Rosen, F.

1920s Original German Art Deco Advertisment, Fahrt (Drive) Dunlop

$125.00
  • 1920s Original German Art Deco Advertisment, Fahrt (Drive) Dunlop

Rosen, F.

1920s Original German Art Deco Advertisment, Fahrt (Drive) Dunlop

$125.00

Date: c. 1920s  
Size:  7.5 x 10.5 inches
Artist: Rosen, F.

About The Poster: A wonderful vintage advertisement for Dunlop Tires, a classic in advertisement history! Less classic or well-known is the history of how Dunlop tires were created. From the Dunlop website:

"1888 John Boyd Dunlop's son is struggling to ride his tricycle. He is riding it because he has a heavy cold, for which a doctor has prescribed a very unusual cure: cycling. To make the child's ride more comfortable, Boyd fits his tricycle with tires made of canvas bonded with liquid rubber. Boyd patents what turns out to be a very big idea.

1889 Cyclist Willie Hume is the first to adopt Boyd's invention for racing, winning a slew of events. It's the start of Dunlop's legendary run of racing success."

Fahrt translates as 'drive' - clearly this small gem was designed for the German market as the company began to expand its reach across Europe. In excellent condition, on linen.