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    Before the White Man Came (Arrow Film, 1920). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Paper from this film is extremely scarce, and this incredible piece has only been offered by Heritage once previously. The "all-Indian cast," including Mae Old Coyote, heralded in this film, was assembled from members of the Crow and Cheyenne tribes, an unheard of move in a time when it was common for ethnic parts, from African American to Asian, to be played by heavily made up white actors. Primarily a love story, this film is about Big Elk, who proposes to the lovely Che-wee-na. Everything is fine, until White Wolf sets his eyes on Che-wee-na, leaving the two braves to fight for the woman they both desire. A stoic image in rich, saturated color fills this evocative poster, that has had the benefit of professional restoration. The borders have been replaced, and touchup has been applied to a bottom right tear, folds, and the blue background. Fine on Linen.


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