VINTAGE ADS FOR DRUGS THAT ARE ILLEGAL NOW

Hard to believe some of this stuff was sold straight up over the counter.

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Gorgeous Vintage Advertisements for Heroin, Cannabis and Cocaine

Gorgeous Vintage Advertisements for Heroin, Cannabis and Cocaine

Gorgeous Vintage Advertisements for Heroin, Cannabis and Cocaine

Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup, which began to be sold in 1849, contained 65 grams of morphine sulphate per fluid ounce!  As you can see, it was marketed for teething children!

Gorgeous Vintage Advertisements for Heroin, Cannabis and Cocaine
Yes, cocaine.  I hear it's a helluva drug.

Gorgeous Vintage Advertisements for Heroin, Cannabis and Cocaine
Cocaine sedatives.

Gorgeous Vintage Advertisements for Heroin, Cannabis and Cocaine

Gorgeous Vintage Advertisements for Heroin, Cannabis and Cocaine

Gorgeous Vintage Advertisements for Heroin, Cannabis and Cocaine

Gorgeous Vintage Advertisements for Heroin, Cannabis and Cocaine

Gorgeous Vintage Advertisements for Heroin, Cannabis and Cocaine

Gorgeous Vintage Advertisements for Heroin, Cannabis and Cocaine
Wine made with coca leaves.

Gorgeous Vintage Advertisements for Heroin, Cannabis and Cocaine

Gorgeous Vintage Advertisements for Heroin, Cannabis and Cocaine

Gorgeous Vintage Advertisements for Heroin, Cannabis and Cocaine

Gorgeous Vintage Advertisements for Heroin, Cannabis and Cocaine

Gorgeous Vintage Advertisements for Heroin, Cannabis and Cocaine

Gorgeous Vintage Advertisements for Heroin, Cannabis and Cocaine

Bayer Heroin.  Yes, that Bayer.

Gorgeous Vintage Advertisements for Heroin, Cannabis and Cocaine

Gorgeous Vintage Advertisements for Heroin, Cannabis and Cocaine

Gorgeous Vintage Advertisements for Heroin, Cannabis and Cocaine

Gorgeous Vintage Advertisements for Heroin, Cannabis and Cocaine

Gorgeous Vintage Advertisements for Heroin, Cannabis and Cocaine

Originally created as a medicinal tonic in 1886, Coca-Cola contained coca leaf as an ingredient meaning that every bottle of Coke produced before 1904 contained about 9 milligrams of cocaine in every bottle.

Gorgeous Vintage Advertisements for Heroin, Cannabis and Cocaine

Gorgeous Vintage Advertisements for Heroin, Cannabis and Cocaine
Cocaine tablets.

Gorgeous Vintage Advertisements for Heroin, Cannabis and Cocaine

Gorgeous Vintage Advertisements for Heroin, Cannabis and Cocaine

Gorgeous Vintage Advertisements for Heroin, Cannabis and Cocaine

Gorgeous Vintage Advertisements for Heroin, Cannabis and Cocaine

Cocaine lozenges.


A mix of opium and alcohol to help infants sleep. 


An opium/arsenic treatment for breathing problems.

Gorgeous Vintage Advertisements for Heroin, Cannabis and Cocaine
Cannabis... all right, so it's still mostly illegal as I write this.



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