French Vintage Cycling Poster ‘Terrot & Cie Dijon’ by Tamagno & Galice, 1905
Terrot was started as a machinery factory by Charles Terrot and Wilhelm Stucklen in Germany, 1862. In 1887, they opened their second location in Dijon, France. In 1890, the factory started to produce bicycles in Cannstadt. Furthermore, the factory began manufacturing motorcycles as well.
Look at the tourists riding their “Bicyclettes de Tourisme” effortlessly on the mountain-top, traveling on Chamonix a Montanbers (the mountain). They’re dressed elegantly, as opposed to the men behind them lacking in fervor.
If you’ll notice, the woman and the man are not riding identical bicycles, although, they’re both Terrot. The lady’s bicycle won the 1st Place Gold Medal in 1901; the man’s bicycle won in 1902 for Unique Mechanism. The company as a whole won the Gold Medal for the entire line of bicycles later in 1905.
For this particular poster, Tamagno was responsible with designing the art, while Galice was the ‘chromist’, which is the person who actually draws the chromolithographic image on the stone.
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