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1905 Barnsdale's Moving Pictures Stock Poster

1905 Barnsdale's Moving Pictures Stock Poster

This 1905 movie poster features a great stone litho image of a hobo. Walter Barnsdale made this film (and a few others) and toured with an electronic lamp house and a portable gasoline power supply of his own invention to show his films in the towns and cities that he visited. Barnsdale is a forgotten pioneer of movies who, at the turn of the 20th century in Wisconsin, created his own movies and exhibited them at prisons around the country. Not surprisingly, all of Barnsdale's movies were morality plays, designed to uplift the inmates who viewed them.

The oldest poster in our collection.

Size*: 28 x 42.5
Condition: Very Good
Rolled. Linen backed and restored. Only minor touch ups to fold lines during restoration.

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* Sizes are approximate and given in good faith. Sizes are also given for the area of the item itself. Linen backed posters may have a larger linen border that extends beyond the poster area. Please contact us if you have any questions or you need to confirm exact size.
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