French Stuff

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A collection of links of vintage French design in postcards, posters and publications.
Affiche Francaise: French original vintage posters. Many beautiful images divided per categories: movies, drinks, food, products, entertainment, travels, cycles, cars, sport, airplanes and miscellaneous. (via Martin Klasch)
Affiches Publicitaires Anciennes: vintage French posters of ads. It doesn’t have many options but the posters are pretty. Ads of motorcycles, cars, travel, fashion, food, drink, France, airplanes, cabaret and bicycles.
Cycles Gladiator
La bibliothèque électronique de Lisieux has a virtual session with some of the galleries of its archive of media. Lots of images: pictures, engravings, illustrations, drawings, postcards, images of portraits… amusing. (via BibliOdyssey)
Le petit journal supplément illustré , une collection originale. An excellent collection with more than 4000 images from Petit Journal Illustré, a journal from Paris that worked from 1863 until 1944. (via BibliOdyssey)
Baiser d'amour
The Paris Exhibitions: vintage postcards of the Exposition Universelle de Paris, from 1867 until 1937. Few images and most of them are panoramas.
Topical Postcards: French, German and European vintage real photo postcards from the art nouveau period, 1900 – 1920. Well… not really French, but most of the postcards are in French. The postcards are divided in 20 topics. (via The Wandering Jew)

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2 Responses to French Stuff

  1. Fredda says:

    Thanks for the links, Bibi!!!!
    The Affice Francaise posters are great. For me, the best pictures are in the first 5 galleries, “Food & Smoking
    Miscellaneous, Drinks I, Drinks II, Products”. I love the whimsy, the rich palette of colors, the surrealist nods, the playful sensuality of the people, and in some, the richly quiet moments…
    When I was young I wanted a huge Bjork poster in my room… Now I want a vintage poster!!!
    Thanks also for showing us the Paris exhibitions… I did not like the images, they seem cold and imposing in their show of might and glory… The buildings look like excellent props for german expressionistic Sci-fi movies…
    The La Petit Journale is wonderful! The pictures here are so cute and delightful, but have a timeless haunting beauty about them. Ravishing and truly inspired!
    http://perso.wanadoo.fr/centan.s/menu/lithogravure.htm
    Your post shows us why the French have always been at the forefront of art (and until now, still viewing art-production as an ART rather than primarily a money-making event)…their unaffected sensuality is enthralling…

  2. Bibi says:

    I’m glad that you liked the Fredda. I like those vintage images, they are so beautiful. I would love to have one of those vintage posters on the wall of my room, but first I need of more walls there (too many shelfs with books and closets). 🙂

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