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    Burton Holmes Travel Pictures (Paramount, 1920s). Hairy Ainu Poster (28" X 41").
    Burton Holmes (1870-1958) was an intrepid American explorer, crisscrossing the globe photographing and filming foreign cultures, and coining the term "travelogue." He lectured widely, catering to the armchair traveler, and eventually Hollywood came knocking. In this travel short, Holmes spotlights the Ainu, indigenous people of Japan and Russia. The men were characterized by heavy beards, hence the term "Hairy Ainu." The population of the Ainu has been substantially diluted over the decades, and there is not an accurate count of those still in existence. Imposing in stone litho color, a group of Ainu men are featured on this one sheet that has had airbrushing to the borders to address chips, and touch-up to the folds. Fine+ on Linen.


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