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Inter-State Narcotic Association Marijuana Warning Poster

Inter-State Narcotic Association Marijuana Warning Poster | Poster | Wisconsin Historical Society
Enlarged version of a mocking "warning card" to be placed in railroad trains, buses, streetcars, and other public forums. Warning reads, "Beware! Young and Old--People in All Walks of Life! This [Marijuana Cigarette] may be handed you by the friendly stranger. It contains the Killer Drug "Marihuana"--a powerful narcotic in which lurks Murder! Insanity! Death! WARNING! Dope peddlers are shrewd! They may put some of this drug in the [teapot] or in the [cocktail] or in the tobacco cigarette."
DESCRIPTION
Enlarged version of a mocking "warning card" to be placed in railroad trains, buses, streetcars, and other public forums. Warning reads, "Beware! Young and Old--People in All Walks of Life! This [Marijuana Cigarette] may be handed you by the friendly stranger. It contains the Killer Drug "Marihuana"--a powerful narcotic in which lurks Murder! Insanity! Death! WARNING! Dope peddlers are shrewd! They may put some of this drug in the [teapot] or in the [cocktail] or in the tobacco cigarette."
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:56411
Creation Date:September 1971
Creator Name:Unknown
City:Madison
County:Dane
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Madison People's Poster and Propaganda Collection, 1969-1976
Genre:Poster
Original Format Type:prints, photomechanical
Original Format Number:PH 4003, Box 42, Folder 3
Original Dimensions:22 x 17 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
"25-IX-71" appearing on the front refers to its date of acquisition by J. Wesley Miller: September 25, 1971. Notation "at Dana Beal gathering," further suggests that the content of this poster is not in earnest.
SUBJECTS
Men
Plants
Women
Political posters
Drug abuse
Narcotics
Smoking

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