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ALBERT SCHWEITZER - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 1954 - HFSID 257291

ALBERT SCHWEITZER Inscribed and signed paper stock photo of Schweitzer on the river in Africa. Printed Photograph inscribed in French and signed: "On a canoe on the Ogoué. To Mr. Doctor Austin Smith/with my good thoughts. Albert Schweitzer (1954)". B/w, 8¼x9½ overall, image 7x7 (one surface).

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Condition: lightly creased
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ALBERT SCHWEITZER
Inscribed and signed paper stock photo of Schweitzer on the river in Africa.
Printed Photograph inscribed in French and signed: "On a canoe on the Ogoué. To Mr. Doctor Austin Smith/with my good thoughts. Albert Schweitzer (1954)". B/w, 8¼x9½ overall, image 7x7 (one surface). Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) 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. The river Schweitzer is traveling in this photo is probably the Ogooué, which flows past Lambaréné to the Atlantic Ocean. Lightly creased. Vertical fold at blank right border. Fine condition.

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