIGARETTE
A young man lights up a cigarette outside in the street Date: 1960s

Background imageDrugs Collection: CHOKED BY SMOKERS

CHOKED BY SMOKERS
A lady is choked by smokers as she walks along the pavement Date: 1843

Background imageDrugs Collection: LIGHTING HIS PIPE

LIGHTING HIS PIPE
While a young man smokes a very long pipe, his partner lights it with a hot coal from the stove Date: 1850

Background imageDrugs Collection: OPIUM SMOKING TOOLS

OPIUM SMOKING TOOLS
The equipment of a serious Chinese opium smoker Date: 1893



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