This vintage, French classroom poster is published by Rossignol and is double sided. One side shows a panorama of a 1950's department store and the other looks at the various ways to get around a mountain.
The vintage department store is a grand affair with a large ornate staircase and a brand new, modern escalator. Various women in hats, and a few men, are rummaging through the various departments for hats, ties, fabrics and carpets amongst others. This is a fabulous early print, in the same style as The Motor Show one - also in the shop. The reverse shows a panoramic view of various methods of getting people and goods around a mountain. It's a pleasant scene but, the department store is where the interest lies in this print!
This is an early print. It's in good condition with no fading or damage. There are pin holes to the corners in the border and a piece of sellotape at the top - I'm not sure why as there's no damage there - which is barely noticeable. It measures 76cm x 56cm. This print is a rare find and very sought after.
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.