French Automobile Berliet La 9CV
Allegorical figure of man on horse rushes forward above speeding automobile.This is one version of a poster for one of the French prestige cars of the 1930s. D'Ylen was a posterist of startling, effusive designs inclined to exaggerate dimension and movement. The Berliet brand had a slow start: Marius Berliet of Lyon built his first car in a small workshop in 1895, and in his fifth year of operation sold only six cars. But in 1901, he merged with another firm and started building larger cars along the Mercedes lines, and the Berliet was on its way.