Wednesday, October 28, 2015

THE EMPIRE


I really love this one.

Spotted on the wall of La Cocotte, the Alliance Française café in Dublin, it depicts Napoleon dictating his memoirs to General Gourgaud.

It is a marketing poster for the EMPIRE typewriter, formerly known as the Wellington (no not after that Wellington).

The real life situation is impossible as the first of these typewriters was not marketed until 1892.

However, as a bit of cheek it's first class.



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