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    The Great Mexican War (El Paso Film Company, 1914). Three Sheet (41.75" X 82").
    Featuring footage of Mexico during its revolution, this early four-reel documentary is a rare look at journalism of the day. Leaders like Pancho Villa, General Salazar, and General Carranza (who would become the President of Mexico in 1917) are all caught on camera and presented to the world. Dr. Charles A. Pryor filmed and hosted the picture, 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. This stunning stone litho poster has been restored to address pinholes, horizontal creases, and some chips and tears in the borders and folds. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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