|Designer:||Holmboe, Othar (1868-1928)|
|Dimensions:||98.5 x 65 cm | 38.78 x 25.59 inches|
|Condition:||Good | | B|
|Publisher:||Des Chemins de fer de l'État Norvégien|
|Printed by:||Aktietrykkeriet, Trondheim|
This is the first Norwegian travel poster. The poster was the result of a contest arranged by NSB - Norwegian State Railways, won by Othar Holmboe. The poster depicts a Norwegian Stavkirke in the midnight sun and a inset with railway routes to Europe.
The poster has probably been in use for more than 20 years. The map indicate it's pre 1924 naming Oslo as Kristiania.
Text: "The best and shortest route in NORWAY is by Rail."
Holmboe was trained as a pharmacist in 1887 and worked several years at Tromsø pharmacy. He was, like his brother Thorolf Holmboe, a student at the Royal College in Christiania with study trips to Paris (1896). He was also, for a short period, in 1900 a student at Zahrtmann art school in Copenhagen.
The poster is mounted on linen. Age wear. Upper left corner is repaired.