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Vintage Rail Travel Posters

The vintage railway posters were the most numerous. From the first railway lines to the gigantic sprawling network that will flourish for a century, there are thousands of stations to be promoted. From the Puys du Cantal to the suburbs of Baghdad, dozens of railway companies offer their services. In France, the Paris-Lyon-Mediterranean line known as PLM, the Paris-Orleans line, which will buy the South line and become the PO Midi, the railways of the East, West and North and the international sleeping car company have been competing for half a century to conquer the French provinces. Under the features of the workshop of François Hugo d'Alési precursor of the tourism posters, Julien Lacaze, Constant Duval, Roger Broders, Pierre Commarmont, It is still in the 1920s that the art-deco colours blossomed, inspiring the poster artists in violet shades, red, orange and fawn sun colours. The Japanese style like the one of Henri Rivière becomes peculiar to the schools of Brittany. In France, stations are used by each company to promote its posters by means of a spring-summer season and another autumn-winter season. Waiting rooms, shelters, halls are filled with standardised advertising boxes and the State collects its tax, its right to display the 1881 law. Every French person can then discover in 1st, 2nd or 3rd class the comfort relative to the price of their ticket. As early as the 1890s, the winter charm of Nice, Biarritz or Arcachon is promoted. The baths and the mountains became emblematic places of a period which pushed hedonism as an Art of living. Brittany is opening up, people no longer go to Brest by stagecoach but thanks to the railways of the West. Names of towns, villages and so-called charming and picturesque places praise the merits of the automobile circuit of the Gulf of Morbihan or the ramparts of Saint-Malo. Suddenly you are invited to the allotment of the beach of Trestiniel or Dinard we are in 1900. It is also by means of the dream that the Orient-Express in the guise of Fix Masseau or Joseph de la Nézière make us join Mesopotamia or the Near East. Palestine, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Libya become accessible by train or with combined tickets combining navigation and train. The exoticism of the Levant, these countries of flowers and honey, countries of archaeological ecstasy, ancient sciences, ancient mysteries find their masters under the guise of Aboville said Dabo, the British Augustus Osborne Lamplough or who makes us dream of the Nile from Aswan to the plateau of the Pyramids of Giza. Far from falling behind, Japan offered Europe its own modern railroad campaign, as posters were sometimes invited in diplomatic messages and responded to a certain idea of the propaganda of the time.

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Vintage travel poster - VDH. SC - 1900 - Bains De Mer De L'Océan Chemin De Fer De L'État 1890 - 47.8 by 32.5 inches
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Vintage travel poster by VDH. SC Circa 1900 - Bains De Mer De...

Original vintage travel poster realised by VDH. SC in Circa 1900, Bains De Mer De L'Océan Chemin De Fer De L'État

Printed by : imp. Malherbe et cellot

Type of print : Lithographie

Size : 47.8 x 32.5 inches

Linen backed

Condition B+

Price €1,800.00
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Vintage travel poster - Guy Georget - 1966 - SNCF - 23.8 by 15.8 inches
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Vintage travel poster by Guy Georget 1966 - SNCF

Original vintage travel poster realised by Guy Georget in 1966, SNCF

Printed by : French National Railways

Type of print : Offset

Size : 23.8 x 15.8 inches

Linen backed

Condition B+

Price €500.00
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Vintage poster - L.B - 1910 - Carnaval De Binche - 39 by 24.4 inches
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Vintage poster by L.B 1910 - Carnaval De Binche

Original vintage poster realised by L.B in 1910, Carnaval De Binche

Printed by : Affiche Marci

Type of print : Lithographie

Size : 39 x 24.4 inches

Linen backed

Condition B+

Price €800.00
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