Journée du Poilu, 25 et 26 Décembre 1915 WWI Original Poster

This is an authentic original printed on the date stated below. We only sell original-period items! Each product comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Year 1915
Country France,
Size 77 x 119 cm (30.31 x 46.85 in)
Condition A
Collection War Posters
Colours Red, Beige, Black, White,

Francisque Poulbot (1879-1946) was a gifted painter, illustrator and sculptor who designed a number of posters as well as illustrations that were published in a variety of publications. He spent many years living in Montmartre to the point where les Petis Poulbots, the street urchins of Montmartre in Paris, were affectionately nicknamed after him. During the First World War, he drew patriotic posters and postcards, for which he was put under house arrest under the German occupation of France during World War II. 
These posters served to remind of the horrors of war and the need for solidarity of all the French. The design bring into picture the experience of war by French non-combatants - in this example, innocent and pleading faces of children, perhaps destined to become orphans.

Particulars: This lithographic poster has been professionally conserved and backed on acid-free linen paper (see poster and print conservation and restoration)