Presented is an original WWI-era lithograph poster, circa 1917. This original poster advertises the black and white film Betsy Ross, which featured actress Alice Brady. The poster features an image of Brady as Betsy Ross in center, carrying a signature Betsy Ross flag and the title information "Alice Brady as Betsy Ross" at top in bold yellow lettering. The poster was printed out of New York City by Standard Lithograph Co.
Betsy Ross is a famous black and white film from 1917 that featured Alice Brady. The film was produced by Alice's father, William A. Brady. The film was released on September 17, 1917, and was reviewed by the Exhibitors Herald upon release. Mary Rose "Alice" Brady was a New York City-born actress who began her career in the silent era and survived the transition into the "talkies" films.
The film Betsy Ross detailed a story of Elizabeth Griscom, also known as Betsy Ross, who was rumored to have sewed the first "stars and stripes" flag for the United States. She played an integral part in the Revolutionary War as a master seamstress and produced the "Betsy Ross flag" at the request of General George Washington.
This original poster is in very good condition for its age. It features striking color and minimal wear. Some fold lines and creasing is slightly visible. Framed according to conservation standards in a custom black and gold frame.
Framed dimensions: 46" H x 32.5" W x 1.5" D.