Inscribed Photograph

GRIFFIN, John Howard (1920 - 1980)

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Date Published: 1975

Description: 8.75 x 8 inches, no place, no date, circa 1975, possibly taken by Thomas Merton, Wide World Photos back-stamp. This black-and-white image shows Griffin seated on a couch, reading a book with his wife leaning over his shoulders. Inscribed to Cornelius Greenway "With warmest regards, John Howard Griffin." Additionally signed by his wife Elizabeth as "Mrs. John H. Griffin." Greenway was a renowned autograph collector who, in the course of almost 50 years, amassed one of the finest collections in the United States. Bottom edge trimmed; otherwise fine condition.

Comments: Radical American author best remembered for darkening his skin and journeying through Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia to experience segregation in the Deep South in 1959. He wrote about this experience in his 1961 book "Black Like Me," later made into a motion picture staring James Whitmore.

Signed: Y
Binding: unbound
Language: English
Type: Autographs

Book ID: 253749

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