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    "Hollis E. Cooley Presents Arizona by Augustus Thomas" Theatrical Poster, Circa 1908. 28" x 41". The poster, in orange, blue, and green, dramatically advertises this stage play. Touted as "America's Greatest Play," Arizona was described by the New York Times as a drama of Western life that used the stock-in-trade of every melodramatic playwright: "the elderly husband with a young wife, the tempter, the noble young man who foils the tempter's wicked game, the fair sister of the wife for whose sake the noble youth acts, the other victim of the tempter, her father seeking his child's betrayer, etc...". While the plot of the play might have been hackneyed, the poster by the Russell Morgan Printing Company of Cincinnati, Ohio is attractive and original. There is a 9.75" additional sheet affixed to the bottom of the poster that announces that the play will be performed at the "Elgin Opera House" on April 15. Small tears repaired on verso and reinforcing at the folds, modest chipping at the edge else fine.

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