This vintage French Classroom Print dates from the 1950's and is by Helene Poirie. It's a lithograph print with beautiful soft colours printed on a thick, off-white paper and is a unique print for the walls of a vintage inspired room.
The bottom corner has the signature of Helene Poirie, a French illustrator who worked from the mid 1940's to the early 1970's on a variety of books and educational materials.
This poster is number 28 from the Editions Bourrelier series "Images de la Vie" This one is called Au Groenland (Avec Les Esquimaux) and shows a busy scene with people travelling by boat, a family camp and food being prepared.
The colours are good and the overall condition of this 50+ year old poster is sound. There are nibbles to the edges of the print but theses don't go beyond the white border. The main body of the print is sound and the colours are good. There is a very small tear to the bottom right which will flatten on framing - see photo.
The poster measures 75cm x 55cm overall - the image is 72cm x 52cm.
These Helene Poirie prints are increasingly hard to find and are rare survivors of a bygone age. They look stunning framed and on a wall. This original vintage poster is sent unframed, rolled in a strong cardboard tube.