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Donzère-Mondragon Dam, Provence, France

Donzère-Mondragon Dam, Provence, France


A FINE original vintage 1956 French poster giving an aerial view taken by Raymond Delvert of the then-new Donzère-Mondragon hydroelectric dam on a canal alongside the River Rhone in Vaucluse, in the Provence region of southeast France.

Size  99cm x 62cm

Condition  Good. There are pinholes and the poster has been folded across the bottom of the photograph.  If you would like to know more please get in touch

Background  Delvert (1914-1992) was a prolific and pioneering aerial photographer who piloted his own plane. He is also known for his role in developing 'photo-finish' technology for the horse-racing industry. The printer is E. Desfossés-Néogravure of Paris and the poster was published by French government's Direction Générale du Tourisme. The dam, an important symbol of post-war technological progress in France, was completed in 1952 and was declared a French national monument in 1992. On the right can be seen the Bollène lock. 

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