HENRY M. STANLEY - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH 1896 - HFSID 250765
HENRY M. STANLEY This sepia-toned 4¼x6¼ photograph is signed by the explorer who found Dr. Livingstone Photograph Signed: "Taken Jan 1896/With kind compliments from/Yours sincerely/Henry M. Stanley". Sepia, 4¼x6¼ overall, image 4x5¾ (two surfaces).
Sale Price $1,700.00
HENRY M. STANLEY This sepia-toned 4¼x6¼ photograph is signed by the explorer who found Dr. Livingstone Photograph Signed: "Taken Jan 1896/With kind compliments from/Yours sincerely/Henry M. Stanley". Sepia, 4¼x6¼ overall, image 4x5¾ (two surfaces). Photographer's imprint on front: "Dickinson 114 New Bond St/London." Photographer's name and address also appear on verso below Stanley's inscription. Sir Henry M. Stanley (1841-1904, born as John Rowlands) was 17 when he came to the United States in 1858 and was adopted by a New Orleans merchant named Henry M. Stanley, who gave him his own name. In 1865, the 24-year-old Stanley became a newspaper correspondent and traveled to Asia Minor, Ethiopia, Crete, and Spain. James Gordon Bennett, publisher of the "New York Herald", commissioned him to lead an expedition into central Africa to find missionary David Livingstone. In November 1871, Stanley "found" him, greeting him with the famous remark: "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" From 1874 on, Stanley led various exploring expeditions into Africa. He discovered Lake Edward, circumnavigated Lake Victoria, traced the southern sources of the Nile River, surveyed Lake Tanganyika, and opened up the Congo region. The Congo Free State was formed in 1885. The Congo city of Stanleyville, now Kisangani, was named in his honor. Becoming a repatriated British citizen, he served in Parliament from 1895-1900. He was knighted in 1899. Ink smudges on Stanley's writing and signature. Lower right corner of photo side missing. Minor stains, not at signatures. Otherwise, fine condition.
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