MOVIE POSTERS

  The first "poster" here is really a two-sided promotional flyer that shows how closely the late stages of the onstage "Tom Show" representations of Uncle Tom and the earliest stage of the story's life on film were connected. The flyer was printed by the Erie Litho Co. at least by 1909, and used by at least 6 different UTC Companies to advertise dramatic performances between that year and 1927. (You can see the 6 "Tom Show" posters by CLICKING HERE. The poster at left isn't dated, but it's from so early in the history of movies in America (probably around 1910) that it is careful to remind people that "THIS IS A MOTION PICTURE SHOW." (The flyer doesn't specify a director or producer either, and since the details of its descriptions are essentially unchanged from the "Tom Show" posters, they can't help identify which film version this was used to advertise.)
  The other posters were used to promote Universal's big-budget silent Uncle Tom's Cabin, both in its original 1927 release and (bottom) the studio's 1958 re-release, which tried to make the film commericially viable again by adding a voice-over narration by Raymond Massie.