|By Chevalier on Wednesday, April 03, 2002 - 02:44 pm: Edit|
Thank you, Oxygenée, and thank you, Petermarc, for finding and sharing historical pieces of the absinthe puzzle. Oxy, I hope that you will uncover evidence of absinthe use in South Africa.(if you haven't already done so!) The definitive history has yet to be written, don't you think? There's so much more to it all than France, Switzerland and Spain.
|By Chevalier on Wednesday, April 03, 2002 - 07:20 am: Edit|
"Absynthe", eh? "Tombstones furnished to order"? Goths have been in S.F. longer than I realized.
That ad at the bottom right: "Ex Hoogly". Huh?
|By Oxygenee on Wednesday, April 03, 2002 - 05:58 am: Edit|
(repeat of drumroll)....is THIS:
|By Oxygenee on Wednesday, April 03, 2002 - 05:46 am: Edit|
Just found a copy of the June 17th, 1852 issue of the San Francisco "Daily Evening Journal".
Amongst various ads for mining equipment, "tombstones furnished to order", 200 dozen Panama Hats, 60 000lbs of Chili Peaches (!),and some charming period news items - "the Cayote diggings at Gold Hill are proving richer every day they are worked...", "Mr McKune who was stabbed in the affray with Judge Wilson at Sacremanto on Wednesday it is thought will recover...", "Yesterday the body of a notoriously dissipated character named Fisher, a painter, was found in the Mormon Slough where it must have been for two or three days..", is THIS:
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