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    The Great White Trail (Wharton Inc., 1917). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Only the superb artists of the golden age of film posters could have so effectively delineated the plot line of this early sound film. The woman on this wonderful stone lithograph poster is beauty Doris Kenyon, who, in a few short years, would appear with Rudolph Valentino in Monsieur Beaucaire. She is huddled in her bed clutching her swaddled baby in fright. It's the pivotal emotional moment in the film when she is confronted by her husband (Paul Gordon, the specter on the poster) in a fit of jealous rage. He casts the wife and baby into the snow, and the poster cleverly shows us her descent into amnesia. The top-notch professional linen-backing had little to address other than minor pinholes, some slight edge wear, and crossfold separations. Another excellent example of why the Morgan Lithography Company is so beloved by film poster collectors everywhere. Very Fine+ on Linen.

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