Original old poster of the Chemins de fer de l'Est promoting travel in Switzerland, illustrated by E. Bourgeois. Eugène Victor Bourgeois (1855 - 1909) was a French painter, illustrator and poster artist.
Self-taught painter, Eugene Victor Bourgeois began at the Salon of 1874. He exhibited there in 1880, as well as at the Salon des artistes français in 1881 where he obtained a medal of honor that year, then a 3rd class medal in 18851. He won a bronze medal at the Universal Exhibition of 1889 and at the one of 1900.
The Compagnie des chemins de fer de l'Est was a limited company created in 1845 under the name Compagnie du chemin de fer de Paris à Strasbourg. The name was changed in 1854 after other companies were bought out and new concessions were obtained. It was one of the six major French railroad companies nationalized on January 1, 1938 to form the Société nationale des chemins de fer français.
Chemins de Fer de l'Est
Switzerland, Gorges de Pfaeffers (Ragatz) - Fall of the Rhine - Pilate - East railways
Eug. Marx Paris
Good condition, traces of folds
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