A little grouping of 1934 Legendre Herbsaint items, including the earliest known '34 Herbsaint pint bottle, a '34 Herbsaint Mini, a 1934 Legendre Herbsaint Booklet,25 Ways of Enjoying Herbsaint and an unused 1934 Herbsaint label date stamped June '34, by the Indiana Liquor Control Board.
One of the many chapters in the shared history of New Orleans, and Absinthe was an old New Orleans distiller L. E. Jung. (Later to be known asL. E. Jung & Wulff)
L. E Jung distilled absinthe, among their many types of bitters, liquers, and liquors during their roughly sixty year history. From the surviving information, it appears that L.E. Jung produced a copy of C.F. Berger's absinthe , both as a verte, and a blanche.
1911 L.E. Jung catalog page with their pre-ban absinthe.
When the USA banned absinthe in 1912, L.E Jung would reformulate their Absinthe in 1913 and produce what may well have been the first American Absinthe substitute, called GREENOPAL.
1913 New Orleans Bee French language advt. for their absinthe substitute.
A surviving L.E. Jung Greenopal Absinthe Substitute from 1915, now residing in our collection.
Greenopal would later resurface after repeal under the house brand of Solari's market in New Orleans.
We will pick up the story of the many changing names of L.E. Jung, and L.E Jung & Wulff's absinthe substitutes, as Jung & Wulff would try to find a niche in the post pro-prohibition market.
I'm a longtime collector of Absinthe Antiques, and Legendre Herbsaint items, Any Legendre & Co. items are always wanted.
Always seeking anything on New Orleans distillers, L.E. Jung, L.E. Jung & Wulff, L.E. Jung & Wulff's Milky-Way, L.E. Jung & Wulff Absinthe, A.M.& J. Solari's Green Opal, and J.C. Yochim items. Any documented New Orleans absinthe spoons and glasses wanted.
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