1950s French Travel, Autumn Versailles park
This listing is for one original vintage travel poster. It is in excellent condition and ready to frame.
About the ... more This listing is for one original vintage travel poster. It is in excellent condition and ready to frame.
About the Poster: Before 1935, colour photography was the result of a long and arduous preparation and development process. Photographers had to travel with heavy glass plates, cumbersome tripods, specific chemical mixes and compounds. Length of exposure could extend to a dozen minutes or longer, which affected the type of image captured, restricting movement so as to avoid blurring, etc. Not to mention the chemical baths needed to develop the image! Photography remained was only accessible to the professionals or the wealthy upper class until the advent of the Kodachrome by the Eastman Kodak Company. It eased the process considerably, allowing spontaneous photographs to be captured using a hand-held camera whose film roll - once finished - could be shipped to the company for developing. Amateur photography steadily rose in popularity while the quality of the Kodachrome image was such that it still appealed to professionals. In fact, Time magazine summarized some of the most iconic images ever captured with Kodachrome, including "Kodachrome captured a color version of the Hindenburg's fireball explosion in 1936. It accompanied Edmund Hillary to the top of Mount Everest in 1953. Abraham Zapruder was filming with 8-mm Kodachrome in Dallas when he accidentally captured President Kennedy's assassination. National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry used it to capture the haunting green-gray eyes of an Afghan refugee girl in 1985 in what is still the magazine's most enduring cover image."
This poster features a Kodachrome image by French photographer A. Jousse of a park in Versailles in the autumn. It was produced in the 1950's by the "Ministere des Travaux Publics, des Transports et du Tourism" or Minister of Public Works, Transport and Tourism. This poster puts in evidence France's rich history and sites of interest. It's no wonder that millions of tourists flock to this country every year! It is in excellent condition and ready to frame. less
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