1939 Vintage French SNCF Travel Poster, Plombieres Les Bains (Vosges) - Adrien Senechal

Date: 1939
Size: 24.25 x 39.25 inches
Notes: Poster, Linen Backed
Artist: Adrien Senechal

About The Poster: According to Wikipedia, "Plombières-les-Bains is a commune in the Vosges department in Lorraine in eastern France. It is the capital of the Canton of  Plombières-les-Bains. Les bains refers to the hot springs in the area, whose properties were first discovered by the Romans. In succeeding centuries, its baths were visited by Montaigne, Voltaire, the Dukes of Guise, the Dukes of Lorraine, Beaumarchais, Napoleon Bonaparte, Josephine de Beauharnais, Napoleon III, Berlioz, Lamartine, and Alfred de Musset."

This poster was printed by the SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemins de fer français; "French National Railway Corporation"), France's national state-owned railway company. Founded in 1938 after the merger of France's five major railways, the SNCF used posters from its inception to advertise the multitude of destinations which were served by its rail-lines.

This poster is in excellent condition and is linen backed.