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ALBUM OFFICIEL DE LA FETE DES VIGNERSONS
VULLEMIN, E. PANORAMA. (WINE) ALBUM OFFICIEL DE LA FETE DES VIGNERONS VEVEY 1889. Lausanne & Vevey: F. Payot & Loertscher, Jacot Guillarmod 1889. Printed wrap covers, 5 1/4 x 6 7/8" when closed, scattered foxing, VG+. This is a souvenir of the wine harvesting festival held in Vevey Switzerland. The festival originated in the 1700's honoring Bacchus and the 1889 procession had more than 1300 costumed participants. The panorama consists of 48 panels (plus covers). Some participants (including many women) included: floats honoring Ceres and Pales, Roman goddesses of the harvest, floats honoring Bacchus, fauns wearing vines and skins, satyrs, groups representing all aspects of wine making from grape growers and pickers to wine merchants, musicians, yodelers, representatives of 22 Swiss Cantons in local dress, members of the Swiss Guards and ending with a wedding procession (many women) participants are all colorfully costumed. Lithographed by S. Krakow in Paris. Scarce.
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