'Absinthe Professors',1899.

'Absinthe Professors',1899.
2 8 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 20cm


Men with their glasses of absinthe, by Renouard. Harpers Monthly of 1889 described the Absinthe Professors 'who sit at the little marble tables, drink absinthe, and are invariably decorated'. In return for the price of a drink, they would instruct newcomers in the proper art of elegantly pouring an absinthe.

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