Artist: Valdemar Andersen (signed in print)
Print: Stone lithograph (print by Sophus Kruckow Lit.)
Dimensions: 23.8 x 34.1 in (60.5 x 86.5 cm).
Condition: Good condition - light signs of handling, a few minor ceases, tiny/small tears on the edges, a little tape repair in the right side and tiny paper loss in the upper left corner - please see pictures. A frame + backing will truly make this poster shine).
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A poster which is about 100 years is hard to come by in this condition!
Anyway, the poster is an advertisement for the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen (Denmark) and is probably one of the most famous amusement parks in the world. The park is the second oldest amusement park in the world is by far the most visited spot in Scandinavia.
The image displays "Tivoli-Garden" (The Tivoli Guards) - and orchestra founded in 1844 - who are parading and entertaining in the old park. Despite the name, the guards are only carrying instruments as "weapons" although they look a lot like the Danish Royal Life Guards. In the top of the poster is the building called "Nimb" which opened in 1909 as a restaurant. Nimb was notoriously known for being a gathering spot for the wild "roaring twenties" youth when this poster was made. Today Nimb is still a restaurant (also hotel and bar) with a Michelin star.
I believe the poster would advertise for performances and concerts on the blank field on the poster. Since the area is left empty it suggests that the poste was never used. The poster is printed as a stone lithograph a fine technique where each color is pressed individually into the paper. This means that the colors looks as bright as they where in the 1920s.
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.
Thanks for watching and please let me know if you have any questions.
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