Switzerland – The Simplon Tunnel
Artist: Artist unknown
Size: 102 x 64 cm / 40.2 x 25.2″
About this poster
At 19,7 km, the Simplon double railway tunnel was the longest mountain tunnel in the world until the end of the 1970s. The first tube was opened in 1905 and the second one in 1921. With this poster, the Swiss national railways (SBB) advertised train travel through the Simplon to Italy: from Berlin, London, Brussels or Paris, you could travel via Basel, Bern or Lausanne and through “some of the most picturesque regions in Switzerland”, as it says in the text box. The young women dressed in folk costume represent two of the regions on the Simplon access routes: the Bernese Oberland and the canton of Vaud with its Lavaux wine-growing region.
- Poster No.: 5861
- Company: Schweizerische Bundesbahnen, SBB CFF FFS, Bern, CH
- Brand:Le Corbusier
- Printer: Arts Graphiques A. Denéréaz-Spengler & Co. Lausanne
- Size: 102 x 64 cm / 40.2 x 25.2″
- Printing technique:Lithograph in colours
Excellent condition. Picture preserved completely.