Chamonix 1924 Winter Olympic Games Official Poster Reprint - Olympic Museum

Chamonix 1924 Winter Olympic Games Official Poster Reprint - Olympic Museum

  • USD $39.95
Publisher: IOC Olympic Museum, Lausanne
Size: 19¾" x 27½"
Condition: Brand New!

Item #: OM-30


Aux Vainqueurs du Concours de la VIIIme Olympiade
CHAMONIX MONT-BLANC
25 Janvier - 5 Fevrier 1924

Commemorate the historic first Winter Olympic Games, with classic roaring '20s style! Published by the IOC at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, this poster features a reprint of what has become the de-facto official poster of the 1924 Winter sports festival in the French Alps, which was retroactively awarded the title as the first Winter Olympiad. Designed by legendary French poster artist Auguste Matisse, this brilliant and beautiful piece features a peace-loving bird carrying a victor's wreath, flying high above an alpine scene that includes early bobsledders working their way down the mountain. Published as a promotional travel poster for the Paris-Lyon-Mediterranee railway line, the title is translated loosely as "Join the Championship Contenders of the 8th Olympic Games", promoting the winter sports week that, presumably, was attended by athletes slated to compete at the Paris Summer Games of 1924. For fans of the Olympic movement, French sport enthusiasts, and fans of both sports art and French travel poster classics, this is a must for the wall of your home or office!


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