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Vintage French Double Sided 1950s School Poster, Joan of Arc History Teaching Aid (P1)

Vintage French Double Sided 1950s School Poster, Joan of Arc History Teaching Aid (P1)

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This is lovely vintage double sided French school history poster dating from around 1950s. This poster will have adorned a French classroom where it would have been used as a teaching aid. I have a number of different posters like this for sale all depicting different historical images. This is ONE poster which has a different image on each side. These were numbered when made, this one is 21 and 22. One side is titled 'Jeanne d'Arc delivre Orleans' which translates as 'Joan of Arc delivered Orléans'.- number 21. The other side is titled 'Charles VII et Jeanne d'Arc a Chinon' which translates as 'Charles VII and Joan of Arc in Chinon'- number 22. This refers to when in 1429, Joan of Arc set out to meet King Charles VII of France, who was in Chinon at the time. She convinced the King to give her an army to help drive the English out of Orleans, a city that was under siege by the English.
This has the publisher's name Cooperation Pedagogique Montmorillon Vienne printed on both sides. The Pedagogical Cooperation was created in 1946 by a teacher from Vienne, André Rossignol. He first published a pedagogical booklet sold by subscription to teachers in France and Belgium, covering multiple subjects including history. He moved to Montmorillon in 1953. Montmorillon is a Book town and it is branded as the "City of Writing". The name Editions Rossignol appeared in 1954 so these probably pre date this time. As early as 1948, André Rossignol published wall maps printed on both sides. Then colour posters were published in the form of a large format plate in a wooden frame. This poster comes from a series of numbered panels depicting the history of France, geography and natural sciences. Many of them illustrate scenes from everyday life and serve as speech boards for small classes. These series of pedagogical charts have left their mark on generations of teachers and students. This one is unframed, it will be shipped in a poster tube, not folded. This would add a fantastic French flair to any home or office and could be easily put in a frame.  All the items I sell are bought from French brocante fairs; as such they are used or vintage and will show signs of a previous life. This is part of their unique French shabby chic appeal. See website vintage shop selling over 300 unique, vintage and up cycled French brocante finds for your home and garden including more of these posters. NB; All pictures are of the item you will receive, these are not stock photos. 

Measures 76cm x 56cm
boxed weight for one poster 300 grammes

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