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I bought this :-) For a great steal - original Bellenger vintage French advertising poster. Can't wait to frame it.

I bought this :-) For a great steal - original Bellenger vintage French advertising poster. Can't wait to frame it.

'La Route Des Alpes' by Roger Broders, 1920 | From a unique collection of antique and modern posters at http://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/wall-decorations/posters/

'La Route Des Alpes' by Roger Broders, 1920 | From a unique collection of antique and modern posters at http://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/wall-decorations/posters/

That soldier is a Tirailleur Sénégalais, one of hundreds of thousands of colonial soldiers sent to the front in World War One. Note his joyful laugh, over his exclamation “Y’a bon!”, which can roughly be translated as “Sho’nuff good!” The slogan is still heard as a racist taunt.

That soldier is a Tirailleur Sénégalais, one of hundreds of thousands of colonial soldiers sent to the front in World War One. Note his joyful laugh, over his exclamation “Y’a bon!”, which can roughly be translated as “Sho’nuff good!” The slogan is still heard as a racist taunt.

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