Scarce and quite early 3.5 x 5.25-inch black and white British postcard portrait, dating to circa 1919, boldly signed in black fountain pen. In good condition, with gentle edge wear. After long stints on the stage and in silents, charming Elisabeth Risdon enjoyed fresh popularity in older age, as a character actress in classic films. She played a mixed bag of kindhearted and venom-spewing mothers, aunts, society women, town folk, and queens in movies like Crime and Punishment (1935), Make Way for Tomorrow (1937), The Affairs of Annabel (1938), The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1939), Mexican Spitfire (1940), Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940), Ma! He's Making Eyes at Me! (1940), High Sierra (1941), Reap the Wild Wind (1942), Random Harvest (1943), horror's Weird Woman (1944), The Unseen (1945), Mourning Becomes Electra (1945), and Life with Father (1947).