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25 Juin 1916, Journee Serbe, Original French WWI Poster

25 Juin 1916, Journee Serbe, Original French WWI Poster

  • 1916
  • Théophile Alexandre Steinlen, 1859-1923
  • 32 x 47 1/2 inches (81 x 119 cm)
  • Unbacked

    This poster is currently unbacked. At check out, you will be given the opportunity to add backing which would cost $300 and take approximately 4 weeks.

    Linen backing is the industry standard of conservation. Canvas is stretchered and a sheet of acid free barrier paper is laid down. The poster is then pasted to the acid free paper using an acid free paste. This process is fully reversible and gives support to the poster. A border of linen is left around the poster and can be used by a framer to mount the poster so that nothing touches the poster itself. Backing is what we recommend for framing, and for any poster needing restoration.

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  • Published in Paris in 1916, a group of Serb soldiers and civilians heading to the mountains. When the invading Austro-Hungarian and German forces dug in Serbia, they occupied the capital Belgrade, and pushed the remnants of the Serbian army and civilian refugees fleeing the accompanying Montenegro and Albania. One of the major confrontations of the campaign took place in Kosovo, site of a battle in 1389 between a medieval Serbian army and the Ottoman invaders. Although Serbia should lose its independence after the First Battle of Kosovo, the rout became an important symbol of Serbian nationalism in the nineteenth century. Serbian Day was held in June, to coincide with the approximate date of this battle. During World War I, Serbia was an ally of Britain, France and Russia. Serbia was a sworn enemy of Austria-Hungary, which blamed the Serbian conspirators for the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, and was determined to punish the Serbs.
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