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Inscribed postcard and original photograph.
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Inscribed postcard and original photograph.

Published: North Africa: [February 1930]

Stock code: 82643

Price: £7,500

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Inscribed postcard and original photograph from F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald’s 1930 trip to North Africa, undertaken shortly before Zelda’s first breakdown. On the postcard Fitzgerald has written, “Dear Helen Thompson, just “The Sahara” will reach me – or “Sheikh Fitzgerald – Africa”. Sometimes tho I call at the [?] Trust, 4 Place de la Concorde & take my mail away in a truck (a toy truck!), Scott Fitzgerald”. Along with the postcard is an original photograph of the author and his wife on camels with palm tress in the background.

Postcard (85 137 mm) and original photograph, mounted, glazed and framed together with a recent print of another photograph. Lower corner of postcard missing, small pin hole and circular mark to top edge, neither affecting text. Top corner of photograph missing, not affecting subjects of photograph. Dampstain to lower edge of mat not affecting the framed materials.

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