20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Thats an Awful Lot of Cough Syrup

The corner store is a meeting place for black neighborhoods all over America. Its the place where you buy all the things that are harmful to you, most importantly cigarettes. This poor man, Turtle, was constricted by the store to sit here forever, as a deterrent for theft. In this image he is drinking a mixture of sprite and cough syrup, a local favorite drug of choice. He has since passed away.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2012
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Houston, Texas, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 4S
Copyright: © Gregory Carter