The Flying Ace, 1926

Summary

In the early 20th century, some independent film studios produced motion pictures for the African American market. Films made by these studios featured all Black casts and provided actors with positive, non-stereotypical roles. The Norman Studios, a white-owned company in Jacksonville, Florida, made several such films during the 1920s. This lobby card advertises its 1926 production of the film The Flying Ace.

In the early 20th century, some independent film studios produced motion pictures for the African American market. Films made by these studios featured all Black casts and provided actors with positive, non-stereotypical roles. The Norman Studios, a white-owned company in Jacksonville, Florida, made several such films during the 1920s. This lobby card advertises its 1926 production of the film The Flying Ace.

Artifact

Poster

Date Made

1926

Subject Date

circa 1918

Collection Title

Poster Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2000.32.36

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Cardboard

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 11 in

Width: 13.875 in

Inscriptions

handwritten: MADISON COLORED H. SCHOOL MONDAY NIGHT / SOUND AND TALKING PICTURES

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