The Great Air Robbery (Universal, 1919). Three Sheet (41" X 81").
    In a day when brave young men ruled the air, flying - and often dying - over the battlefields of France in what amounted to little more than cardboard boxes with wings, Ormer Locklear was the bravest of them all. A natural-born daredevil, Locklear was the first man to walk on the wing of a bi-plane during his pilot's training in the early days of World War I. After the war, he made his living as a barnstormer, traveling from town to town giving exhibitions of his skill and daring. One of the biggest stars of his age, Locklear's career was bright, but short. In spite of his fame, paper featuring this daring artist rarely surfaces. Offered here is a wonderful stone litho three sheet for this, his first movie. It had small tears in the left and right borders, and foldwear with pinpoint crossfold separation, all of which has been addressed by expert professional restoration. We also note that the original bottom panel, in which the titles and credits appear, was missing, and has been artfully recreated to preserve the original appearance of this wonderful sheet. Very rare - most likely the only copy known to exist - this amazing poster will be a fine addition to any collection. Fine- on Linen.

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