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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


A4 (29.7 x 21cm) Poster Print

Experience the intrigue of history with our captivating Michel in the Air 1909 poster print from the Media Storehouse collection. This thought-provoking image by Mary Evans from Mary Evans Prints Online depicts a man suspended in the air, symbolizing Germany's ambitious aspirations during a time of financial reform. 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," adds an intriguing layer of depth to this powerful visual narrative. Bring a piece of historical artistry into your home or office and spark conversation with this evocative poster print.

Premium quality poster prints are printed on luxurious semi-gloss satin 270 gsm paper. Our meticulously crafted poster prints offer an affordable option for decorating any space, making them ideal for living rooms, bedrooms, offices and beyond. To ensure your poster arrives in good condition, we roll and send them in strong mailing tubes.

Poster prints are budget friendly enlarged prints in standard poster paper sizes (A0, A1, A2, A3 etc). Whilst poster paper is sometimes thinner and less durable than our other paper types, they are still ok for framing and should last many years. Our Archival Quality Photo Prints and Fine Art Paper Prints are printed on higher quality paper and the choice of which largely depends on your budget.

Estimated Product Size is 21.6cm x 30.3cm (8.5" x 11.9")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

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


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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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