JOHN ERSKINE - PHOTOGRAPH MOUNT SIGNED - HFSID 182622
Sale Price $180.00
Small card signed by author and educator John Erskine, with a small b/w 2¼x3¼ printed photo affixed
Photograph mount signed "John Erskine". Blue ink border around photo, drawn in unknown hand. 3¼x5¼ card with b/w 2¼x3¼ printed photo affixed. Poet, essayist and novelist Erskine (1879-1951) published his first novel, The Private Life of Helen of Troy, in 1925. A professor of literature at Columbia University, Erskine initiated an honors course in classic texts, greatly influencing ideas of general education in the U. S. His most famous essay was titled The Moral Obligation To Be Intelligent. A composer and music critic, Erskine also served as first President of the Juilliard School of Music (1928-1937). Lightly toned and bowed. Edges of card are lightly discolored (does not touch signature). Mounting adhesive slightly visible on right edge of photo. Otherwise in fine condition.
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