Gallard: Join the Navy


Size: 41×30

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Deep jewel colors define a poster that doubles as a travel poster. Gallard depicts an exotic night time scene in a Chinese port. Hawkers in small junks are shown attempting to sell trinkets to French sailors hanging out on the flying bridge of their moored warship. This is the type of travel and adventure recruiting poster that was popular between the wars. Time has not faded its vivid colors still fresh decades after its printing. In the background a pagoda looms over this romantic Asian port. Beside it a Tori gate is visible against the night sky while out in the harbor powerful searchlights radiate from the dark hulk of a French warship. 41×30 near mint, conservation backed.