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    The Great Mexican War (El Paso Film Company, 1914). Six Sheet (81" X 83") & Broadside (21" X 28").
    This very early and beautifully rendered stone litho six sheet is one of a group of posters featured in an episode of PBS' History Detectives. According to their research, copies of the original film still exist. The film is a four-reel documentary about the Mexican Revolution and its charismatic leader Pancho Villa, who fascinated Americans in 1914. It was filmed and hosted by Dr. Charles A. Pryor, a showman, and bit of an unscrupulous character who bolstered his credentials in order to secure film rights to Villa's story and to sell his film to American theaters. Shortly after the release, he was arrested for grand larceny, never delivering the movie to some theater owners. We have offered one other copy of this historically significant poster in a previous sale. There has been touchup to address paper loss in the borders and corners of the poster. Included is a broadside that advertises the film. Fine- on Linen.


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