A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
041: ‘Satisfied smoker’
When I took this picture, I thought that I had a clear idea what would be sold there in this store. The name ‘De Tevreden Rookster’ can be translated as: ‘The Satisfied Femal Smoker’. The first products that came into my mind were tobacco, cigarettes and cigars. But here they offer a totally different kind of merchandise! Until 1983, there was a hippie store, with the exotic name Kadjaloe, which sold Afghan coats, woolen socks and some little pipes. In the same year, owner Theo started his headshop and cultivated some cannabis plants for the production of yearlings. With the Dutch anti-drug laws becoming more sever during the years, the owner was forced to adapt his merchandise. At present, his assortment is more focused on vaporizers. Nothing of my personal interest, but the name was worth a picture.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2010, 2017