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    Olympics IX in Amsterdam Poster (1928). Poster (24.5" X 39.25") "Chemins de Fer Néerlandais (Dutch Railways)."
    The official poster of the Olympic Games of Amsterdam was designed by Joseph Johannes Rovers (1893-1976). The Dutch Railways agreed to promote the Olympiad, inscribing the posters with their name in the language of the country the advertisement was displayed, such as this one for France. For the first time on a official poster promoting the Olympics, the five rings logo can be seen on the flag in the right background. A single, chiseled marathoner in all-white cuts through a solid blue background, evoking the spirit of "Faster, Higher Stronger." In very presentable condition, the poster only required touchup to a small chip at the top left that extends slightly into the background. This original poster has become highly prized by collectors, and is not readily found in such pristine condition. Printer: Joh. Enschede, Zonen, Haarlem, Netherlands. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.




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