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Saul Mauriber [Carl Van Vechten]

Autographed Letter

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Saul Mauriber (1915 - 2003), Carl Van Vechten's long time assistant/romantic partner and executor for Van Vechten's estate, handwritten, autographed note (AN) to Van Vechten. Postage date of November 19, 1949.

Carl Van Vechten, (June 17, 1880 – December 21, 1964), celebrated American writer and photographer, was the literary executor of Gertrude Stein and a key figure of the Harlem Renaissance movement. He captured iconic images of all the key members in the worlds of Art, Theater, Music, and Literature. Van Vechten viewed his photography as a hobby; he never took commissions, he never sold photographs. He would grant permission to publish them, but had strict requirements to do so. He was a prominent fixture in 20th century photography collections with his work being included in such institutions as The Library of Congress, The Museum of The City of New York and The Smithsonian Institution.

Mauriber pens in part: "I am most happy with you & would be elated if I could get you to smile!"

Hand written on 'The Gotham, New York' letterhead. In fine condition with horizontal mailing fold. Accompanied by original mailing envelope. 

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