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Photographer E. Carjat writes to a close friend inquiring about theater tickets

Category: photo19
Item Number: 11969
Price: $500

Etienne Carjat

French 19C. photographer, famous for his portraits of Baudelaire. Autographed Letter Signed, 1 page, approx. 8"x5", on his photography studio's letterhead, "Et. Carjat & Cie Photographes - 10 Rue Notre Dame de Lorette, 10, Paris" dated August 29, 1878. Carjat writes in his hand "My dear Zallim, Could you offer me a booth, similar to the last one, for tomorrow, Monday, before 4 o'clock, without an envelope. You know that in exchange of your charming theater, my modest studio is at you and your friends' disposal. Thanking you in advance, and yours with all my heart, Your old and affectionate..." Signed boldly in black ink, "Et. Carjat." On the back of the letter are a list of names and their positions in the theater in a different hand. In excellent condition.

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