Roger Broders worked for the Paris Lyon Mediterranean Railroad Company (RL.M.) creating travel posters for a period of ten years, from 1922 to 1932. During these years he produced, to the best of our knowledge, eighty four travel posters. The posters can be divided in two distinct chronological periods, 1922–1925 and 1926–1932. It is interesting to note that in the first period, Broders created only seventeen posters, in a style that was similar to other travel poster artists such as Constant Duval and Julien Lacaze. It is also interesting to note that the first posters he made, were for locations outside France, such as Algiers, Tunis, Rome and Florence. In 1925 he changed his signature and his style and many of his posters at this time were created under the influence of the Art Deco style. However at the same time he also produced many posters in the former style, but under the new signature. It was only in 1928, that he began creating the magnificent travel posters that made him so popular and set him apart from other artists. In this book we divided Roger Borders’ travel posters into four geographical categories which are: The Sea, Around France, The Mountains and Foreign Countries. Each category is presented in chronological order based on the date that appeared on the poster and his signature. In conclusion, we particularly note the coincidence that his first and last posters concerned the same locations outside France (Tunis) closing a magic circle that lasted ten years.
Israel Perry, New York