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    The Grapes of Wrath (20th Century Fox, 1940). Insert (14" X 36").
    John Steinbeck's immortal novel, upon which this film is based, painted a chilling portrait of American life during the great Depression. When Tom Joad (Henry Fonda) is released from prison, he returns to his parent's farm, only to find his family packing up to make the trek to California in search of a better life. The troubles and travails that they encounter on the way document the tragic conditions under which many families lived during this time of national crisis. This lovely insert, featuring art by Thomas Hart Benton, had minor tears in the right border, in the left border, and one at the bottom that barely extended into the image area, a corner bend in the top left, and an extra horizontal crease in the top. All of these slight flaws have been admirably addressed by the application of expert professional restoration, making the poster look as good as the day it was printed. Fine/Very Fine on Paper.


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