Vintage 6×8 matte finish black and white bust portrait, signed in black fountain pen and dated 1929 in his hand.  Fine condition, with scattered mild handling bends and patches of light silvering in his jacket and hair, completely invisible when the photograph is viewed head on.  The South African-born actor appeared in scores of British and American films, enjoying a fruitful association with Warner Bros.and other major Hollywood studios during the 1930s.  Notable films include The Adventures of Robin Hood  (1938), The Little Princess (1939), and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941).  This is the earliest signed photograph that I have ever encountered.