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The Old Absinthe House | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

The Old Absinthe House

The Old Absinthe House | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Street scene featuring the Old Absinthe House, a famous New Orleans establishment in the city's French Quarter. The building was built in 1806 by Pedro Front and Francisco Juncadelia of Barcelona to house their importing firm. In 1815, the ground floor was converted into a saloon known as "Aleix's Coffee House." It was renamed "The Absinthe Room" in 1874. A man is standing on the corner in front of the building with a tube under his arm. In the background is a building containing the offices of the American Brewing Company, bottlers and distributors of Nehi soft drinks.
DESCRIPTION
Street scene featuring the Old Absinthe House, a famous New Orleans establishment in the city's French Quarter. The building was built in 1806 by Pedro Front and Francisco Juncadelia of Barcelona to house their importing firm. In 1815, the ground floor was converted into a saloon known as "Aleix's Coffee House." It was renamed "The Absinthe Room" in 1874. A man is standing on the corner in front of the building with a tube under his arm. In the background is a building containing the offices of the American Brewing Company, bottlers and distributors of Nehi soft drinks.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:9042
Creation Date: September 15 1928
Creator Name:International Harvester Company
City:New Orleans
County:
State:Louisiana
Collection Name:Glass negative series, circa 1900-1939
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:negative, original
Original Format Number:VMA
Original Dimensions:10 x 8 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Image was printed in "International Trail" magazine, November 1928, pg. 1.
SUBJECTS
Architecture
Balconies
Clothing and dress
Beverage industry
Cities and towns
Sidewalks
African Americans
Men
Outdoor photography
Bars (Drinking establishments)
Signs and signboards
Lampposts
Streets

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