Crates of absinthe ready for export, 1899.
© David Nathan-Maister / Science & Society Picture Library
Albumen print of one of the Pernod Fils storerooms, with bottles of absinthe crated up and ready for export. The destinations can be read on the crates. Pernod Fils (and some of its larger competitiors such as Berger and Edouard Pernod) exported worldwide. The French colonies - especially Algeria, Vietnam, Madagascar and Tahiti - were all significant markets, as were South American countries like Argentina and Chile.