This beautiful poster was published by Fraipont et Moreau, 95 rue de Vaugirard, Paris in 1893. Its original size was 139 x 100cm. The illustration and design was the work of Gustave Fraipont (1849-1923) and is one of numerous designs he did for Railway Companies operating in the West and North of France. The title of this poster is : “Chemin de fer d’Orléans. Excursions en Touraine et aux châteaux des bords de Loire”. It is part of the on-line collection of digitalised images at Bibliothèque nationale de France. For me it’s a beautiful way of incorporating all the info you need to get across while still making an attractive piece of public art.