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    The Great Mexican War (El Paso Film Company, 1914). Six Sheet (79" X 80").
    Featuring footage of Mexico during its revolution, with leaders Pancho Villa, General Salazar, and General Carranza, who would become President of Mexico in 1917, this early documentary is a rare look at journalism of the day. Charles A. Pryor, who produced and directed this film is shown on the poster, standing next to Villa. This elaborate and significant poster is rendered in gorgeous stone litho. We are proud to also offer a three sheet from this fascinating early film in this auction. This six sheet shows edge wear, fold wear with chips, stains, and tears. It is backed by muslin with grommets in the corners, as was the custom in the early days of the cinema. As these posters were often reused for multiple venues, the muslin made them more durable than they would otherwise have been. Also included is a broadside that advertises the film. This stunning sheet will be appreciated by collectors of history, early filmmaking, and journalism alike. Very Good- on Muslin.


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