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    Little Black Sambo (Celebrity Productions, 1935). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    The original story upon which this short cartoon is based was written by Helen Bannerman in 1899, and was set in India. In Bannerman's original story, a young boy named Sambo - portrayed as either Southern Indian or Tamil - is threatened by four tigers, and must give them his new clothes, shoes, and umbrella to keep them from eating him. Eventually, he is able to trick them into racing around a tree so quickly that they turn into butter. The story went through many changes and reinterpretations during its publishing history, and is currently available in several more politically sensitive versions. The poster here, designed to promote the Ub Iwerks cartoon, presents Sambo as the black stereotype that was typical of the 1930s. It had a tear in the top and fold wear, but expert professional restoration has thoroughly addressed these minor issues. Additionally, there is a chip in one of the coconuts that is currently unrestored. All in all, however, this is a wonderful - and hard-to-find - poster that you will be proud to own. Very Fine- on Linen.


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