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    The Bull-Dogger (Norman Film Manufacturing, 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 in 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. Prior to professional restoration, this stone litho one sheet had fold wear, pinpoint crossfold separations, and creases on the right side. There are a few smudges in the left and right borders. The stone litho portrait of this rodeo giant is stunning with its many layers of rich colors. Very Fine on Linen.


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