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    How Washington Crossed the Delaware (General Film, 1912). One Sheet (26.5 X 39").
    An early Edison short, this film, recreating a popular historic story, was directed by Edison mainstay J. Searle Dawley, recognized today as the first motion picture director (before Dawley, films had largely been "directed" by the cameraman. Dawley was the first to approach the process as we understand it today). Joining him in this effort were cast members Mary Fuller - renowned today as the first screen serial heroine - and Charles Ogle, who had both worked with Dawley in 1910 to bring the very first adaptation of Mary Shelley's immortal novel, Frankenstein, to the screen, with Fuller as Elizabeth and Ogle as the Creature. This film, most likely a one-reeler, was probably lensed in Dawley's studio in Long Beach, California, as we know that he relocated to the West Coast sometime in 1910 to provide the Edison Company with a presence there. Dawley was a true film pioneer, every bit as important to the development of early motion pictures as Edison himself, and paper from these early efforts is exceptionally rare. This particular example, obviously produced for a French (or possibly Canadian) release of the film, has had a bit of restoration with touchup to the folds. The linen has been trimmed to the border, there is a bit of post-restoration rippling at the bottom left, and a slightly visible stain in the left border. Nonetheless, it is an extremely attractive poster, displaying bold, vivid colors, and is an important piece of cinema history. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.

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