WILLIAM B. DAVIDSON. Vintage 7.5 x 9 matte finish sepia tone chest-up costume portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in black fountain pen, “To -/’Tom’ Eawfred/Very sincerely -/Wm. B. Davidson/as/’Sergeant Quirt’/1925.” Fine condition, with corner pinholes and possible trimming. Forceful character actor William B. Davidson played supporting roles both large and small in over 300 films between his debut in 1914 and his death in 1947. Sergeant Quirt was likely a role he undertook in a touring stage company of What Price Glory? in 1925, a busy year in which he also appeared in four feature films and two shorts. Signed photographs are quite uncommon.