‘La Dahoméenne Licence Française du Pneu Universel et le Pneumatique Moyse – A.Moyse & F.Lhullier 23 & 25, Rue de la Mare, Paris.’
Lithographic poster printed by: Coopérative Française. 9, Rue de Provence, Paris
Artist: Victor Nehlig (French/ American, born Paris 1830 – Died New York 1909)
[Bears signature in image]
Size: 123 x 83 cm.
Materials/Media: Original lithographic poster, linen backed
Provenance: The Boskovštejn Bike Museum, Czech Republic.
Note: The poster shows some of the famous Dahomean Amazon warriors, an all-female military unit from the Kingdom of Dahomey (current Benin) on a bicycle. These female warriors resisted the French Colonial Army in their war against the last king Béhanzin of Dahomey. The Kingdom of Dahomey was an important regional power that had an organized domestic economy built on conquest and slave labor.
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