Vintage Drug Ads

Drugs such as cocaine and heroin aren’t just glamorous because they’re illegal. Even when you could buy them at any pharmacy or grocery store, they still had a certain cool factor. Just look at these fantastic vintage advertisements for opium, coca-laced wine and “medicinal tonics.”

This collection of drug adverts gives an interesting historical and cultural insight into how mind altering medication has been pitched to consumers over the years.

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