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Step back to the glamorous Jazz Age with this iconic vintage French poster advertising Berger-Grillion polishing products. This poster is a captivating window into the ephemeric past of the 1930s, beautifully brought to life by Georges Favre.

Two vibrant Jazz-Age African men take center stage, joyfully shouldering what appears to be a weighty load. Their smiles radiate with warmth and resilience as they proudly showcase their labor. Dressed in blue coveralls and slippers, they exude a sense of style and grace that was emblematic of the time.

The details of the figures are captivating, offering glimpses into the cultural references and subtle symbolism of the time. The child in the forefront playfully dons a stovepipe hat, a clever nod to the product being advertised. The other figure, possibly the father, wears a shiny stovepipe hat and oversized hoop earrings, adding a touch of elegance and fashion-forward flair to Favre's overall composition.

This fabulous vintage piece serves as a poignant reminder that artistic ephemera holds a mirror to the cultural attitudes, norms, and stereotypes prevalent during its time. It captures the spirit of an era where graphics becomes a vessel for social commentary and a reflection of the society in which it was created. 

This fantastic piece of history will frame expertly. 

Condition: Very Good. Age appropriate toning and fading. Very minor unobtrusive creases in upper center. Light age spotting in upper right corner of border. Conservation mounted on linen. Please use zoom feature to get a better understanding of overall condition. 

Year: c.1930 - 94 years old

Size: 31.25" x 46.0" (79cm x 117cm)


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