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Large Retro Boating Poster

Large Retro Boating Poster

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Get swept away to a time of elegant ladies in straw hats, sitting with their pristine white dresses under lace umbrellas while 3-piece-suited muscular young men strain at the oars to waft them around the lake. I

In the distance, you can see the local rowing team rowing in perfect cadence. Can you music from the guinguette orchestra waiting for you on the shore ?

This is the world the French word "Canotage" evokes and that illustrator Maurice Dessertenne perfectly captured.

Days of pleasure boating in small row boats on the river, with a delicious drink waiting for you on the bank. Can you see yourself there?

This is a large format reprint of a lovely antique French dictionary plate showing a large variety of rowing boats, which illustrated the "Canotage" article of that 1922 dictionary (boating in French). 

The word "Canotage" doesn't have an exact translation (to my knowledge) in English as it specifically refers to "Canots", which are small rowing boats so it's more specific than just boating. It does include competition rowing, as shown in the various little vignettes depicted on these images. Interestingly, the next editions of these dictionaries use the modern word "aviron" for those, while "canotage" is kept for other kinds of rowboats.

Frame it and gift it to your favorite rower!

𝗦𝗜𝗭𝗘 : Choose your favorite size from the drop down menu: 24x36" (61 x 91,4 cm), 18x 24" (45,7 x 60,9 cm), 16x20" (50,8 x 40,6 cm), 12x18" (30,5 x 45.7 cm), 8x10" (20,3 x 25,4 cm), margins included. Each format has different margins all around for easy framing.

The background on this print is off-white, with the original paper texture visible in the scan as it is part of the antique charm. Pure white is also available on request.

• Archival durable white paper
• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
• Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²)
• Giclée printing quality
• Opacity: 94%

- Posters will be shipped rolled in a cardborad tube.
- Shipping takes 3 to 10 business days depending on the shipping method that you select.
- The mat and frame are NOT included.

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