Opium Destruction, San Francisco (1914)

In the shadow of an unfinished City Hall, still clad in scaffolding, government authorities destroy confiscated opium in downtown San Fransisco, 1914. Setting fire to the stash they create a great plume of smoke and, presumably, some pretty lightheaded bystanders downwind.

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