'Le Peril Vert - L'Absinthe', c 1910.

'Le Peril Vert - L'Absinthe', c 1910.

© David Nathan-Maister / Science & Society Picture Library

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One of set of 6 postcards, unused and still with their original wrapper, showing six grave dangers facing France. This one is the Green Peril - absinthe. A skeleton drinking the evil green liquid corrupts the French nation. The artist, T Bianco, was one of the leading satirical illustrators of the era.
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