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Winsor McCay (1918) The Sinking of the Lusitania- Original Vintage Production Art

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Original 1918 Winsor McCay Cel - The Sinking of the RMS Lusitania WWI Propaganda Film
Source: Movie
Layers: 1
No sketches available
Oversize, 9.5W x 8H

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Added 3/7/2012
Updated 3/16/2012
This is quite an amazing cel, especially for being almost 100 years old. This is one of the earliest cels ever made in animation history, and one of a very few handful to survive to this day! Cel is made of a super thick nitrate material, in original, unrestored condition. What is interesting about this cel is the entire ship was painted on back, while the billowing smoke was painted on the front. The sequence information was written on the reverse side as what is seen by the typical notations in Disney and other vintage films. In addition, Winsor McCay actually signed and authenticated his own piece in the front!

This Lusitania cel was featured as part of a traveling show from 1980-1983 called "The Moving Image", an exhibition that was managed by Jerome Muller, one of the biggest historical animation exhibitions of its time.

An absolutely stunning work of art and a HUGE piece of animation history!


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