Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup was an indispensable aid to mothers and child-care workers. Containing one grain (65 mg) of morphine per fluid ounce, it effectively quieted restless infants and small children. It probably also helped mothers relax after a hard day's work. The company used various media to promote their product, including recipe books, calendars, and trade cards such as the one shown here from 1887 (A calendar is on the reverse side.).
You can still buy absinthe around Pamplona and points north over the Pyrinees into France. Don't. A Tech Seargant got busted by a piss test after he tried it out while he was up there for a little vacation with his 3 kids and his wife. His career ended because of that. Just walk away.