A whimsical poster commissioned by the Loterie Nationale (French National Lottery) created in 1933 and realized by Grove ca. 1970. This drawing is part of the “Extraordinary Drawings” series after Jules Verne (1828-1905). The French novelist, poet, and playwright is best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction. His widely popular series of scrupulously researched adventure novels include Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days. This poster refers to Verne’s novel “From the Earth to the Moon” and as the caption tells us: “From here one can see really well the winning number!
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