Artist: Des Asmussen
Print: Offset lithography (Signed and dated in print. Print by Permild & Rosengreen, København)
Dimensions: 24.4 x 33.5 in (62 x 85 cm)
Condition: Small signs of paper loss in the corners, wear on the edges, signs of adhesive tape along with folds - please see pictures.
Dissemination: Very rare
A great mid century poster showing a deer entering the Dyrehavsbakken Amusement Park.
In the background is the landmark of the park "Rutschebanen" (meaning "The Roller Coaster"), a wooden roller coaster that has been open since 1932 and has been deemed an American Coaster Enthusiasts Coaster Classic.
Even though Dyrehavsbakken is located 15 km away from Copenhagen (Denmark), this poster worked as an advertisement for the sights to be discovered in the greater area of Copenhagen.
Dyrehavsbakken ("The Deer Park Hill") dates back to 1583 were entertainers and hawkers was drawn by the citizens of Copenhagen who came there to collect clean drinking water as the water inside the city was bad.
For a period of the area that the spring was located was not open to the public due to it being on royal hunting grounds. In 1669, King Frederick decided to set up an animal park in the area and his son, Christian V, extended the size of the park by 3-4 times after he became king in 1670. The park was off-limits to the general public under Christian V and this did not change until 1756, under yet another King Frederick.
Today it is a thriving amusement park filled with modern rides and amenities. This is truly a great poster with a lot of atmosphere and just by looking at it good thoughts and memories will come to life.
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