This photograph of Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson was taken during the filming of Easy Rider in 1969. The quintessentially American film is remarkable for a number of reasons, one of the most interesting bits of trivia is that real drugs were used during filming, instead of prop-drugs as was the norm.

Once you know this and re-watch the film, a few things click into place.

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Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson in EASY RIDER

Image via Museum of Cinema.

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Ben Branch has had his work featured on CNN, Popular Mechanics, the official Smithsonian Magazine, Road & Track Magazine, the official Pinterest blog, the official eBay Motors blog, BuzzFeed, and many more.

Silodrome was founded by Ben back in 2010, in the years since the site has grown to become a world leader in the alternative and vintage motoring sector, with millions of readers around the world and hundreds of thousands of followers on social media.

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