Jardin Dacclimatation Elephant Poster
1895 A regal Indian processional transports us to an exotic world.In and of themselves, elephants are interesting enough creatures to warrant a trip to the zoo - even to the contemporary mind. But the exotic pomp of this regal Indian processional not so much sets the mood for an afternoon's worth of diversion amidst pachyderms as it transports us to an entirely foreign cityscape altogether removed from the daily Parisian grind. Whether or not the menagerie was able to live up to this relocationary feat is up for discussion, but accuracy hardly matters once the price of admission has been rendered. And to that end, this uncredited designer surely succeeded in spectacular fashion.