Album official de la Fete des Vignerons Vevey 1889 5-9 Aout

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Lausanne: Loertscher & Fils, Jacot Guillarmod, F. Payot, 1889. 17.5 x 25.5 cm. 24 interconnecting folding accordion plates. Color illustrated rare official souvenir of the long-established traditional Swiss wine festival inaugurated in 1979, honoring the Vevey Winegrowers’ Festival. This multi-week event is the world’s most unique wine festival is marked by an elaborate pageant that involves the local community, from children to octogenarians, taking over the entire city, with a celebration that lasts for weeks. Held once every twenty years, last celebrated in 1999, this celebration will be held again in the summer of 2019. This 1889 souvenir includes a colorful wedding procession of vintners, farm workers, musicians, the goddesses of the harvest, Bacchus’ chariot, and costumed villagers. Expertly repairs to three joints. Boards lightly rubbed. Orig. illustrated boards, cloth spine. Very good. Hardcover.