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Maxime du Camp: a letter in his hand about his portrait photograph, 1880.

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A letter in the hand of Maxime du Camp, 4 Mars 1880.

Fascinating document: He writes about a portrait photograph of him and lies about the existence of it: “Ma photographie n’a jamais été faite...”.

The writer was a pioneer in photographic history. In 1880 he was was elected a member of the Académie française. Because of this occasion his portrait was asked in a previous letter.
In this letter he is answering (wrongly) that his portrait doesn't exist.

A rare topic and unique document!

Comes together with an Ex Libris of Maxime Du Camp and an article about his election in the Academie Française.

Signed and dated, 4 Mars 1880.