French Festival Poster for ‘Fete de Levallois’ by Paolo Henri, 1902

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Festival in the Northern Suburbs of Paris (Levallois). It was celebrated from the 3rd of August, until the 17th of August in 1902. The poster shows young women riding the merry-go-round (notice the pig) Main woman has red hair, blue stockings, orange dress, while another young lady behind her is wearing a blue dress with a blue hat while the crowd cheers looking amused. The man in the foreground is wearing a yellow hat and rocking a large mustache. The poster is filled with balloons, tents, and more festivals. Scheduled: Aug 3rd: Gymnastics competition Aug 10th: Banquets and games Aug 17th: Children’s events “Easy train access from St. Lazare Train Station!” Levallois-Perret is the most densely populated town in all of Europe. In the 19th century, large finds of flint tools in the town (then a village) lead archaeologists to name a distinctive type of stone knapping ‘Levallois’ after the town. Lithographer: A. Mansion Lastly, the poster has a tax stamp on the bottom right with the name of the Printer stamped on top of it.

Details

Artist:

Origin:

France

Circa:

1902

Printer:

G. Mottelet Levallois

Size:

44.5'' X

60.5''

ID:

#00357

Style:

Art Nouveau

Condition:

Very Good

Wear:

Wear consistent with age and use

Size

Unit

Width

Height

Depth

Inches

44.5

60.5

.1

Centimeters

44.5

60.5

.1

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