Stock sheets were posters that
were generic in nature, featuring characters in a variety of scenes,
not specific to any particular film or title. Stock sheets were
primarily used for cartoons or other short film projects that
were provided to theatres along with feature films. They were
also very popular with certain western stars. These stock sheets
could be used over and over as they were not specialized for any
particular cartoon or short.
Stock sheets were normally issued
in the one sheet size (27x41) but
were also issued in other sizes such as window cards, inserts
and lobby cards.
They featured generic artwork
without credit information. Sometimes they contain a blank area
where a theatre could place a snipe
giving the name of the cartoon or short being shown. Some snipes
were removable so the stock sheets could be reused but others
were just pasted over.