Mind the Dame

Today’s Poster is to promote the cars of now-forgotten prestige French car maker Cottin & Desgouttes.


If in doubt, add a semi-nude female – here with wings, but the aviation connection isn’t her, but the aircraft in the background, and that Cottin & Desgouttes were used as an  engine builder (Gnome et Rhône radials) in the Great War – is that why the aircraft? By 1926, the date of the poster by Jean D’Ylen they no longer had aircraft connections.

James Kightly, Vintage Aero Writer.

Image from Facebook group The Golden Age of Illustration, here.

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