Absinthe prohibition in Switzerland, 1910.
© David Nathan-Maister / Science & Society Picture Library
The famous 1910 "Messieurs...c'est l'heure" anti-prohibition poster by Gantner, lamenting the final banning of absinthe in Switzerland in 1910. It was originally published in the Swiss satirical revue, edited by Louis Bron, Le Guguss. It shows a triumphant prohibitionist, dressed as a priest, trampling on the murdered figure of the Green Fairy, while in the background Helvetica mourns her lost liberties.