French Absinthe Prohibition Poster
Absinthe Poster of an old lithograph lamenting the prohibition of Absinthe in France, by ministerial decree of 7th January 1915. In the centre, trampling the wounded Green Fairy, is Raymond Poincaire, President of the French Republic, while French troops are engaged in the first battles of the Great War. This poster was discovered in 1970 in Le bar de l'Univers - Cafe Caramy in Brignoles, a small town on route from Marseille to Cannes. In 1920 the building was walled up and 50 yrs later the poster was found; original poster size 67 x 48cm.