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    Royal England: A Story of an Empire's Throne (Globe, 1911). British One Sheet (30" X 40").
    An interesting find for historical drama buffs, this stone litho British one sheet from 1911 features a commanding image of William the Conqueror. It was inspired by the silent film that encapsulated the history of England's royalty, from Alfred the Great to Edward VII. As this beautiful poster indicates, the silent short was shown at the London Hippodrome during the reign of King George V (1910-1936) and was presented and recited by Leo Stormont. Sumptuous laurels, a sunlit imperial crown, and standard bearing ships ring the depiction of the Norman Invasion of 1066. Signs of handling include two chips in the left border, light tape stains and wrinkling in the borders, and tears along the edges with tape on the verso. One tear in the bottom border extends into the word "The." The interior of the poster is well intact with highly saturated colors. This is first paper we've seen from the film, as a very small number of posters from this time have survived, particularly in such presentable condition. Folded, Fine/Very Fine.


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