Martin Luther King jr.

King jr., Martin Luther

American clergyman, prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement, and Nobel laureate (1929-1968). Rare original photograph boldly signed and inscribed “Best Wishes to Mr. & Mrs. Ken Browne, From Martin L. King.” 3.5 inches by 5 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 12 inches by 13 inches. In very good condition.
$ 20,976 / 17.500 € (81719)

Rare vintage glossy photograph of King sitting in a half profile pose to his left in a sharp suit and tie, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "Best Wishes to Mr. & Mrs. Ken Browne, From Martin L. King.” Reverse bears the photographer's credit stamp of Arthur Freeman of Montgomery, Alabama, and a typed collector's notation indicating that the autograph was received in 1957. In very good to fine condition, with a few creases, two paperclip impressions (one to the top, the other to the upper right edge), surface impressions across King's forehead from typed notations on the reverse, and somewhat irregular ink adhesion to portions of the signature. Photographs signed by King are extremely rare and desirable..

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King Jr., Martin Luther

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To Josef Weil from Tel Aviv, who apparently supported him in his commitment to the civil rights movement: "[...] Your encouraging words are of inestimable value for the continuance of our humble efforts. It is heartwarming to know that we have friends all over the world who take time out of their busy schedules to write us. I trust that our paths will cross sometime in the future [...]". Written two weeks before his most famous speech, later known as "I Have a Dream". - On headed paper "Southern Christian Leadership Conference"; traces of folding.