Lot #1644
Janis Joplin

1965 get well card from “Janis” and her family
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1965 get well card from “Janis” and her family

Get well card to Joplin’s boyfriend Peter de Blanc, measuring 8.5 x 6.25 opened, bearing a pre-printed sentiment inside, signed under the sentiment in black ballpoint, “Janis,” and also signed by Michael, Laura, Dorothy, and Seth Joplin, with one of the family members adding, “l’adversite fait les hommes!,” which translates to [“adversity makes men!”] across the top of the card. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed by a family member to de Blanc at Beth Israel Hospital in New York, postmarked October 21, 1965, with a return address written on the back flap, “The S. W. Joplins.” Matted and framed with a color 17 x 12 photo of Joplin performing on stage, signed by photographer Elliott Landy, and a 14 x 19.5 reproduction poster for a Big Brother and the Holding Company gig, to an overall size of 39.5 x 27.5. In fine condition, with back flap separated from envelope. Just a few months earlier, Joplin had returned to Port Arthur at the request of her friends, as she had slid into drugs and alcohol abuse while in California for the previous three years. Oversized. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph
  • Dates: #406 - Ended April 17, 2013

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