Borderless vintage 3.5 x 5.5 double-weight semi-glossy chest-up portrait, boldly signed in black fountain pen, “Yours sincerely.Syd Howard/1926.”  Fine condition, with mild silvering to the darker areas of the image, completely invisible when the photograph is viewed head on.  Although little remembered now, Sydney Howard was a top comic actor active on London’s West End throughout the 1920s and 1930s. He began starring in films in 1930 and made 25 prior to his death in 1946.