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    Napoleon (Cinema Pathe, 1909). French Grande (47.5" X 62").
    Apparently, Napoleon Bonaparte was a bit of a sensation in 1909, as he was the subject of no less than three short subjects. Of the three, this was the only one actually created by the French at the Pathe studios. The film is historically important to the US as well, with a copy of the film kept at the Library of Congress. Max Charlier stars as the Emperor of France, and in just under fifteen minutes, the film recreates many episodes in Napoleon's life. Included are parties at his mansion, snowball fights with his soldiers, the Emperor's coronation and many of his battles, including Napoleon's campaign in Egypt, with a wonderful painted backdrop of the pyramids. The French grande offered here has artwork by Faria that captures one of the final scenes-- Napoleon on his deathbed at St. Helena. The poster had some very minor chipping along the fold lines with just a bit more at the center points. There was also a long tear from the bottom border and into the artwork and another horizontal tear in the upper left edge extending into the title. All of these issues were easily corrected with professional restoration and the poster now displays extremely well. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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