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    Lake Geneva, Switzerland Travel Poster (C.G.N.,1927). Full-Bleed Poster (25.5" X 39.5") "Cie Générale de Navigation sur le Lac Léman."
    Founded in 1873, the Lake Geneva General Navigation Company (C.G.N.) is a Swiss company operating boats on Lake Geneva connecting towns in both France and Switzerland, including Geneva, Vevey, Montreux, Evian-les-Bains, and Lausanne. In conjunction with the Simplon Rail Line, the CGN provided (and still provides) travelers with a host of sightseeing opportunities via their paddle steamers like the "Helvetie" depicted on this original poster from 1927. Tyrian purple snowcapped mountains, terraced vineyards, and storybook castles come to life at the hands of artist Johannes Emil Müller (JEM) (1885-1958). Professional touchup was applied to a tear in the left and bottom border, and a chip in the bottom border, resulting in a spectacular vintage travel poster ready for display. Printer: A. Marsens, Laussane. Very Fine- on Linen.


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