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.
This beautiful mid-century poster celebrates the victories of Vincent Vitetta & Dominique Forlini on Alcyon bikes. Alcyon proudly proclaims victory at the Tour of Algeria and Grand Prix de Nice due to conscientious manfacturieng first and foremost.
French cycling company, Alcyon, was founded in the 1890’s by Edmond Gentil. Alcyon went on to sponsor a cycling team from 1905 until 1962. The team won many Tour de France titles and had such legends as Gustave Garrigou, Odile Defraye, Nicholas Frantz & Georges Speicher, just to name a few, on their elite roster.
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. We take great care to insure the posters in our collection are linen backed by a very competent professional in France who uses acid-free materials and executes a process that is entirely reversible.
Size: 40 x 60 cm ( 15.75 x 23.5 inches)
Condition: B. Linen backed
Printer: Affiches Gaillard, Paris
This is a one of a kind item; please review the photos carefully to determine condition.
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