Monday, October 5, 2009

Old Absinthe Bar

Old Absinthe Bar

"Gen. Andrew Jackson, Sarah Bernhardt among notables served from it."

The back says:
"The Old Absinthe Bar, 400 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, La., is one of the most treasured antiques in a city famous for its ancient background. Mark Twain was served over it; so was Gen. Andrew Jackson, the Pirate Lafitte and Jenny Lind. Tourists truly feast on these colorful and historic relics, assembled in 1806, and which are still in the custody of L. J. Cazebonne, son of the late Pierre Cazebonne."

I found this in my grandfather's house after his death, and sent it to a friend in Europe who loves New Orleans, and absinthe, too.

4 comments:

  1. I really wish postcards like this weren't so rare anymore. They're so fun.

    Also, I got your letter today! Yippee! Now if only I had time to respond... though I might switch around the order I respond to my letters so I can respond to yours more quickly. Someday.

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  2. that is a cool postcard - thanks for sharing it!

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  3. Just once in my life I'd like to try absinthe. With any luck it won't be the last thing I try in my life ;-)

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  4. I got your wonderfull letter today and how great it was and I hope i have done you justice with the return letter . I love this one you are sharing . beautifull ,just beautifull and how nice of you to share . thanks for sharing and posting this .

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