In the early movie days, exhibit cards were the medium for enthusiasts to collect and the studios used to promote their upcoming movies and popular stars. The cards were obtained from arcade vending machines for a penny or a nickel. The largest producer of these cards was Exhibit Supply Co of Chicago, Illinois, (ESCO or Ex.Sup. Co. Chgo.) This card was a product of this company and is marked in the lower left hand corner. The card features Warner Baxter who became a movie superstar during the era of silent movies. He received an Oscar in 1929 for playing the Cisco Kid, a role that he played again in 1931 and 1939 sequels. This card is red tinted and shows Baxter in cowboy garb. Card has a blank back and a little boy named Robert has written his name in pencil and then stamped the letter R on the reverse to be sure that no one had any doubt about who owned this beloved card! The card is in good condition with minor corner and edge wear.
Arcade Card Warner Baxter cowboy movie star red tint