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3e132 COVERED WAGON glass slide '23 James Cruze, cool artwork of wagon on the Oregon Trail!

Date Sold 5/16/2010
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An Original Vintage Theatrical Movie Glass Slide (measures approximately 3" x 4" [8 x 10 cm]) (Learn More)

The Covered Wagon, the classic 1923 James Cruze silent winning-the-West pioneer wagon train romantic adventure cowboy western ("A wonder picture that Will thrill you"; "From the novel by Emerson Hough"; one of the most major westerns of the 1920s, it was made at a time when westerns were thought to be losing their popularity, but this movie single-handedly revived the genre; set in 1848, about two wagon trains that travel from Kansas City to California and Oregon via the Oregon Trail, and the great difficulties they encounter along the way) starring Lois Wilson, J. Warren Kerrigan, Alan Hale Sr., Charles Ogle, Ethel Wales, Ernest Torrence, Tully Marshall, Guy Oliver, John Fox, Tim McCoy (who is billed as an "Indian liaison"), and Jack Padjan. Note that Paramount gave this movie a really major release, and virtually every poster on the movie has completely different artwork from all the other posters! Note that the advertising for this movie states that "3,000 actors spend 3 months on a location 80 miles from the railroad. 1,000 Indians were used and the livestock included 600 oxen, 1,000 horses, and 500 mules"!
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Important Added Info: The slide does not have a cardboard holder, but rather there is black tape around all four edges (front and back), typical of older glass slides. We have provided both a high quality scan of the image and also a separate image of how the glass slide looks, but in that digital image, you can really just see the outline of the slide and defects (if any) around the edges.

Condition: very good. The theater that used this slide wrote the days the movie was playing in the play dates section at the bottom of the glass. The slide does not have a cardboard holder, but rather there is black tape around all four edges (front and back), typical of older glass slides. The slide has some wear on the black tape, but is otherwise in pretty nice condition!
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