Lot 280: French diplomat (1805–1894) who spearheaded the project to build the Suez Canal. Original 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet photo by the London Stereoscopic Company, signed and inscribed in black ink, "To Miss Schlesinger, Fred. De Lesseps (1886)." In fine condition, with pencil notations to bottom border, a few small spots of foxing to the image, and two old adhesive stains to the lower border affecting the notations.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453
Sunday, 17th May 2015
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