Emile Georget and Emile Friol (known as "Les Deux Emiles") were stars of the French bicycle world of the 1910s. Georget competed in road races, and Friol took on sprints. Both would have been recognizable to the average person on the street, making it important for us to see their detailed portraits in this poster as they race around a track.
La Francaise was a bicycle, motorbike, and auto company formed in 1890 by Victor Besse and Francois Tripier. The company sponsored its own professional cycling team, also called 'La Francaise'. Cyclists on the team would win in various Tour de France races over the years, until the teams demise in 1955. This poster was created for the bicycle company, with a focus on their "Diamant" (diamond) model.
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