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France: Vintage Travel Posters Book of Postcards
France: Vintage Travel Posters Book of Postcards
France: Vintage Travel Posters Book of Postcards
France: Vintage Travel Posters Book of Postcards
France: Vintage Travel Posters Book of Postcards
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France: Vintage Travel Posters Book of Postcards

$12.95
Thirty color reproductions bound in a handy postcard collection.

Oversized postcards measure 6½ x 4¾ in.

Published with Swann Auction Galleries.

ISBN 9780764972492

ITEM AA914
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Description
A hotbed of modern European art and culture in the early twentieth century, France attracted tourists in droves. Advances in transportation simplified travel for the average person, and French railroad companies and tourism organizations competed to attract visitors to their little part of paradise. Like counterparts across Europe, companies hired artists to produce posters of scenic highlights that could be found at a route stopover or famous terminus: sunset-swathed cathedrals, quaint villages, iconic architecture, and towns that scramble up lush hillsides. From mountains to coast, city to countryside, the posters present an ideal location for just about any traveler.

The thirty posters reproduced in this book of postcards come primarily from the interwar period, boom years for French tourism that by 1928 placed the country first among European destinations. Though often little is known about the artists, their works now fascinate everyone from casual observers to studied collectors.

Pomegranate’s books of postcards contain up to thirty top-quality reproductions bound together in a handy, artful collection. Easy to remove and produced on heavy card stock, these stunning postcards are a delight to the sender and receiver. Postcards are oversized and may require additional postage.

Images

  1. Langeais, 1927

  2. Côte d’Azur, 1937

  3. Cheverny—Châteaux de la Loire, c. 1930s

  4. Strasbourg—La Cathédrale, c. 1920

  5. La Mayenne Pittoresque, c. 1930s

  6. Rocamadour, 1929

  7. Côte sud de Bretagne—Audierne

  8. Chemin de Fer Électrique, Martigny–Châtelard–Chamonix, 1930

  9. Paris, 1935

  10. Cheverny—Les Chateaux de la Loire, 1926

  11. Lac d’Annecy, 1926

  12. Font-Romeu

  13. Menton—la Perle de la France, 1926

  14. La Corse, 1927

  15. La Côte d’Azur—Saint-Raphaël, c. 1910

  16. Évian-les-Bains & le lac Léman, 1922

  17. Avignon—Le Palais des Papes, 1922

  18. Menton, 1923

  19. Gorges de la Diosaz, c. 1930

  20. Bains de mer de la Manche & de l’Océan

  21. Mont Ste Odile, c. 1930

  22. Hauteville—Lompnès, c. 1930

  23. Antibes, c. 1928

  24. Allevard les Bains, c. 1925

  25. P.L.M. / Les Fumades, c. 1925

  26. Orsay et la Vallée de Chevreuse, 1913

  27. Villefranche, 1929

  28. Visitez Metz / Ville Historique, c. 1930

  29. Grand Hotel de Provence

  30. Vichy, c. 1930