Handwritten receipt, signed “Walt Whitman,” on the correspondence side of a government postcard, dated February 25, 1881. Receipt reads, in full: “Received Ten Dollars from JL & JB Gilder for piece in Critic Feb. 12.” Front of the postcard is addressed by Whitman to “JL Gilder, Critic office 757 Broadway, New York City.” Several brushes to text and address, and a bit of light soiling, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
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Scarce vintage 4 x 5.5 photo of Whitman resting his head in his hand, affixed to its original 6 x 8.5 mount, signed on the mount in black ink, “Walt Whitman.” Notation in another hand under signature states “Reproduced by Doubleday Page & Co for ‘Letters of Anne Gilchrist and Walt Whitman.’ The signature is a genuine autograph.” In very good condition, with silvering to image (visible only at an angle), a couple repaired tears to mount, and some scattered light toning, creasing, and soiling to mount. A larger portrait than usually found of the influential American poet. RR Auction COA.