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Vintage French health and safety posters at The Peanut Vendor

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A lot of online stores seem to be going big on British transport posters right now (not least in asking prices), but The Peanut Vendor has gone Gallic for its own public information range – with these vintage French health and safety posters.

There are a few different designs to choose from, including the one above, which warns of…well, we don't know as we don't speak a lot of French. If you do, let us know via the comments.

Anyway, it's from the 1950s, it's incredibly eye-catching and it's sized at 40 x 30cm. All of them sell for £40 each.

Find out more at The Peanut Vendor website

One thought on “Vintage French health and safety posters at The Peanut Vendor

  1. literally means ‘oil spot’ ‘slippery floor’.
    after a ‘google’ i find that it refers to a military strategy from the 1st world war developed by french commander joseph gallieni: “to pacify the colonies, he advocated the practice of “tache d’huile”. … military action should be accompanied by assistance to colonized peoples in various fields, such as administration, economy and education.’
    essentially to end resistance and promote cooperation….

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