Vintage Movie / Theater Photo: Henry B. Walthall

Vintage Movie / Theater Photo
Henry B. Walthall

Photo is about 7.5" x 9.5" Photo has pinholes in the four corners which are also slightly trimmed. The photo also has some wear (see photo).

Photo is signed, "To Don Austin and the Glen City Theatre, Sincerely, Henry B. Walthall, July 1935".

Shipping: $2.75, First Class

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About Don Austin & these Auctions

These photos, art pieces, and memorabilia are from the collection of Don Austin. Don Austin was born June 30, 1888 in Nugents Grove , Iowa and studied Art at the Chicago Art Institute. In 1915 he created one of the first animated cartoons ever made, a series called "Rastus and his Adventures". He also worked on a number of other early cartoon shorts.

Don Austin entered the army in May 1917, fought in World War I in France and served during the Armistice in Germany . He was wounded during riots in Coblenz and during his time in the hospital he was offered the opportunity of animating "The Gumps" by their creator Sidney Smith. He drew the cartoons for several years until Sidney Smith died and the series was discontinued.

He worked in vaudeville for a time, showing his cartoons throughout the United States and Canada .

In 1929 he
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