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Vintage original 28 x 42 in. US one-sheet poster from the one-reel silent film drama, THE WHITE ROSE OF THE WILDS, released in 1911 by the General Film Service, produced by the Biograph Company, and directed by D.W. Griffith.


The stone lithograph artwork depicts the White Rose (Blanche Sweet) handing a white rose to the First Outlaw (Wilfred Lucas) for saving her from his two accomplices . This is the only known example of this poster, which has been professionally linen-backed in fine condition with restoration to address only minor items in the folds and borders.


*"An unsuccessful old gold miner is stricken down and dies, leaving three young children to take care of themselves. They are a boy of seventeen, a girl of sixteen and a girl of eleven. The boy, inheriting his father's determination, insists that they remain for he is sure there is gold to be found. Later his efforts are rewarded, and he rushes off to the agent to file his claim. While he is away a trio of thugs break into the cabin, but the pure, innocent girl so impresses one of them that he drives the other two off. To him she is as a white, unsullied rose, blooming here in the wilderness. Her clear eye of innocence awakens his better self and he goes, asking if he may return when he has proven himself worthy."

*(source: IMDb)


*"The Biograph Company, also known as the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, was a motion picture company founded in 1895 and active until 1916. It was the first company in the United States devoted entirely to film production and exhibition, and for two decades was one of the most prolific, releasing over 3000 short films and 12 feature films. During the height of silent film as a medium, Biograph was America's most prominent film studio and one of the most respected and influential studios worldwide, only rivaled by Germany's UFA, Sweden's Svensk Filmindustri and France's Pathé. The company was home to pioneering director D. W. Griffith and such actors as Mary Pickford, Lillian Gish, and Lionel Barrymore."
*(source: Wikipedia)

THE WHITE ROSE OF THE WILDS (1911) US Biograph One-Sheet Poster

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