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    The Grapes of Wrath (20th Century Fox, 1940). Insert (14" X 36").
    John Steinbeck's poignant, heartrending novel, upon which this film is based, painted a desperate portrait of American life during the Great Depression (1929-1939). When Tom Joad (Henry Fonda) is released from prison, he returns to his parents' farm, only to find his family packing up to make the trek to California in search of a better life. The troubles and travails that they encounter on the way document the tragic conditions under which many families lived during this time of national crisis. This forlornly beautiful insert features an image created by prolific American artist Thomas Hart Benton, and displays nicely after being paperbacked (touchup to folds, tiny chips in the borders, and a tear in the bottom border into the background). Fine/Very Fine on Paper.


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