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Original c1880 Vintage Poster - Soldier Holding Horn 8 - Wissembourg Collection

Fireman Holding Horn 8 -Wissembourg

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$1,100
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$1,100
C1880
22.75" x 75.5" - 58cm x 192cm
10668

This realistic depiction of an Alsatian fireman would have been thrilling for a country boy to see. Notice the small axes on his helmet!

This poster was created by the C. Burckardt printing firm, and is part of a larger series of posters that were produced during the 1880s and 1890s. The company was based in the Alsatian town of Wissembourg, along the French border with Germany, and was also known for their cutout puppets, puzzles for children, educational charts, and religious depictions. These posters were created during a time that the Alsace region belonged to Germany, when the town was still called Weissenburg. All posters in this series have been printed via stone lithography, in multiple panels.

While the subject matter of these posters vary from common Alsatian characters, to wily animals, to figures plucked from the Commedia dell'Arte, all have a spirit of playfulness that cannot be denied. They visually represent a time of relative peace along the French and German border, between the Franco-Prussian and First World Wars, in which these images would bring much joy to carefree adults and children alike. Perfect for all areas of home and office.You can view the entire series here: http://ow.ly/vGvT3039C06

This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted and linen backed. We have decided to minimize the amount of restoration of this poster, in order to preserve the integrity of the image. This allows for minor tears and handling along the edges, and toning of the paper in areas. This image is of the actual piece; please zoom in to closer inspect it. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.