Dellepiane, David

1920s Original French Cigarette Poster, Soldats! Je Ne Fume Que Le Nil

$280.00
  • 1920s Original French Cigarette Poster, Soldats! Je Ne Fume Que Le Nil

Dellepiane, David

1920s Original French Cigarette Poster, Soldats! Je Ne Fume Que Le Nil

$280.00

Date: 1920s
Size:  15.5 x 23 inches
Notes: Poster, Linen backed
Artist: Dellepiane, David

About The Poster: Playing on Napoleon's Egyptian campaign, Dellepiane depicted the recognizable silhouette of the emperor leading the troops as he exclaims: "Soldiers! I smoke only Le Nil!" For poster people, this advertisement is a must: it reminds us that Cappiello's famous elephant poster for Le Nil is not the only one produced for the product. In fact, this ad is arguably more patriotic because of its reference to French history. Poster is linen backed and in excellent condition.