The Champion Show of the World

The Champion Show of the World

Anon
£1,500.00

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  • Condition: A- (Japan backed)
  • Date: c.1906-1910
  • Printer: H.G Banks
  • Publisher: Animated Pictures
  • Size: 765 x 1020 mm

Astonishingly rare poster from the very earliest days of British Film. Posters like this were displayed outside temporary ‘cinemas’ (usually theatres) in the 1900s, where travelling projectionists showed a selection of short films to enthralled audiences. This poster features Jean of Arc, a popular heroine of early film. In a charming mix of old and new, her medieval shield depicts a 'modern' film projector. Fully conserved and laid on Japan backing for preservation. A museum quality piece.