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|Designer:||Constant Léon Duval (1877-1956)|
|Dimensions:||108 x 76,5 cm (42 1/2 x 30 in.)|
|Publisher:||Chemins de Fer d'Orleans|
|Printed by:||Imp. Champenois 66, Boul St. Michael Paris|
This poster was published by the company that was the primary carrier to the Loire Valley, the Orleans Railroad (in French, originally known as Chemins de Fer d'Orleans). The artist, Constant (Leon) Duval, was a prolific posterist for this and other railway companies in the 1910s and 1920s.
The Touraine is one of the traditional provinces of France. Its capital was Tours.
The earliest French Grands Prix were held on circuits consisting of public roads near towns through France, and they usually were held at different towns each year, such as Le Mans, Dieppe, Lyon, Strasbourg, and Tours. The Grand Prix of 1923 was held in Tours. The winner was Henry Segrave in his Sunbeam running 35 laps in 6h35m19.6s.
Text on the poster: "Chemin de fer d'Orléans. Touraine. Circuits automobiles."
A great poster mounted on linen.