Canvas poster - Absinthe Ban in France Poincaré
Less well known than Gantner's famous "Messieurs c'est l'heure" poster for the prohibition of absinthe in Switzerland
, this companion lithograph lamenting the final prohibition of absinthe in France 5 years later, by ministerial decree of 7th January 1915, is just as spectacular. In the centre, trampling the mortally wounded Green Fairy, is Raymond Poincairé, President of the French Republic, while in the background French troops are shown engaged in the first terrible battles of the Great War. The white ribbon at the bottom "Les Habitués d" is left blank to allow the name of the bar or café that purchased the poster to be added.
Our posters are based on ultra high res professional scans, and printed in France using state-of-the-art Giclee technology, on heavy Jetex 300g (10.6oz) canvas, which has outstanding fade-resistant and anti-curling properties (allowing the poster to rapidly resume its natural flat form once you've removed it from the shipping tube.).
Opposite is a close-up picture showing the texture of the Jetex canvas.
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