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    "The Original Company Bunco in Arizona" Theatrical Poster, Circa 1907. 28" x 42". Presented by the J. L. Veronee Amusement Co., Bunco in Arizona was a play of the southwest, a vehicle for the star and author, Lillian Mortimer. Her character, Bunco, could ride, shoot, and throw a lasso and was the darling of the all the men in the county. Her love interest was a cowboy named Dick Gold. His partner, Jim, had problems over a mining claim with an Englishman named Heathercott. The plot lurched from one melodramatic twist to another. This play was cited by the New York Times in 1907 as one of the quintessential "penny dreadfuls" that proliferated on the New York stage. That aside, the poster is beautifully produced by the American Show Print Co. of Milwaukee shows a colorful Richard Henderson as the Indian Black Hawk. Glue residue below and a red paper sheet with prices to the right of the image. Several small edge tears repaired on verso, some chipping at the top, colors bright, else fine.

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    November, 2009
    17th-18th Tuesday-Wednesday
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