The forerunner of today’s roller coaster was the Montagnes Russes (Russian Mountains) created in France around 1812. This 1888 poster illustrates the excitement of everyone as they roar past us on the patented tracks of their wheeled cart.
Poster designed by Jules Cheret in old style stone lithography and printed by Chaix under the artistic supervision of Cheret..
There is the slightest evidence of folio fold before the poster was linen backed years ago.
Reference: Broido, Lucy. The Posters of Jules Cheret. Dover Publications, second edition, 1992. #342. Also: Bargiel, Rejane and Segolene Le Men. La Belle Epoque De Jules Cheret: De L’Affiche Au Décor. Les Arts Decoratifs (Paris), 2010. #448.