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    George Washington Carver Photograph Signed "G.W. Carver". 6.5"x 4.25", August 20, 1934. Pictured is George Washington Carver with Masanoske Mitani and T.E. Munger. Photo was probably taken to commemorate a multi-national scientific event and was originally grouped with an archive of letters from George Washington Carver to Sophie Liston (see previous lot, 35052) and was likely a gift from Carver to Liston, making this an important association image. In 1934, Carver was busy looking for therapy techniques for children with polio. His hypothesis was that peanut oil massages would have incredible healing capabilities for the afflicted children. The success he initially found in his study was doomed when it was discovered that the massages themselves were helpful to the polio inflicted children, and not the peanut oil. Such signed photos of George Washington Carver are rare, so this item is a very unique piece of history. Some wear and tear around the edges with minor foxing, otherwise photo is in very good condition.

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    October, 2008
    17th-18th Friday-Saturday
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