Canova Stops for Wine, 1927 Tour de France


Giovanni Canova
Tour de France, 1927

Here’s the deal: You’re riding 323km from Luchon to Perpignan. Between you and the finish stands three big climbs. A tough day in the saddle. Partway through, you are feeling tired. The best thing you can think of? Stopping for a glass of red wine, of course! 

This photo seems to be straight out of central casting. Giovanni Canova enjoys a glass of wine while the server stands at the ready in a very Art Deco dress. The other women in the photos are also decked out for a special day. Then there are the two jokers on the motorbike. We can’t quite figure out if the second guy is hopping off the motorbike to get Canova’s autograph or to push him over and steal his bike!

Each image in the Vintage Print Series has been reproduced from an original photographic print or negative in The Horton Collection archives. Each has been carefully restored to remove dust, water stains, fingerprints, or other wear and tear. Lithograph printing was done by AMP Printing in Dublin, California on Daiei TopKote 111 pound acid-free archival quality stock using a Heidelberg press.

Each print comes packaged in a crystal clear sealed bag with a descriptive insert.  Beautifully packaged for gift giving.

Litho Size: 8 in. x 10 in.

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Despite our efforts to find the name of the photographer of this image, it currently remains a mystery. As was common practice at the time, original photographs often had no reference as to the name of the photographer. Rather, there were crop marks and other notations written on the back of the original photograph that was used in the print publication process. As always, we welcome any knowledge regarding the awesome photographers that so deftly captured and continue to capture the vibrant landscape of cycling.

Litho Size: 8 in. x 10 in.

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Weight .1 lbs