Fitz Hugh Ludlow (1836-1870) American writer and explorer who wrote ‘The Hasheesh Eater’ an autobiographical book about his addiction to hashish complete with psychedelic and mystical experiences and disturbing hallucinations. See description for more information.

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Contraband Collection / Alamy Stock Photo
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Photograph of original carte de visite by Julius Brill (1816-1882) taken circa 1865. Fitz Hugh Ludlow died in 1870 addicted to morphine and alcohol and suffering from tuberculosis. “Over the opium-eater’s coffin at least, thank God! a wife and a sister can stop weeping and say, ‘He’s free.’” Credit: Private Collection / Contraband Collection
Location: USA