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    Barnsdale Moving Pictures (Barnsdale, 1905). One Sheet (27" X 41"). In the early 1900s Walter Barnsdale started a "traveling moving picture show" company that played at carnivals and circuses. Showcasing more than 100 reels of old-time feature films and some of the best lighting equipment available (run by an electric generator), Barnsdale brought the show to people who couldn't get to the city. Several members of his family joined the circus circuit, including Walter's son Frank, who was a midget that liked to dress in a Revolutionary War uniform for his act. When electricity became more widespread, the "traveling moving picture show" declined. However Frank's son was discovered by the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus and soon became their biggest star, touring the world as the celebrated "Colonel Tom Thumb." Here is a rare opportunity to aquire a historical piece of motion picture history. Fine/Very Fine.

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