Switzerland – Linthal (Glarus) – Swiss Federal Railways
Artist: Edmond Bille
Size: 105 x 74 cm / 41.3 x 29.1″
About this poster
This lovely poster advertising Linthal (Glarus) was created in 1905 by Edmond Bille and was one of the winning designs in the first poster contest organised by the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB). The SBB was at the time the most important national tourism company and beyond competition as a transport system. Its advertisements no longer needed to show railways as they had done in the 19th century, but rather an intact and picturesque Switzerland, which was at this time becoming one of the most highly industrialised nations. Pristine landscapes were shown to attract the wealthy, foreign upper classes who wanted an escape from the noisy and polluted cities.
Artist: Edmond Bille
Edmond BILLE studied at the School of Fine Arts of Geneva and from there went to Paris, where from 1895 to 1897 he was a student at the Julian Academy under Jean-Paul Laurens and Benjamin Constant. In 1900, he took part in the Paris Universal Exhibition before returning permantently to the Valais region of Switzerland in 1902. As founder and director of the satirical magazine L‘Arbalète, Bille was in contact wi... more
Edmond BILLE studied at the School of Fine Arts of Geneva and from there went to Paris, where from 1895 to 1897 he was a student at the Julian Academy under ...
- Poster No.: 900
- Company: Schweizerische Bundesbahnen, SBB CFF FFS, Bern, CH
- Brand:SBB - CFF - FFS - Swiss Federal Railways
- Printer: Gebr. Fretz AG, Zürich
- Size: 105 x 74 cm / 41.3 x 29.1″
- Printing technique:Stone lithograph in colours
Fairly good condition. Picture preserved. Wrinkles and small tears, if any, restricted to edges. Mounted on acid-free Japanese vellum.
- Publications:Affiches Valaisannes - Walliser Plakate
Der Kluge reist im Zuge - Hundert Jahre SBB
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Paradis à vendre - Un siècle d‘affiches touristiques suisses
Touristikplakate der Schweiz - Affiches touristiques de la Suisse - Tourism Posters of Switzerland 1880-1940