It was common at the turn of the century for photographers to try and sell their pictures to postcard manufacturers. It was also common to use children as subjects in situations you would not expect to see them in. This is a photographers’ proof and I don’t believe it was ever used on a postcard or published. I wish I had that kind of childhood .
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I thought people might get a kick out of seeing a few pieces from my collection. The first picture is of 4 original absinthe glasses. The one on the far right is in good shape, but came to me with about 100 years of dirt and grime on it. I decided not to clean it as it looks more nostalgic this way. The second picture is of unopened vintage bottles of absinthe. The Absenta Comas is from about 1970 Spain and even though it hasn’t been opened it has alot of evaporation. Maybe I should just open it and drink it before it all vanishes . The other is a Pernod Fils Tarragona from the early to mid 1900’s. The final picture is of some authentic spoons, a full mini-bottle of Oxygenee, a box of wormwood from the early 1900’s, and a pack of Pernod Fils candy, age unknown, but it’s old. Enjoy!
I really like this one! It is one of the smoothest, mildest, yet potent absinthes I have had. It has a very refined flavor, that at once is delicious and at the same time goes down like water. At 136 proof it’s quite strong, but at the same time I can’t detect even a hint of alcohol. This is one I’d love to drink sitting out by the pool in the Arizona sun. Experienced absintheurs will, I think, appreciate, the fineness of this and newbies will not be put off by a strong flavor, as I find is often the case. If you’re thinking of trying this one I’d really recommend getting two bottles as once you start drinking it you won’t want to stop, and the bottle will go way too fast (I know mine did )
This is a very good French Absinthe verte. The aroma has some notes I can’t quite put my finger on. The color is a beautiful emerald green and the louche is fast forming and quite thick and layered. It has a well rounded flavor where no one herb stands out or overpowers any other. The wine base does give it a slightly sweet, fruity taste. This is one I will be getting again! It’s available from our sister Absinthe Shop ALANDIA.de.
This is my most prized piece in my absinthe memorabilia collection. When absinthe was banned in France in 1915 Pernod Fils (the best and most well known of absinthes) moved their production to Tarragona, Spain where they continued producing until the early 1960’s.
This bottle is one of that vintage of Pernod Fils. As you can see it is a remarkable state of preservation. The label is almost perfect and the fill level is about 1/2 inch above the glass seal. The fill level is the best I’ve seen in any vintage absinthe. The Oxygenee website recently offered some of the same bottles for sale. Check out their website and compare the condtion of theirs to mine.
I´d love to see some more pictures of vintage absinthe bottles, whether they’re full or not. So if you have one, please post a picture of it for all to see.
If anyone out there sees this picture and runs into me at Green Hour at Digestif Restaurant, mention you’ve seen it on this blog and I’ll buy you an absinthe.
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