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A poster which is about 100 years is hard to come by in this condition!
Here is an antique art deco advertisement for the Danish toy company "A/S Hercules". The poster display their lasted toy called "The bomb tower Hercules" and by looking at the poster I think the toy is a sort of ballgame where you hold a kind of cylinder in your hand which allows you to throw a ball far away. You can see the "cylinder" and a few round dots on the poster which could be balls.
It is easy to see the inspiration from the Greek god Heracles which was adopted in Roman mythology under the name "Hercules". Hercules is the son of Jupiter (or Zeus) and is famous for his strength and for his numerous far-ranging adventures. He is the mighty warrior who unreservedly fights wildlife, mischief and all evil and has fought against almost all the oddities that occur in tales. It is clearly that a toy named Hercules would appeal to a healthy, eager and adventures boy in the beginning of the last century.
The Danish text in the bottom of the poster says: "The world's finest toy. Patent ANM. Exclusive distributor A/S Hercules. Phone: 6208".
The poster is printed as a lithograph with a fine technique where each color is preserved very well on the paper. This means that the colors looks as bright as they where 100 years ago in 1916.
Note: the poster is printed on very delicate paper which is thinner than average paper. I strongly encourage the lucky new owner to mount the poster before framing for the best preservation. Ask your local framer for advise.
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