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Title
Mind soars on mushrooms, believed key to mental ills
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Creator
Brich, George
Contributor
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
1960
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Photograph article dated December 9, 1960 partially reads, "Lights burst like giant starshells and then splash over the room to illuminate it with shafts of vivid color. The mind is disembodied and soars with unshackled freedom. But conscience continues and the person experiencing the thrill is aware of his environs and is coherent and responsive in his conversation. This is the beginning of an hallucinogenic experience incited by a mushroom. Riker Laboratories, Inc., a drug research and production firm at 19901 Nordhoff St., Northridge, has learned first-hand the amazing properties of the mushroom." Photograph caption reads, "Mushroom-fed cat is a living transmitter. Mrs. Carl J. Bell holds Honey. Jim Shryle gets reading."
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00129023
Valley Times Collection
HCNVT_d034_f8_i29
CARL0005464128
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/60696
Subject
Riker Laboratories, Inc. (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Mushrooms, Hallucinogenic--California--Los Angeles
Hallucinogenic drugs--California--Los Angeles
Cats as laboratory animals--California--Los Angeles
Testing laboratories--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Cats--California--Los Angeles
Northridge (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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