Rare Original Photograph inscribed by journalist and explorer Henry M. Stanley
Henry M. Stanley Photograph Signed.
Stanley, Henry M.$2,500.00
Item Number: 100192
Rare original photograph inscribed by journalist and explorer Henry M. Stanley. Inscribed by Stanley in the upper right corner of the photograph, “Yours faithfully, Henry M. Stanley 1907.” In near fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 11.5 inches by 10 inches.
Welsh journalist and explorer Henry M. Stanley gained international fame in 1871 for his successful search for missionary and explorer David Livingstone in the vast wilderness of central Africa. In 1869, Stanley received instructions to undertake a roving commission in the Middle East, which was to include the relief of Dr. David Livingstone, of whom little had been heard since his departure for Africa in 1866 to search for the source of the Nile. Stanley found Livingstone on November 10th 1871 in Ujiji, near Lake Tanganyika in present-day Tanzania. He is reported to have greeted him with the now-famous line, "Doctor Livingstone, I presume?"