Amazing 8x10-inch sepia-tone Freulich Studios western portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in black fountain pen in 1926, the very onset of his career. In good condition for its age, with a gentle crease to the lower right border, partially extending into a dark area of the image itself. Ubiquitous character actor Edmund Cobb appeared in almost 700 films and and television programs during an incredible career spanning six decades. Throughout the silent and early talkie eras, he alternatively played merciless, black-clad villains and trusty sidekicks in over 400 western shorts and features, including The Silent Partner (1927), The Two Fister (1927), Top Gun Law (1937), The Lone Ranger (1938), Santa Fe Trail (1940), The Dark Command (1940), Go West, Young Lady (1941), Zorro (1947), Lust for Gold (1949), Comanche Territory (1950), Ready to Ride (1950), Winchester '73 (1950), and River of No Return (1954). He was, however, by no means, limited to that genre: He appeared in a considerable number of horror, sci-fi and fantasy pictures, most notably The Rawhide Terror (1934), Darkest Africa (1936), The Phantom Creeps (1939), House of Frankenstein (1944), The Phantom Speaks (1945), T.V.'s "The Adventures of Superman" (1952), Canadian Mounties vs. Atomic Invaders (1953), The She-Creature (1956), The Amazing Colossal Man (1957), The Atomic Submarine (1959), Tales of Terror (1962), and The Underwater City (1962). He was also memorable in crime, mystery and noir flicks like Midnight Shadows (1924), Gordon in Ghost City (1933), Her Forgotten Past (1933), Shakedown (1936), The Game That Kills (1937), Murder in Greenwich Village (1937), The Lone Wolf Spy Wolf (1939), Dick Tracy's G-Men (1939), The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance (1941), Citizen Kane (1941), The Glass Key (1942), Alias Boston Blackie (1942), X Marks the Spot (1942), Murder in Times Square (1943), The Missing Juror (1944), Double Indemnity (1944), Strange Illusion (1945), Escape in the Fog (1945), The Falcon in San Francisco (1945), The Falcon's Alibi (1946), The Phantom Thief (1946), Brute Force (1947), The Street with No Name (1948), Charlie Chan in The Golden Eye (1948), Detective Story (1951), The Big Night (1951), Black Tuesday (1954), The Desperate Hours (1955), and The Bonnie Parker Story (1958).