Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Photo of Lovecraft & Long Surfaces

From the ebayeum, the seller states:
Unpublished original photo of Howard Philips Lovecraft (1890-1937) & Frank Belknap Long (1903-1981?) Most probably taken by Wilfred Blanch Talman in Brooklyn, N.Y. Summer 1931. (see Lovecraft A Biography by L Sprague DeCamp, pgs 349-350 and 3rd pg of photo section (comparison photo referenced below)
On the reverse of the photo is written in ink in an unknown hand "H.P.L. & F.B.L. photo taken in B'klyn, N.Y. ca. 1931-32.
Matted with a separate piece of coated paper with original autograph of Lovecraft dated 1924. The autograph is most probably clipped from a book from Lovecraft's library.
Photo is scallop edged with image of approx 2"x3". Both photo and autograph have been doubled matted with acid free materials and framed under glass; overall measurements approx 9"x11".
Obtained in the mid 90's from the Lin Carter estate from Lin's widow.

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