Original Vintage Italian Coffee Poster for "Cigno" African Children Swan 1951



Item Overview

SKU: 69292
Artist/Maker: Anonymous
Year: 1951
Medium/Material: Linen backed
Condition: B- large tears were restored, small bits of paper are missing on borders. (Determining Condition)
Height: 68.5cm  (26.97in.) Width: 50cm (19.69in.)

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A colorful Italian poster advertising the coffee brand "Cigno" (Swan), realized in 1951. It has a racist colonial aspect as black African children are depicted here carrying a box of a coffee as if it was their ruler. The depiction of Africans in advertisement for coffee and chocolate was quite common at that time.

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