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