Rare and excellent vintage 7.5 x 9.5-inch sepia-tone portrait by Witzel Studios, boldly signed in blue fountain pen in the 1920s. In good condition. J. Farrell MacDonald was one of Hollywood's most distinguished and prolific character actors. A director for Hal Roach and Harold Lloyd comedies during the early silent era, he went on to a mixed bag of lead and supporting roles in the John Ford westerns The Iron Horse (1924), The Bad Man (1926), Riley the Cop (1927), and My Darling Clementine (1946); F.W. Murnau's Sunrise (1927); The Painted Desert (1931); The Maltese Falcon (1931); The Thirteenth Guest (1932); The Crime Doctor (1934); Show Boat (1936); Topper (1937); Meet John Doe (1941); Reap the Wild Wind (1941); Bowery at Midnight (1942); The Palm Beach Story (1942); horror's The Living Ghost (1942), The Ape Man (1943), Hangover Square (1945), and Pillow of Death (1945); A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945); The Dolly Sisters (1945); Johnny Angel (1945); It's a Wonderful Life (1946); Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell (1951); and Superman and the Mole-Men (1951).