Snug as a Bug in a Bar Room Rug
French bar rugs are joies de typographie. These adverts for liquor and wine soaked up the cocktail of many a bar room stalwart. These are details from a couple that I happened to salvage some time ago. They are wonderfully woven reminders of drinking culture.
Un soir, l’âme du vin chantait dans les bouteilles: «Homme, vers toi je pousse, ô cher déshérité, Sous ma prison de verre et mes cires vermeilles, Un chant plein de lumière et de fraternité! — Charles Baudelaire
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