Inscribed Photograph Signed.

WASHBURN, Bryant (1889-1963).

From Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA (Galena, IL, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since March 11, 1998

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This leading man of crime and drama left the Chicago stage to appear in more than 300 films, mostly silents, starting at the Essanay Studios in 1913 right when they switched from their Chicago base to a California location; he often appeared in supporting roles in talkies, finally retiring in 1947. IPS, 3¼" X 5", n.p., 1913. Near fine. Superb sepia-tone oval-shaped head-and-shoulders portrait of a handsome young Washburn in suit and tie. Across his chest, he boldly inscribes and signs in a dark ink: "Very Sincerely / Bryant Washburn / 'Essanay' / 1913." Washburn had just signed on with the up-and-coming Chicago firm -- he was local talent -- which was founded in 1907 and made its name largely with Charlie Chaplin and Ben Turpin comedies. A choice example dated from the first days of his long film career. Bookseller Inventory # 31333

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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