Alcyon, 1922

$390.00

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

The entirety of the powerhouse 1922 Acyon team is shown from and center on this distinct poster that showcases both their prowess in bicycle and motorcycle racing. One of our favorite riders of the era and this team, Belgian Rene Vermandel, was fresh off his 1921 victory at Ronde Van Vlaanderen.

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: 1922

Size: 40.5 x 52.5 cm ( 16 x 20.7 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 - 200169 (Batch 11) 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