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    The German Curse in Russia (Pathe, 1918). One Sheet (27.75" X 41").
    An important and truly singular piece of historical value lost to the passage of time, Captain Donald C. Thompson's record of the increasing agitation and chaos in the streets of Petrograd (now St. Petersburg) was one of the scant few cinematic accounts of the Russian Revolution. Arriving just one month before the February revolt, Thompson and reporter Florence Harper's goal was to cover the Russian clash against the Kaiser's German army at WWI's Eastern front. Instead, Thompson and Harper captured the overthrow of a dynasty and the resulting tumult, all the while dodging bullets as the Provisional Government crumbled around them. Departing shortly before the Bolshevik October coup, Thompson's five-reel documentary was the sole American cinematic account of the Russian upheaval, but only a published book of photos titled Bloodstained Russia/The Crime of the Twentieth Century remains of the film, giving hints to its invaluable information. This breathtaking stone litho poster for Thompson's legendary film has had restoration for tearing and chipping in the borders and interior, with touchup to the folds. There were two sections of paper loss extending from the left border into the background, Thompson's credit, and title. Fine- on Linen.


    Estimate: $800 - $1,600.

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Movie Poster - Rolled (view shipping information)

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