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    Sawdust Trail (Universal, 1924). One Sheet (27" X 41"). It is said that Edmund Gibson was given his unusual nickname, "Hoot", because of his boyhood habit of hunting owls. At age 13 he left home and joined the circus, but was left stranded in Colorado, where he became a cowboy. He became so skilled at his craft that by the age of 16 he joined a Wild West rodeo show and even went on to win the title of "World's All-Around Champion Cowboy" in 1912. He began in films by doing stunt work and doubling for Harry Carey. After serving in WWI he got his first major break, starring in a John Ford feature film. His popularity soared and he became a cowboy idol throughout the '20s and into the mid '30s. There is light fold line wear, one tear in the background graphics and some minor border tears and chips. There has been professional conservation and restoration performed that has made these defects almost undetectable. This gorgeous stone litho features a fabulous image of Gibson and the "Wild West Show" that was the subject of this film. Very Fine on Linen.

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