Original Vintage French Poster "Le Géant" by Félix Nadar Extremely Rare

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This poster is an advertisement for the hot air balloon rides, popular in France at the end of the 19th century. Félix Nadar was the pseudonym of Gaspard-Félix Tournachon (1820-1910), a French photographer, caricaturist, journalist, novelist and balloonist. Around 1863, Nadar built a huge (6000 m³) balloon named Le Géant ("The Giant"), the hot air balloon of the official holidays, thereby inspiring Jules Verne's Five Weeks in a Balloon. Although the "Géant" project was initially unsuccessful Nadar was still convinced that the future belonged to heavier-than-air machines.

  • Material:

    Linen backed

  • Size:

    57.5X39.8 (inches), 146x101 (cm)

  • Artist:

    Gaspard-Félix Tournachon (1820-1910)

  • Year:

    ca. 1890

  • Condition:

    Good. (B+)

Item ID : 36263
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