Oct 18, 2013 - Sale 2326

Sale 2326 - Lot 98

Price Realized: $ 2,340
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
41 3/4x30 inches, 106x76 cm. Lucien Serre, Paris.
Condition B+ / B: expertly restored losses, repaired tears and restoration in margins; repaired tears and abrasions in image.
In 1924, the 8th Olympic games were held in Chamonix. One year later, "these successful Games were retrospectively recognized" by the International Olympic Committee "as the first Olympic Winter Games" (Olympics p. 35). The decision to hold these winter games came in 1921 and "triggered a period of frenzied construction as rail and road links and hotel development opened up the area to international tourism" (Olympics p. 33). This is one of five "official" posters for these winter games, all of which were published by the PLM Railway rather than the Olympic Committee. They were all issued with text variants, sometimes promoting the Olympic Games and sometimes just promoting winter activities in the area. Hillion p. 195 (var), Alpi / Manifesti 110 (var).