A circa 1920s photograph of David Wark "D.W." Griffith, considered one of the most influential figures in the history of American film,
creator of Birth Of A Nation. After writing scripts for Biograph in the early 1900s, he directed Mack Sennet's first film as an actor, Balked At The Altar. In 1909 he directed one hundred and forty-four films, including Mary Pickford's earliest; founder of the Triangle Company in 1915, he went on to found United Artists in 1919 with Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. Inscribed and signed across the bottom, To John L.C. Pall from his friend D.W. Griffith--13 x 9 in.