Picture Collection: Experimental Friends

Don’t drink. Don’t smoke. What do you do? These clippings range in date from 1965 to 2002 and the standard for anti-drug literature barely changed over just under 30 years. Today, still, it lacks any real information and is hopelessly genteel.

The pictures collected here are from the New York Public Library’s Picture Collection, a room full of folders upon folders of pictures. The images are torn from books and magazines, mounted onto thick card stock and cataloged by subject.