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Lot #386
Walt Whitman

Classic signed portrait of "Walt Whitman, born May 31, 1819"

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Estimate: $2500+
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Classic signed portrait of "Walt Whitman, born May 31, 1819"

Highly sought-after 4 x 5.25 cabinet-style photo of Whitman wearing a hat with his beard gently resting in an open hand, boldly signed in ink, "Walt Whitman, born May 31, 1819." This portrait was originally captured in Brooklyn in September 1872 by G. F. E. Pearsall, and it was used as the frontispiece for his 1876 book Two Rivulets. In very good condition, with trimmed edges, rounded corners, and a tack hole and scuff to the top edge.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #565 - Ended September 12, 2019

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