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1900 Original Vintage French Poster, Chocolate Menier

$700.00
  • 1900 Original Vintage French Poster, Chocolate Menier

Unknown

1900 Original Vintage French Poster, Chocolate Menier

$700.00

Date: 1900
Size: 29.5 x 23.5 inches

Artist: Unknown

An early poster touting the award-winning taste of Chocolat Menier - a very traditional French brand. 

The Menier Chocolate company was a chocolate manufacturing business founded in 1816 as a pharmaceutical manufacturer in Paris, France, at a time when chocolate was used as a medicinal product and was only one part of the overall business.They grew throughout the 1820s to 1880s, gaining worldwide popularity. The company even exhibited at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago where they were billed as one of the leading chocolate makers in the world!

Despite the Menier Chocolate company's strong brand recognition and an effective marketing of children's books utilizing the fables of Jean de la Fontaine, by the 1950s the industry leader in France was being swamped by its competitors.
By the 1960s the company would be forced to merge with the Cacao Barry company.

This poster is linen backed, in excellent condition and ready to frame.
From a private collection.