Heavy absinthe drinker, c 1900.
© David Nathan-Maister / Science & Society Picture Library
Postcard showing an absinthe drinker, already looking distinctly the worse for wear: 'Heavens, am I going to be able to go back alone? An hour late. What a dinner, my friends! What a fuss my wife will make! The kids will cry. I'm not hungry. If anyone says anything to me I will break everything.'