DIE EISENBAHN IST IMMER GLEICH
A charming, evocative travel poster advertising Algerian Railways. It shows a man and his camel watching a train pass by an oasis at a starry night. Lithograph, printed by Baconnier Frères.
A delicate Art Nouveau poster advertising a bike factory, by one of the rare female artists of the beginning of the 20th century. Lithograph, printed by Imp. Gaby & Chardin.
Lithograph poster commissioned by the French Northern Railway, advertising the Exposition Universelle of 1900 with images of the pavilions and of the lights of the Palais de l'Electricité. Printed by Imprimerie Moreau,
Spectacular travel poster commissioned by PLM (Paris Lyon Méditteranée) railways, promoting Rome. A traveller (or a railway worker?) reads a book sitting on the ruins of the ancient Rome, while all the creators of Rome's glory march on the background. Lithograph poster printed by Imp. Hugo d'Alési
Lithograph poster commissioned by Algerian Railways, promoting the city of Touggourt, which is buit next to an oasis of beautiful date palms. Printed by Baconnier
Lithograph poster from the beginning of the 20th century, commissioned by a French railway company (the Compagnie des Chemins de Fer de l'Est), advertising the routes to Italy passing by the Gotthard Pass. To appeal tourists, the artist decided to represent Italy as a picturesque, timeless place. Printed by Imp. Hugo d'Alési.
The Compagnie des chemins de fer Bône-Guelma (Bône-Guelma Railway Company) built and operated railway lines in Algeria and Tunisia between 1875 and 1923 during the French colonial period. In 1923 it became the Compagnie fermière des chemins de fer tunisiens.