Object ID 001923
Object Name Charlie Chaplin's The Adventurer Poster
Object Desc Large wood piece with individual slats running horizontally. On front, is print advertising poster for Charlie Chaplin's The Adventurer. Poster is in sections on each of the wood planks. Wire on back for hanging.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY002058
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Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location 3rd Floor Hallway South
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Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords Chaplin, Charlie,film,The Adventurer,posters,advertising,reproduction,Mutual Film Corporation,Purviance, Edna,Campbell, Eric,motion pictures,
Title Charlie Chaplin's The Adventurer Poster
Description Large wooden piece. Consists of 5 horizontal slats of wood attached at each side with two pieces of wood on front and back vertically. At front is poster glued on for Charlie Chaplin's The Adventurer. Print is divided corresponding to the slats with spaces between. Poster at text at top "Mutual Chaplin Specials" with star to left. Large graphic is of Charlie Chaplin. Below his face are circular graphics of Eric Campbell at left and Edna Purviance at right. Below is text "Charlie Chaplin / in / The Adventurer / Mutual Chaplin Specials". On back, piece of wood at top center, Wire running across for hanging.
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Date APR 8,2014
Notes Wood is dented and scratched. Varnish on front and sides is worn in areas, most likely varnished at a later time not original. At lower right edge there is loss of wood, unsure if original or subsequent loss. Lower left corner is cracked vertically with loss of wood. Bubbling on upper left edge of ower and at lower right corner and edge. On poster liquid marks, drops, are present, possibly from varnish if done at a later time. On back wood has staining and black discoloration. At left edge on back ther eare marks from varnish. Wire is rusted. Eyelet screws on back are loose. On back at upper left corner loss of wood.
Date APR 8,2014
Notes Through Internet reserach, found different varieties of this poster with wood backing. I assume it is a reproduction and not a 1917 original, but further research is needed. On the 1917 original it has the date on the lithograph, and it is square with no divisions for wood slats. Reproductions have wavy edges on the poster print with divisions for the wood slats. https://www.google.com/search?q=chaplin+the+adventurer+wood+poster&espv=210&es_sm=93&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=_DtEU8yuAsbuyAGr64DICQ&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1440&bih=775#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=NgV_xIGDON7xnM%253A%3BN0FTABdGoLrSvM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.charliechaplinclub.com%252Fimages%252Ffbfiles%252Fimages%252FDSCN2495.JPG%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.charliechaplinclub.com%252Fchaplin-poster-the-adventurer-on-wood-crate-mount-old-94752.html%3B900%3B675