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Original Black & White Photograph of Author George Bernard Shaw at the Grand Canyon


Published by 8 1/2Ó x 6 1/2Ó 1936, 1936
From James Pepper Rare Books, Inc., ABAA (Santa Barbara, CA, U.S.A.)

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Original black & white photograph of the author George Bernard Shaw taken at the Grand Canyon. A vintage print taken for promotional purposes from International News Photos with a mimeographed note affixed to the verso, dated 3-10-36, reading in full: ÒÕMost aweful sight I ever viewed,Õ says GBS. Grand Canyon, Arizona.In explanation of the above it might be explained that George Bernard Shaw meant Ôawe inspiringÕ and not ÔawfulÕ when he described his reaction to a view in Grand Canyon National Park. He is seen at the Lipan Point, the highest elevation on the south rim of the canyon with his wife and the chief naturalist. The naturalist was explaining some of the points named for Indian tribes. It was suggested that a point be named in honor of Mr. Shaw if he would suggest a name. The famous man of letters considered the proposal for only a second or so and replied. ÕShawnee.ÕÓ Near fine condition with a hint of handling. In the photo Mr. Shaw is facing the camera, looking down, and his wife Charlotte Payne-Townshend has her back to the camera, with the naturalist focused on her. In the background is the Grand Canyon. Bookseller Inventory # 19414E

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Title: Original Black & White Photograph of Author ...

Publisher: 8 1/2Ó x 6 1/2Ó 1936

Publication Date: 1936

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