1920s Original French Railway Poster, Enghien les Bains - Unknown
Date: c. 1920s
Size: 29.5 x 41 inches
Notes: Poster, Lithograph, Linen Backed
About The Poster: This poster was created by the Chemin de Fer du Nord (Railway of the North) and advertises the destination of Enghien les Bains. Les Chemin de Fer du Nord opened in 1845 and ran until 1937 when it was nationalised, becoming a part of the SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemins de fer français; "French National Railway Corporation"). Enghien les Bains is a suburb of Paris, located just 13.5 km outside of the city center. This city was well known for for its spa resort, thermal baths and beautiful lake. The suffix "les bains" was added in 1850 in order to differentiate it from a town in Belgium with the same name, and in order to highlight the thermal baths.