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    Beating Back (Direct-From-Broadway Feature Film Company, 1914). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). One of our best one-of-a-kind finds. This is an extremely rare 1914 three sheet for real-life badman, Al Jennings. In 1863, Jennings joined his two brothers as prosecuting attorneys in the Oklahoma Territory. There, he was falsely accused and convicted of a train robbery actually committed by a former client. Fearing jail-time and disgruntled with the legal system, Al would change professions. He and brother Frank robbed trains, banks and general stores as founders of "the Jennings Gang," bandits known as the Robin Hoods of their day. Al was captured and sent to the Ohio State Penitentiary. His case was reviewed, his life sentence reduced, and he was later pardoned by President Theodore Roosevelt. Jennings would do one more life-about-face by becoming an evangelist, politician and writer, eventually forming his own motion picture production company in Arizona. This beauty features Al and brother Frank in a dramatic western pose. There has been professional restoration to address pinholes, fold separations, and edge wear. Fine- on Linen.


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    July, 2007
    20th-21st Friday-Saturday
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