Mar 10, 2011 - Sale 2239

Sale 2239 - Lot 290

Price Realized: $ 12,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,000
THE RAREST AFRICAN-AMERICAN FILM POSTER (FILM.) Bill Pickett. World's Colored Champion. "The Bull-Dogger." One-sheet poster, linen-backed, 41x27 inches; horizontal, hairline fold touched up. A very nice example. Jacksonville, Florida: Norman Films, 1921

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The "Bull-Dogger" is quite possibly the rarest African-American film poster ever made. Bill Pickett (1867-1932) was a genuine cowboy. He invented the practice of what we know today as "bulldogging," or steer wrestling. Like a lot of what used to be strictly ranch activities, bulldogging has become a rodeo sport.