WW1 French National Defence Loans Poster 81cm x 117cm by A Robaudi
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For sale is a Rare Large & Original WW1 French National Defence Loans 1916 Poster that measures 81cm Width x 117cm In Length. This is in good condition for its age but could benefit from being framed.
It his poster reads “En avant, armé d'économies, c'est pour la Patrie” which translates to “Forward, armed with savings, it's for the Fatherland”.
This WW1 French poster shows People bringing money to the feet of La Marseillaise and Marianne. The text reads 2me Emprunt de la Defense Nationale which translates as the 2nd national defence loan.
This poster was produced by the French artist Alcide Theophile Robaudi. Alcide Théophile Robaudi was born in Nice in 1850 and was a French painter and illustrator. He trained under Gustav Bonardel and Flix Malard at the drawing school in Nice, he then continued his tuition at the School of Fine Arts in Paris in 1865. A genre painter who was also influenced by the current orientalists. He was well known for the illustrations in deluxe editions of works by famous writers such as George Sand, Paul Verlaine, and Alexandre Dumas.
Many countries realised that extra funds and resources would be needed for the war and launched public war loans programs. Individuals and companies were asked to buy government war bonds which would be repaid with interest after the war. These loan subscriptions have been estimated to have covered 60 percent or more of the cost of the war in Germany. War loan posters were extremely prolific during the First World War.
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