Chamonix Mont Blanc

Chamonix Mont Blanc poster designed by Soubie, Roger (1898-1984)

 

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Designer: Soubie, Roger (1898-1984)
Decade: 1920
Year:1924
Dimensions:108 x 78cm (42½ x 30½ in. )
Grade: A-/B+
Printed in: France
Publisher:PLM - The Compagnie des chemins de fer de Paris à Lyon et à la Méditerranée
Printed by:Cornille & Serre, Paris
Category: Olympic
Ski / Sports
Travel
Description:

This wonderful poster was also used as one of the posters promoting the first Winter Olympics in Chamonix, 1924. 

Skiing was introduced in Chamonix at the end of the 19th century by Dr Payot. The first big winter season was in 1906-07. Much of the initiative came from the 'Club Alpine Français' which organized a local winter sports competition.

In 1921, the International Olympic Committee gave its patronage to a Winter Sports Week to take place in 1924 in Chamonix, France. This event was a great success, attracting 10,004 paying spectators, and was retrospectively named the First Olympic Winter Games.

Text: Chamonix - Mont Blanc - Toutes les installations de sports d'hiver

Wonderful, In great condition. Mounted on linen.


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US$3850
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