Collection of four original French government promotional tourism posters for the 1968 X Olympic Winter Games [Les Xes Jeux Olympiques d'Hiver] held in Grenoble, France. (Plus fifth poster promoting Grenoble, France but without any Olympic symbols.)

French government. 1968 Olympics. Alain Perceval, Karl Machatschek, et al (photographers).

Published by Paris, France: 1968.
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Collection of four original Grenoble, France 1968 Winter Olympics posters all utilizing the official Olympic symbol of five interlocking rings (plus a fifth poster promoting Grenoble but without an Olympic connection). All posters have strong curling as they have been stored rolled for many years along with some light soiling and toning. Posters will be shipped rolled within a sturdy mailing tube which, because of their odd dimensions, sometimes incur extra shipping charges to foreign destinations. Approximate shipping weight will be 2.25 pounds (1 kg). POSTER #1: XEMES JEUX OLYMPIQUES D'HIVER. GRENOBLE 1968. L|ALPE D|HUEZ FRANCE ISERE. Commissariat General au Tourisme. Printed in France. Published by and for the French Government. Kodak Ektachrome. Ed. 65-31. Ph. Alain Perceval - Draeger, Imp. Paris. Approx. H 24 3/8 inches x L 39 inches. Large color image of an Alpine mountainside village Chamrousse which was the location of the skiing events. One inch tear at center left with tape residue on verso; short tear at bottom right; bumping and some nicks at edges. POSTER #2: GRENOBLE VILLE OLYMPIQUE FRANCE 1968. Edipress. Printed in France. Published by and for the French Government - Maquette Thover[?] Ph. Photopress - Imp. Georges Lang - Paris. Bumping and creasing at edges with several nicks and short tears; some tape strips on blank verso at center top and center bottom. Approx. H 39 inches x L 24.5 inches. Olympic rings at top with color photo image of mountain for top 2/5 of poster; bottom 3/5 is an angularly cropped color image of urban Grenoble. POSTER #3: ISERE FRANCE CHAMROUSSE. XE JEUX OLYMPIQUES D'HIVER GRENOBLE 1968. Commissariat General au Tourisme - Printed in France - Published by and for the French Government - Kodak Ektachrome - Ed. 65.17 - Ph. Alain Perceval - Draeger, Imp. Paris. Approx. H 39 inches x L 24.5 inches. Full color image of Chamrousse mountainside with blue sky at top providing background for title lettering. Some light creasing and bumping as well as a few nicks but no tears; no tape residue on verso either so evidently never mounted on a wall like the others and therefore also the cleanest of the collection too. POSTER #4: GRENOBLE 1968. XE JEUX OLYMPIQUES D'HIVER. LES 2 ALPES. FRANCE. ISERE. Commissariat General au Tourisme - Printed in France - Published by and for the French Government - Kodak Ektachrome - Ed. 64.65 - Ph. Machatschek - Draeger, Imp. Paris. Approx. H 39 inches x L 24.5 inches. Tear at center top; short tears and wear at lower right edge; other slight nicks and bumping at edges; streak of pen ink mark at bottom of poster's blank verso. Full color image from photograph by Karl Machatschek shows background of Alp peak, ski lift gondola, and skiers on mountainside with foreground of standing skier in red sweater and blue pants with yellow ski planted upright in snow. POSTER #5: GRENOBLE (DAUPHINE) FRANCE SON TELEFERIQUE ET LA CHAINE DE BELLEDONNE. Regie Municipale du Teleferique Grenoble-Bastille - Photo. Bauer - Printed in France - Editions Gaston Gorde, 8, Place Paul-Mistral, Grenoble. Approx. H 39 inches x 24.5 inches. Nicks, creasing, and short tears at edges. Features a color image of the city looking down from a mountainside vantage point with a gondola car immediately above plus the Alps in the far background. Does not mention or reference the Olympics in any way but does promote the Grenoble and should be contemporary with the other four as they were all acquired from the same estate of a one-time travel agency employee in Columbus, Mississippi. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Collection of four original French ...
Publisher: Paris, France: 1968.

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