1972 Danish Railways Travel Poster Storstrøms Bridge - Original Vintage Poster

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Artist: Aage Rasmussen

Print: Offset lithography

Dimensions: 24.4 x 39.4 in (62 x 100 cm)

Condition: Very good condition - light signs of handling - please see pictures

Country: Denmark

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This late Art Deco poster was created in 1937 for the Danish State Railways (DSB) and shows the newly built bridge, Storstrømsbroen (Storstrøm Bridge). It is a typically (of the time) promotion of the brand-new bridge over "Storstrømmen" seen from below and with long-term perspective, while a train with steam locomotive passing by on top.

The bridge was finished in 1937 (the same year as The Golden Gate Bridge was completed in San Francisco) and represents great engineering skills at that time which lead to the inauguration was made by King Christian the 10th.

The bridge is linking the Danish islands of Zealand (Sjælland) and Falster and is an important regional and international connection between Northern Germany and Scandinavia. While construction of the Fehmern Belt bridge (scheduled to open in 2020), will be built double track railway line until the bridge, but the bridge itself is nothing happening with the track. Storstrømsbroen which is still in use today is 3,199 meters long and 9 meters wide (10495 by 29 feet), and has a two-lane road and a single-track railway.

The poster is designed by the Danish artist Aage Rasmussen (1913-75) which is world famous for his iconic lithographic posters for DSB in the 1930s and 1950s. Rasmussen experienced in many ways its heyday early in his career, as the years 1937-38 also gave him international praise with a prize of honor at the World Exhibition in Paris. Rasmussen got his breakthrough in 1937 when he proposed a poster for DSB know as the high-speed train (Lyntogsplakaten) which is also available in my collection. You can find his signature along with the date of creation in the corner of the poster.

The condition of the poster is a little rustic - there is a few pinholes and a few spots (a frame will cover most of it) but no cracks. Moreover the colors are a bit faded. Overall the important part of the poster - the image is still in good condition with the shades, shadows and lighting effects which represents the late era of Art Deco. It is a great poster for everyone interested in Art Deco style, trains, engineering and history. 

This poster is the updated version of the poster from 1937. The printing has updated text (in German) but the message is the same - the bridge is still the fast track of from south to north in Denmark.

Thanks for watching and please let me know if you have any questions.

REF: L5705

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1972 Danish Railways Travel Poster Storstrøms Bridge - Original Vintage Poster

1972 Danish Railways Travel Poster Storstrøms Bridge - Original Vintage Poster

Artist: Aage Rasmussen

Print: Offset lithography

Dimensions: 24.4 x 39.4 in (62 x 100 cm)

Condition: Very good condition - light signs of handling - please see pictures

Country: Denmark