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    How Billy Got His Raise (Universal, 1915). One Sheet (27" X 41"). A rare and quite beautiful vintage poster for this obscure comedy short by director Allen Curtis, who cranked almost 300 such works during his nine-year career. The colors on the stone litho graphics are still sharp and unfaded after 93 years. This striking stone litho poster is backed with muslin, as was the practice at the time, as posters were returned with the film to the film exchanges to be used over and over again in other venues. It has some foldwear and crossfold separation, some scuffing and a small crease near the top, but is in remarkable condition considering its age. Any fan of silent cinema will be proud to own this gem, as it is an extremely rare example (it might very well be the only remaining copy) from Universal Pictures' earliest days. Very Fine on Muslin.

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