“Kid Canfield, The Notorious Gambler” [Movie]
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“Kid Canfield, The Notorious Gambler” [Movie]

1912. Linocut and process screen with letterpress on blue paper, 102.7 x 38.4cm. Repaired minor tears and missing portions to edges, not affecting image. Linen-backed.

Text continues “Spencer’s startling special. Kid Canfield exposes by actual demonstration the dishonest methods by which the victims are fleeced in gambling dens. A distinctly educational feature.” Captions read “Fleecing a victim who at first had been lucky” and “The sleeve cheating device.” This poster, printed by The Swift Printing Co., Ltd, 5 Jamieson Lane, Sydney, was the Australian release of an American movie written and directed by Kid Canfield.

Richard Albert Canfield (1855–1914) was a prominent American businessman and art collector involved in illegal gambling throughout the north-eastern United States during the late 19th and early 20th century. Known as the “Prince of Gamblers”, Canfield played a major role in the development of the modern concept of a “resort casino.” Ref: The Telegraph, (Brisbane),16.8.1912; Wiki.

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Item #CL200-7

Price (AUD): $1,650.00  other currencies

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