ALBERT SCHWEITZER - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 10/02/1957 - HFSID 283547
ALBERT SCHWEITZER Small 5½x3¾ sepia-toned photograph of Albert Schweitzer's Leprosy House in Lambaréné, Gabon, Africa, signed and dated to fellow theologian Adolf Keller in 1957 Inscribed photograph signed in German in blue ink, translated "At the building site of the Leprosy House.
Sale Price $1,105.00
Small 5½x3¾ sepia-toned photograph of Albert Schweitzer's Leprosy House in Lambaréné, Gabon, Africa, signed and dated to fellow theologian Adolf Keller in 1957
Inscribed photograph signed in German in blue ink, translated "At the building site of the Leprosy House. [To] Adolph Keller/during his stay at Lambarene. Cordially/10-2-1957/Albert Schweitzer". Blue ink notations on verso in unknown hand. B/w sepia-toned, 5½x3¾ overall, 5¼x2¾ image, one surface, printed on cardstock. ADOLF KELLER (1872-1963) was a German-born Protestant pastor and founder of the World Council of Churches. ALBERT SCHWEITZER (1875-1965, born in Kaysersberg, Upper Alsace, Germany, now in France) based his personal philosophy on a "reverence for life" and on a deep commitment to serve humanity through thought and action. For his many years of humanitarian efforts, Schweitzer was awarded the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize. In 1904, Schweitzer was inspired to become a medical missionary after reading an evangelical paper regarding the needs of medical missions. He studied medicine from 1905 to 1913 at the University of Strasbourg. He also raised money to establish a hospital at Lambaréné in French Equatorial Africa (today, Gabon), which he founded there in 1913. Schweitzer used his $33,000 Nobel Prize to expand the hospital and to build a leper colony. Lightly toned, soiled, cracked, creased and bowed. Signature has poor adhesion in places but is legible. Rounded corners. Notations on verso on lightly smeared but legible. Otherwise in fine condition.
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