Peugeot – Jean Alavoine – 17x Tour de France Stage Winner

$350.00

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.

Year: c.1919

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.

In stock

SKU: PT-200097 (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