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Vintage original 7.5 x 9.5 in. US signed double-weight matte photograph of silent film star BRYANT WASHBURN from 1915.

He is depicted in a close studio shot that was taken by the renowned Hollywood photographer, Fred Hartook. It was artistically embellished around either side of his face with a shade of light grey to add texture to the background. This photograph was signed in white ink by Bryant Washburn in 1915 during his association with the Essanay Film Manufacturing Company thusly: Very sincerely yours - Bryant Washburn - 1915. It is in very fine- condition.


*"Franklin Bryant Washburn III (April 28, 1889 – April 30, 1963) was an American film actor who appeared in more than 370 films between 1911 and 1947. Washburn's parents were Franklin Bryant Washburn II and Metha Catherine Johnson Washburn. He attended Lake View High School in Chicago.


Washburn's early acting experience came in stock theater. He debuted in film in 1911 with Essanay Studios. He quickly became a comedy star after appearing in films such as Skinner's Baby and Skinner's Dress Suit in 1917. His second marriage was to actress Virginia Vance. They had a child together. He died from a heart attack in Hollywood. His interment was located in Culver City, California's Holy Cross Cemetery. His son, Bryant Washburn, Jr. (1915–1960), was also an actor, a major in the US Air Force Reserve, served during World War II and Korea, and predeceased him."

*(source: Wikipedia)



BRYANT WASHBURN (1915) US Signed Double-Weight Photograph 01 By Fred Hartsook

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