Lot 693: American author and poet (1849–1916) best known for writing in 'Hoosier' dialect and for his children's poems. Uncommon 6.75 x 9.75 imperial cabinet photo of Riley seated in a chair, signed in the lower right in black ink, "Very truly and gratefully your friend—James Whitcomb Riley." Published by W. H. Potter of Indianapolis. In very good condition, with some wear to corner tips to mount (lower left corner tip missing), light scattered soiling and foxing, and a crack to left edge. A large, desirable portrait of the esteemed poet, a man who remains elusive in signed photos.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458
Wednesday, 12th August 2015
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