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Switzerland / The Electric Simplon Line

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Built in 1906, the Bern-Lotschberg-Simplon Line connected Bern, Switzerland and Domodossola, Italy via the Lotschberg Tunnel (8.5 miles) and the Simplon Tunnel (19 miles) under the Swiss Alps. The line was always electrified due to the build up of smoke in the tunnels from the steam powered engines used in most of the world at the time. This poster by Otto Baumberger was part of a major ad campaign promoting the BLS in the 1930’s.


Montreux 1983

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Keith Haring was a renowned artist of the late 20th century known for his vivid use of colors. This is one of a series of posters he created for the 1983 Montreaux, Switzerland Jazz Festival. Buddy Guy, Gil Evans and Luther Allison were the featured artists.


Hauteville-Lompnes

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Hauteville-Lompnes is a commune in the Alps of Southeastern France. In addition to its renowned outdoor sports venues, it is also known for its marble deposits used in buildings throughout the world including the Empire State Building.  This area of France was served by the Paris-Lyon-Mediterannee Railway.


Fap’Anis

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A famous and mysterious poster. The women is Gabrielle Delys, a  renowned French actress and singer who died in 1920. Gaby was a flapper who was friends of the rich and famous. This poster, which dates from1930 is for a French liqueur that may or may not have existed at the time. Rumor has it that this poster was part of a hoax perpetuated by a group of humorists. It may have been a hoax, but history also tells us that Fap Anis, an anise flavored liqueur was produced subsequent to the release of  this poster.


Relsky

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One of Cappiello’s early black background posters. Relsky is a Balkan-themed French vodka. The smiling Cossack  was featured in Relsky ads for many years. This is the large format version from 1906.


USS Shiloh CG67 (1992)

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The wholesale jerseys China commissioning cheap jerseys poster cheap jerseys for Ejemplo the Air Aegis How cruiser by Tom Freeman. The Battle of Shiloh was fought in southwestern Tennessee with troops led by Ulysses S. Grant and Albert Sidney Johnson who are pictured in the poster. After a Confederate victory on the first day, Union re-enforcements repelled the Confederate troops on the second day. The bloodiest battle on American soil to the time, it cost Johnson his life. His loss was the highest officer killed in the entire war and cost Lee dearly. Heavy paper, not linen mounted. Original.