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    James Montgomery Flagg's The Good Sport (Perfection Pictures, 1918). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    James Montgomery Flagg is Gil Faraday, a down on his luck inventor trying to make ends meet for he and his wife, played by Florence Fair. Fortune eventually finds the pair, as Faraday creates a device that makes elevators stop even with the floor. This gorgeous stone litho one sheet from this silent film is the product of a collaboration of Thomas A. Edison and James Montgomery Flagg, two of the silent film eras most inventive and creative minds. Edison perfected the equipment necessary for making and viewing films during the first decade of the history of motion pictures. After which, the creative genius turned his attention to producing films. Flagg (1877-1960) was a talented artist and illustrator, best remembered for his political posters, including the now iconic, Uncle Sam recruiting piece for the U.S. military. Flagg also wrote, starred in, and/or directed more than a dozen short films between 1914 and 1920. Included in that canon of work is The Good Sport which also stars Florence Fair, rendered splendidly by Flagg himself on this extremely rare piece. Prior to restoration, the poster had pinholes in the white background, a chip in the center cross fold, a chip in the left side of the middle horizontal fold, and the bottom border was folded back. Fine+ on Linen.


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