Absinthe versus Alcohol, c 1900.

 
Absinthe versus Alcohol, c 1900.
4 0 c m
 
31cm
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

Description

French cartoon dramatising the difference between regular drunkenness, and intoxication with absinthe. Alcohol, as illustrated by the man on the left, produces a 'gentle and somnolent' sort of drunkenness. Absinthe, by contrast, produces a violent and angry mood.

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10462764

© David Nathan-Maister / Science & Society Picture Library

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