Train excursion to the Touraine ~ poster by Gustave Fraipont, 1893


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.
 
Advertisements

About Jim McNeill

I am a blogger on 'The Social History of the Touraine region of France (37)' and also 'The Colonial History of Pennsylvania and the life & Family of William Penn'. I am a Director of Fresh Ground Group Ltd.
This entry was posted in 19th Century Touraine, Amboise, Artists, Chambord, Loire River and Loire Basin, Transport ~ roal. rail, water, Ussé and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Train excursion to the Touraine ~ poster by Gustave Fraipont, 1893

  1. Pingback: Social history in the Touraine ~ Central France

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s