1927 Original Italian Art Deco Travel Poster, Rhodes ENIT Poster - Di Fausto
Size: 26.5 x 39
Notes: Poster, Large Poster, Linen Backed
Artist: Di Fausto, Florentino
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About The Poster: A poster of Rhodes published by the Italian travel department – which, given the history of the island of Rhodes, makes this a historically significant poster: the – now – Greek island of Rhodos was taken by Italy in 1912 when it belonged to Turkey, and given (back) to greece in 1947. The poster dates from 1927, as the logos of the Italian tourism dates from the fascist era. Of the history of Rhodes, Wikipedia writes: in 1912, Italy seized Rhodes from the Turks. The island's population thus bypassed many of the events associated with the 'exchange of the minorities' between Greece and Turkey. Due to the Treaty of Lausanne, the island, together with the Dodecanese, was officially assigned to Italy. It became the core of their possession of the Isole Italiane dell'Egeo. Following the Italian Armistice of September 8th,1943, the British attempted to get the Italian garrison on Rhodes to change sides. This was anticipated by the German Army, which succeeded in occupying the island. In great measure, the German occupation caused the British failure in the subsequent Dodecanese Campaign.' This poster came to us from the collection of a Dutch diplomat. We have recently had it restored and linen lined to preserve its artistic and physical integrity. It's condition is B+ and it measures 39 x 26.5.