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.
Jean Alavoine (1 April 1888 – 18 July 1943) won 17 stages at the Tour de France, placing him 10th of all-time, despite losing 4 Tours during WWI between 1915-1918. Additionally, he was a two-time French National Champion and enjoyed victories at a slew of other races. After he concluded 17 seasons as a pro rider, he continued to race as an amateur until he passed away in 1943.
The design of this poster allowed race promoters and others to either print or otherwise insert text onto the poster.
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.
Artist: J.B. Escremann
Size: 60 x 80 cm (23.6 x 31.5 inches)
Condition: Toning and small water stains at lower right, typical of this poster.Linen-backed
Printer: Automobile & Cycles Peugeot
This is a one of a kind item; please review the photos carefully to determine the condition.
Only 1 left in stock