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    Africa Speaks! (Columbia, 1930). Good- on Linen. Six Sheet (83" X 78.5").
    In 1930, the African jungle was a popular setting for adventure films. Silent serials such as The Lost City (1920), With Stanley in Africa (1922), Perils of the Wild (1925), and any number of Tarzan films had all ostensibly been set there, although the reality was that the jungle environs used for those pictures were often found much closer to home. With the coming of sound, however, early documentary filmmaker Paul L. Hoefler decided to head the Colorado African Expedition of 1928 - a 14-month journey that ran from July 16, 1928 to September 16, 1929 - and return with the real sounds and images of the Dark Continent, including what many believe to be the very first film footage of the Bushmen of Southwest Africa, as well as fascinating images of the rare white rhino. As a result of his daring efforts, Hoefler was elected to membership in the prestigious Explorer's Club in 1930 and the Royal Geographical Society of London in 1931. This spectacular stone litho poster, the only copy we are aware of and a Heritage first time offer, has received professional corrections to fold wear and separation, pinholes, tears, and some paper loss in the "o" of "Columbia." Also addressed was paper loss along the left border extending through the back of the hunter's head, continuing through the "e" of "strangest" into the title, and then along the right border extending into the image about 3.5." There were large tears extending from the hunter's knee to his back. The title, borders, upper background have been airbrushed.


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