One of the most important of all absinthe posters is the famous image by Gantner that laments the prohibition of absinthe in France in 1915. In the centre, trampling the mortally wounded Green Fairy, is Raymond Poincaré, the arch-prohibitionist President of the French Republic, while in the background French troops are shown engaged in the first terrible battles of the WW1. The white ribbon at the bottom “Les Habitués d’…” is left blank, to allow the name of the bar or café that originally purchased the poster to be added. There are only 4 known originals of this piece.
This print has been restored to its original full detail and full color, Belle Époque appearance. Compare to posters of this subject which are from the low-res original source.
Image is 11" x 17"
Printed on 160 GSM gloss, high quality photo stock
Print is shipped rolled, First Class in poster tube/box
Image and colors may vary slightly from example photo due to monitor settings
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