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This vintage, French classroom poster is published by Rossignol and is double sided. On one side is Une Rue Commercante and on the other is Une Place. Both are beautifully drawn and detailed with a soft colours and clear prints.
The High Street shows a vibrant town centre with traditional French shops and buildings. The Square shows a central fountain with cinema, cafes and a car crash involving a 2CV - of course!
The Rossignol posters were printed on a heavy, off-white paper and have softer colours and a mass of detail that shows French life of the time. All the posters listed are originals and served their time in classrooms. Some have the teacher's name pencilled in the border. They date from the 1940's to the 1960's.
This vintage French poster is in excellent good condition. There are some pinholes to the corners and nibbles to the edges but the main prints are clear with no damage. The side showing the Square has been exposed to sunlight at some point and the colours are more muted but the fade is even and the effect not bad. The High Street side has bright, vibrant colours.
These posters measure 76cm by 56cm and are printed on a good quality thick paper/card. There are several designs available in the shop.
Sent rolled in a cardboard tube. Postage is £3.50 in the UK.