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The parents of Jonas Salk (1914-95, pioneering virologist and medical researcher who created the world's first effective polio vaccine) were Polish-Jewish immigrants, he a designer and manufacturer of women's clothing. Unusual PS, heavy stock 10" X 8", n.p., n.y. [ca. late 1950s]. Near fine. An original "Wide World Photos" news agency photograph (so inkstamped on verso). Superb matte-finish portrait of the proud parents in later years, seated side by side. Each signs boldly in full in black ink beneath their image -- he on his light colored pants (making for excellent contrast), she on a darker skirt (making for average contrast). Most unusual -- probably obtained in the years immediately following the triumphant debut of their son's crowning achievement in 1955, when he was being hailed as a miracle worker and medical pioneer par excellence. Bookseller Inventory # 31761

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association (MWABA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts accepts VISA, MasterCard and Discover cards. Checks are welcome. Institutions will be accommodated as their procedures require. Shipping is additional and will be quoted at the time an order is placed. Illinois residents will be charged 8.25% sales tax. Every effort has been made to describe each book and any defects accurately. If an item proves unsatisfactory for any reason, it may be returned pursuant to ABEBooks' policy. We would appreciate a courtesy cal...

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