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    The Negro Soldier (U.S. Films Inc., 1944). Poster (40" X 60").
    In 1944, The U.S. government produced what was arguably the most influential propaganda film to come out of the war,The Negro Soldier. Joe Louis, the World's Heavyweight Champion, was made the centerpiece of the film. Made to counteract the charges of racism and discrimination in the military service, it was designed to be shown to all servicemen, black and white alike, to educate them about the contributions of blacks throughout U.S. history. The film was produced by famed director Frank Capra, and was written by Carlton Moss, who would later become an important figure in African-American independent cinema. This incredibly rare, large format poster is the only known example to have survived to this day and features a great image of Louis. Prior to restoration, there were scuffing and surface abrasions, some small holes in the left and right sides, and a small bit of paper loss at the top left corner. There has been some touchup in the credits area. Don't miss this chance to acquire one of the rarest examples of a poster from black cinematic history. Fine- on Paper.




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