Below you can see our latest absinthe collectible acquisition for our absinthe museum. Yes, we have a personal one, it is our “showroom” where all bottles are stored and a gramophone waits for some private Heure Vertes. The postcard shown below is an “anti-absinthe” movement postcard. At the end of the heights of the Green Fairy Absinthe was blamed for being poisonous. The postcard shows two men sitting at a table drinking a glass of absinthe. At the neighboring table one man drinks a glass of milk. The two men blame the third for being such a lame duck, but he replies that absinthe is bad for the health:
Two men: Hey! Look at that guy drinking milk!
Third man: Exactly, so I won’t poison myself with your dirty absinthe, and boiled milk at that, so I don’t risk contracting tuberculosis.
Funny piece of history…