Charming, uncommonly early 3.5 x 5.25-inch sepia-tone English postcard portrait, dating to the early 1930s, boldly signed in black fountain pen. In good condition. English-born, classically trained Edmund Gwenn was one of the great character actors of cinema's Golden Age. Best remembered for his Oscar-winning portrayal-- at age 71!-- of Kris Kringle in the holiday classic Miracle on 34th Street (1947), he was elsewhere noteworthy as a mixed bag of kindly authority figures and distinguished villains in How He Lied to Her Husband (1931), The Skin Game (1931), The Good Companions (1933), Sylvia Scarlett (1935), Laburnum Grove (1936), Anthony Adverse (1936), All American Chump (1936), horror's The Walking Dead (1936) with Boris Karloff, Parnell (1937), A Yank at Oxford (1938), Pride and Prejudice (1940), Foreign Correspondent (1940), Cheers for Miss Bishop (1941), One Night in Lisbon (1941), The Devil and Miss Jones (1941), Scotland Yard (1941), Charley's Aunt (1941), A Yank at Eton (1942), The Meanest Man in the World (1943), The Keys of the Kingdom (1944), Between Two Worlds (1944), Dangerous Partners (1945), Bewitched (1945), She Went to the Races (1945), Of Human Bondage (1946), Undercurrent (1946), Life with Father (1947), Green Dolphin Street (1947), Apartment for Peggy (1948), Thunder in the Valley (1947), Louisa (1950), Mister 880 (1950), Sally and Saint Anne (1952), Bonzo Goes to College (1952), horror's The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) and Them! (1954), The Student Prince (1954), It's a Dog's Life (1955), The Trouble with Harry (1955), and The Rocket from Calabuch (1956).