1968 World Championships

$690.00

First recognized by UCI in 1956, the Indoor Cycling World Championships, for the disciplines of artistic cycling and a tournament of cycle ball, have been held annually for more than 60 years. The 1968 championships were held in Kassel, Germany, an ideal location to showcase the powerhouse German National Team. The partisan crowds were not disappointed as East and West Germany swept the podium. Manfred Maute took gold, Willi Eichin silver, and Gerhard Blotny silver. During his career, Manfred Maute was world champion three times and earned a total of 8 medals at the worlds. Germany remains dominant to this day, having won the worlds for the past 15 years. Since 1956, Germany has won 110 of the possible 179 medals awarded. Switzerland, by comparison, sits at second with 25 total medals.

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

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: 1968

Size: 59.5 x 83.5 cm (23.4 x 32.9 inches)

Condition: Excellent, Linen-backed

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

In stock

SKU: PT-200099 (Batch 12) Category:

Description

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.

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

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs