Mar 22, 2018 - Sale 2470

Sale 2470 - Lot 76

Price Realized: $ 975
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
"I GO TO THE PHOTOGRAPHER WITH THE SAME FEELING THAT I GO TO A DENTIST" (SCIENTISTS.) CARVER, GEORGE WASHINGTON. Autograph Letter Signed, "G.W. Carver," to Cornelius Greenway ("My dear Rev. Greenway"), mentioning his encouraging work to alleviate infantile paralysis and explaining that he has no photograph to send him. 1 page, 4to, "Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute" stationery; folds. With the original envelope. Tuskegee, 10 February 1935

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". . . 2097 letters are piled up before me as I write, from suffering humanity besides the people who come to me every day and night.
"I am working on an aid for infantile paralysis, and am getting some interesting results, most encouraging.
"I do not have any pictures, in fact I go to the photographer with the same feeling that I go to a dentist.
"If I ever have any taken and can get a few moments that I can call mine, I will send you one. . . ."