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Lot #7218
Ernest Hemingway Signed Photograph

Handsome Scribner's portrait of Hemingway, signed in Paris in 1929

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Handsome Scribner's portrait of Hemingway, signed in Paris in 1929

Wonderful 5.5 x 8.75 magazine portrait photo of a young Ernest Hemingway by Helen Breaker, which was clipped from the May 1929 issue of Scribner's Magazine, signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen, “To Adelaide LS. Robb, with all best wishes, Ernest Hemingway. Paris, October 1, 1929.” In very good to fine condition, with a trimmed top edge, light soiling and creasing, and two horizontal mailing folds. Encapsulated in a PSA/DNA authentication holder.

Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley moved to Paris in 1921, to work as a foreign correspondent for the Toronto Daily Star—and to write independently. While there he met, drank with, loved, and loathed people like Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, Ezra Pound, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Joan Miro, and even Pablo Picasso. During the decade Hemingway and Hadley left Paris for only a brief spell (in 1923) so their son could be born in North America. It was while he lived in Paris that Hemingway decided to begin writing novels after reading F. Scott Fitzgerald's manuscript of The Great Gatsby. His first novel, The Sun Also Rises, was written in Paris in 1926 and was his first big step towards literary fame.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: PSA Encapsulated
  • Dates: #683 - Ended February 16, 2023