1892 Clement Poster


This poster is an original first printing, not a reproduction.

Stunning image of an early Clement racing bike with champions Charron and Cassignard.  The background shows racers coming around the bend of the track with fans cheering in the grandstand.

This early bicycle design heralds two championship riders – Georges Cassignard and Fernand Charron – who rode Clément cycles fitted with Dunlop tires to victory. Right around the time this poster was printed, Cassignard was tragically killed in a cycling accident in 1893.

In the 1890’s Clement was the leading bicycle brand in France and had 150 employees building bicycles in its factory in Paris at 20 Rue Brunel.  Founded by Adolphe Clement, the company always combined advertising and marketing flair with top-notch products.

This poster has been archivally and professionally linen backed. Virtually all original vintage posters of this era were viewed as temporary advertising and were printed on very thin paper. While expensive, linen backing is a conservation method used to mount, stabilize, preserve and protect vintage posters so they can be displayed or framed without compromising value.

Year: 1892

Size: 63 x 47 cm ( 24.75 x 18.5 inches)

Condition: A-.  Linen-backed

Printer: J. Kossuth & Co, Rue Albouy 24 Paris

This is a one of a kind item; please review the photos carefully to determine the condition.

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SKU: ZXT-1102/PT-200077 Category:


Vintage posters are the original form of advertising. These posters, made to advertise products, were never intended to last; they were hung outdoors, rained on, and eventually torn down or covered up. The early process of stone lithography created beautiful images, but quantities were small; generally, only 2,000 to 3,000 were printed. The examples that have survived are those that were not displayed; they are the extras that didn’t get used.

By the 1950s, posters were being printed using processes much more technologically advanced than labor-intensive stone lithography. Modern Era Posters are crisp, vibrant, and capture the riders at the perfect moment in time. Official race posters have bold color schemes that jump off the wall. From its roots in the second half of the 1800s, contemporary posters continue to tell the ever-evolving story of cycling.


This is a one of a kind item, please review the photos carefully to determine condition.

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Weight 3 lbs