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    Wolves of the Rail (Artcraft, 1918). One Sheet (28" X 41").
    Considered to be the original screen cowboy and certainly one of cinema's greatest silent film stars, William S. Hart got his start as stage actor in his twenties and eventually ventured into film acting in 1914 at the age of 49. He remained in Westerns for the next ten years, starring in over seventy films, more than fifty of which he also directed (including Wolves of the Rail). This stone litho one sheet is filled with head-to-toe, boots and spurs Western imagery -- although Hart seems to be without the requisite weapons as he faces down his foe. The image looks great after professional restoration has touched up the folds with occasional small tears, pinholes in the borders and outer background, small chipping and paper loss in the left and bottom borders, and one chip each in the top and bottom horizontal folds. William Elmer's image (Hart's foe) has a few pinholes and small tears in his throat, and the bottom right corner of the poster has been replaced into the black and bottom half of the logo. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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