Original Poster - 350th Anniversary of Quebec City/1983 - For Sale

Original Poster - 350th Anniversary of Quebec City/1983
Price: $75.00
The politics of the province of Quebec have always provided inspiration for it''s homegrown poets, musicians, playwrights and composers. In the 1970''s and 80''s (and today!) there was a great uprising of nationalist sentiment amongst the French population of the province who felt that they had been treated as second-class citizens for too long. This social and political malaise was very evident in the outpouring of music and performance pieces - and posters of same - during that period. This poster was produced to celebrate the 350th Anniversary of the founding of the city (last year was its 400th anniversary). Of Quebec City it has been written: In 1608, when the French explorer Samuel de Champlain first glimpsed the site where Quebec City now stands, he wrote ''while sailing up the St. Lawrence, I discovered a place of exceptional beauty. There I founded the town of Quebec.'' As religious institutions and government buildings sprang up within the fortifications of the Upper Town, merchants and craftsmen settled in the Lower Town alongside the river. Quebec City soon became a valuable prize sought after many times during the wars of the 17th and 18th centuries. When it finally fell to the English in 1759, ''New France'' became a British colony. Today, Quebec City, the cradle of French civilization in North America, is a busy seaport, an important cultural, business, and research center and, of course, the provincial capital of Quebec. But most of all, it is still a city of exceptional beauty that exudes an old-world charm not found in any other city in North America. Each year nearly 4 million tourists flock to Quebec City to savor its charms and the beauty of the countryside that surrounds the city, and especially to immerse themselves in the exceptional cuisine that is a trademark of Quebec (Quebec City boasts more gourmet restaurants per capita than any other city on the continent). From natural beauty to historic architecture to gastronomic wonders, Quebec City has it all...'' This posters was in the private collection of a noted jazz musician and producer and are only a couple of hundreds which we have just received. The others will be appearing in our ebay store shortly. Poster measures 30 x 21 inches and is in very good condition. All of our posters, prints and pochoirs are authentic, vintage items. Please see our other items for sale - check back often we add things almost every day! Please e-mail any questions or requests for additional photos.We are happy to ship worldwide - please note that the price marked for international shipping is for surface shipping: if you would like air mail or courrier costs please let us know and we will provide you with those costs. Thank you for your interest. Status: For Sale Reference#: JLQC350 Condition: A- Year: 1970''s ca Country: Canada Height: 30 in. (76.20 cm) Width: 21 in. (53.34 cm) Title: Original Poster - 350th Anniversary of Quebec City/1983 Materials: paper

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L'affichiste
471, Rue St. Francois Xavier
Montreal
Qu├ębec-H2Y 2T1
Canada
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Email : karen@laffichiste.com
Phone : 5146563301

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