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Michel in the air 1909



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Michel in the air 1909

As financial reform the German authorites squeeze the common man dry and then utilise his skin for balloon- making, thus flying Germany's future in the air Date: 1909

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Media ID 32216208

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Airship Airships Balloon Common Deutscher Financial Future Germanys Michel Reform Skin Squeeze


A1 Premium Frame with A2 Poster

Experience the captivating history of aviation with our latest addition to the Media Storehouse Framed Prints collection. Featuring the iconic image "Michel in the Air 1909" by Mary Evans from Mary Evans Prints Online, this print offers a glimpse into Germany's past as it explores the lengths the authorities went to in their pursuit of financial reform. With the caption "As financial reform the German authorities squeeze the common man dry and then utilize his skin for balloon-making, thus flying Germany's future in the air (Date: 1909)," this print is a thought-provoking conversation starter. Each Framed Print is meticulously crafted with high-quality materials to ensure vibrant color and long-lasting durability, making it a must-have for history enthusiasts and art collectors alike.

Premium Paradise Wooden Range A1 Premium Poster Frame (86x62cm) with A2 Poster (59x42cm) and mounted behind a white matt board to make your photo really stand out. FSC Certified and Rainforest Alliance Certified for environmental, social, and economic sustainably. High transparency tempered glass window with a smooth finished frame. Great for filling empty walls, decorating blank spaces, or creating eye-catching gallery walls. Frames arrive ready to hang. Sent with secure, protective packaging. Smooth wooden veneer mimics the real wood look and feel with ultra-durable scratch resistance tempered glass.

Ready to Hang Contemporary Framed and Mounted Prints. To ensure the paper is held securely the visible picture may be marginally smaller than quoted.

Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 58.8cm x 58.8cm (23.1" x 23.1")

Estimated Product Size is 62cm x 86.6cm (24.4" x 34.1")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) or portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.


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EDITORS COMMENTS
This striking print captures the incredible sight of Michel soaring through the air in 1909, a time of great turmoil and change in Germany. As financial reform swept through the country, the German authorities resorted to extreme measures, squeezing the common man dry and even utilizing their skin for balloon-making. In this surreal image, we see Michel suspended high above the ground, his body transformed into a vessel for flight. The juxtaposition of his peaceful expression with the unsettling circumstances that led to his airborne state is both haunting and thought-provoking. The use of human skin for such a purpose speaks volumes about the desperation and disregard for humanity that characterized this period in German history. It serves as a stark reminder of how easily individuals can be exploited by those in power when faced with economic hardship. As Michel floats through the sky, he symbolizes not only Germany's future hanging precariously in the balance but also the sacrifices made by ordinary people in times of crisis. This image forces us to confront uncomfortable truths about our own capacity for resilience and vulnerability in turbulent times.

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