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    Little Black Sambo (Powers ComiColor, 1935). Very Good/Fine on Linen. One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Although based on Helen Bannerman's popular children's book, this cartoon short by Ub Iwerks varies greatly from the first version penned in 1899. In Bannerman's original story, a young boy named Sambo - portrayed as either Southern Indian or Tamil - finds himself trapped by four hungry tigers, and must give them his new clothes, shoes, and umbrella to keep them from eating him. Eventually, he is able to trick them into racing around a tree so quickly that they turn into clarified butter. The story went through many changes and reinterpretations during its publishing history, and is currently available in several more historically sensitive versions. This particular retelling presents Sambo as the black stereotype that was typical of the 1930s, and bears few similarities to the original tale. Nevertheless, it's still an important example of not only animation's evolution over the decades, but the evolution of culture and civil rights in our society as well. Presented for only the second time at Heritage, professional restoration addressed some pinholes, fold wear and separations, and tears into the interior, including a couple of vertical tears through the title. There were a few small chips in the folds and at the tears, and there was a .75" trim along the top and bottom borders. The borders have been airbrushed, and there are a few minor unaddressed chips in the left edge. The vibrant stone litho printing has persisted well through the years, and the poster would look fantastic on display. Very Good/Fine. on Linen.


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