Cacao Van Houten Poster

France, c.1895

39 x 55 in (99 x 140 cm)

ID #39x55FOOD-DRINK-14

Vintage French poster advertising the Dutch cocoa powder brand Cacao Van Houten. The poster shows a peasant woman holding a scale, comparing the value of cocoa powder to bars of chocolate: a half-kilo of chocolate bars produces 20 lunches, whereas a half-kilo of Cacao Van Houten produces 100 lunches. The verdict? The woman points decisively at Cacao Van Houten as the winner of this battle. 

"Un demi kilo Cacau Van Houten 100 dejeuners. Un demi kilo chocolat 20 dejeuners. 50% d'economie."

Artist: Lamiez

Printer: P. Vercasson, Paris

Year: c. 1895

Condition: Excellent

Poster is linen-backed on canvas

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