Switzerland – Linthal (Glarus) – Swiss Federal Railways, Edmond Bille
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Switzerland – Linthal (Glarus) – Swiss Federal Railways

Artist: Edmond Bille
Year: 1905
Size: 105 x 74 cm / 41.3 x 29.1″
Price: CHF1300

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 J ...

ean-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
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