Hansi: (Jean Jacques Waltz) Liberation Loan 1918. Joyous poster shows triumphant French troops entering Strasbourg, capital of Alsace, identified by its famous cathedral. The city is part of Alsace which was taken by the Germans after the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871). Hansi, a native of Alsace and famous children’s book illustrator, lends his whimsical touch to the festive scene. His style based on popular catchpenny printed of the 19th century, generally known as images d’Epinal after the town in Lorraine where many of them were printed. 34×27 excellent condittion, conservation backed.
Bibliography Rene Paillard Affiches 1914-18, page 239.