Original 1922 "I'm Going to See You in my Voisin" Poster-Framed For Sale
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Original 1922 "I'm Going to See You in my Voisin" Poster-Framed

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ALERT!! This poster is for all the guys who are into automobiles, like cool art for their man cave or garage or appreciate rare and unique automobilia with a rich and interesting history, this is for you. From 1922, this Voisin has been framed and matted a while back adding to it's character and charm. With vibrant colors and a great subject, this poster has plenty of class. If you need a great gift for that hard to buy for guy, look no farther as this is fantastic. Do not miss this rare and desirable offering, call or email TODAY!! Gabriel Voisin was born on February 5th of 1880 and lived until Christmas Day in 1973. He was born at Belleville-sur-Saône, France, and is remembered as a French aviation pioneer and a producer of automobiles. In 1900, he met Clement Ader who aided in the study of aeronautics. In mid-1905 he had a fast boat tow a glider that was lightweight yet structurally rigid. His glider flew for over 500 feet as the boat pulled he and the glider along. When the boat slowed, the glider came back down and went into the water, nearly drowning Voisin in the process. This near-death experience did not slow the ambition aviator; in 1906 he had opened the world's first aviation firm, the Les Freres Voisin, meaning Airplanes Voisin. As the years progressed, so did Voisin's aviation business. At the close of World War I, he made the decision to turn his interests to other industries. He had become traumatized by knowing that his airplanes had been used as war machines. He would spend the rest of his career building automobiles. His early creations were luxurious and their designs were unique. They appealed to the upper classes of society, as their price tags could only be afforded by the well-heeled elite. From 1919 through 1939, only 11,000 examples were constructed but, they are among the most memorable, exclusive, and wonderful French automobile creations of the pre-WWII era. After World War II, the direction of his automobile designs changed, and he began creating cars that were aimed at a broader public. When Voisin began producing automobiles, it was immediately obvious that the airplane industry had many effects on his design. They were unique, lightweight and aerodynamic and often employed exotic materials and technologically advanced mechanical components. His brother had been killed in an automobile accident, so the Voisin automobiles were given a high degree of safety in an effort to avoid any future tragedies. The 1920s were good for Voisin. His entire line of vehicles were offered with either four- or six-cylinder engines with most of the coachwork being done in-house. The engines were whisper quiet, thanks in-part to the Knight patented sleeve-valve design. The one drawback to this design was that the engine required a large amount of oil to lubricate the sleeves, which meant white-smoke coming from the exhaust pipes as the oil was being burned. This did take away somewhat from the allure of the car but, it especially made country driving more enjoyable for the occupants. As the cylinder wars of the 1920’s began heating up, Voisin began working on a power-plant that could compete with the other luxury marques. Voisin was not the only marque struggling to keep pace with the evolving technology, nearly every brand in the luxury segment was doing the same. Sadly, The Great Depression was just around the corner and would bring an end to many great auto manufacturers.

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  • Condition
    Fair
  • Condition Details
    Water stain going down the right side along with a small tear in top right corner. And it was folded up at some point-- the creases can be seen in the detail photos. Please note that it can be restored.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor structural damages.
  • Dimensions
    H 29.75 in. x W 22.25 in.H 75.57 cm x W 56.52 cm
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Seller Reference Number
    j1508
  • Reference Number
    LU8243871997
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