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Lot #246
Vilhjalmur Stefansson

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Canadian explorer and ethnologist (1879–1962) best known for his expeditions to the Arctic and for his studies of the native peoples there. Vintage pearl-finish photo trimmed in size to 7.5 x 9.25, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Benjamin Franklin from his old friend Vilhjalmur Stefansson, September 27, 1940.” In good condition, with nickel-sized spot of skinning at lower right (touching arm), slight unevenness to emulsion at bottom edge (touching first name and a few words of inscription), and scattered small creases, dings, and surface marks. The writing is clear and well contrasted. R&R COA.

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  • Dates: #333 - Ended May 14, 2008