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    La Syphilis (Ligue Nationale Française contre le peril Vénérien, 1920s). French Half Grande (31" X 46") Theodoro Artwork.
    Once known as "the French disease," syphilis had long been a scourge in Europe since the late 1400s, an incurable illness leading to inevitable neurological decay and death. But in 1921, French doctors Robert Sazerac, Constantin Levaditi, and Louis Fournier finally found a powerful treatment, giving hope to those infected by the widespread affliction. Fournier went on to create the French National League Against Venereal Disease in 1923, which here advocates the curative properties of his treatment. Artist Theodoro hones in on the deadly outcome for those who don't seek treatment, using Art Deco imagery that is both stylized and macabre. This beautiful stone litho poster has been well preserved over the decades, having only a couple of small tears in the skull's jaw and right eye. The linen has been trimmed up to the borders, and there has been no touchup applied to the poster. Very Fine- on Linen.


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