Jean Arthur 1940's/50's Penny Arcade/Exhibit Card

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A classic card featuring the portrait of a famous actor who signed the original photographic plate before reproduction of the image. The cards were obtained at random from a machine in a penny arcade in the 1940's or 50's.

This one features a hand colored Jean Arthur- a silent film actor best known for her role in 3 Frank Cappa films, including "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington."

In fair condition- shows normal wear/slight discoloration for its age with some minor nicks. A previous owner wrote on the back, as pictured above. Measures 5 1/4" by 3 1/4"

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Preparation takes 1-3 business days
Arrives from the United States
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