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    Walt Whitman Photograph Signed. Measuring 4.25" x 7", this fantastic sepia-toned silver gelatin photograph was taken in Brooklyn in September 1872 by G.F.E. Pearsall when the poet was fifty-three years old. Whitman, who is heavily bearded, is seen seated, leaning on a table to his left. Signed at the lower right corner: "Walt Whitman / born May 31 / 1819." Moderate silvering is seen in the darkened areas. The right edge, which shows some chipping, has been reinforced causing a noticeable line in the photograph and in the "n" in Whitman. Staining along the left edge does not detract.


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    October, 2014
    8th-9th Wednesday-Thursday
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