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    The Shielding Shadow (Pathe, 1916). One Sheet (27" X 41") Chapter Six -- "The Disappearing Prisoner." This exciting Pathé serial was directed by Louis Gasnier and written by George B. Seitz, the team that gave the world The Perils of Pauline two years earlier. Near as we can tell, the plot is something about a box of mysterious pellets that can render its owner invisible. The serial starred up-and-coming actress Grace Darmond and ran for 15 episodes. This intriguing one sheet for episode six atypically features exquisite black-and-white line art illustrating "Bianca's surveillance of the mysterious stranger." The poster had creasing on the left side, minor edge tears in all borders, a tear in the credits area, and chipping in the right and left borders, all of which has been addressed with professional restoration. The impact of the beautiful artwork is in no way diminished. Needless to say, posters for this obscure chapter play turn up very rarely, so don't ignore this opportunity. Very Fine- on Linen.

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