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    The Bull-Dogger (Norman, 1921). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Bill Pickett, a world champion rodeo stuntman, was cast by the Norman Film Manufacturing Company in two feature films during the early 1920s: this title and The Crimson Skull the following year. Not much is known about these films except that the production studio was based in Florida and produced films featuring all-black casts tailored for black audiences. Pickett is acknowledged as the originator of the bull-dogging technique, which is wrestling a steer to the ground by grabbing its horns. He was inducted into the National Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1972. This scarce stone litho sheet has a great image of Pickett. Condition included minor fold wear with crossfold separations, small chips in the left border, and a very small tear in Pickett's face. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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