When political posters use the cigar…
The cigar has occupied a prominent place on posters of political propaganda since the beginning of the twentieth century.
It all began in 1910 with a poster signed by Jules Grandjouan for the Railway Workers’ Union (affiliated with the CGT). Here are some emblematic posters.
By Jean Pascal Grosso
First appearance of the cigar on a political poster during the railway strike in 1910
Le « pressoir du peuple »:poster created for the legislative elections of May 1924
Preserved at the Shoah Memorial in Paris, a poster published between 1941 and 1944.
The French Socialist Party during the Oil Crisis, September 1975
Antinuclear poster, June 1976.
1973, against Georges Pompidou.
Poster of 2009 from the archives of the French Communist Party.