Rare Autographs, Manuscripts, Entertainment and Sports Auction December 9th
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Original vintage 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet photo by Pach Brothers of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and so noted at the bottom, signed in the lower border in black ink, “With kind regards of Oliver Wendell Holmes.” In fine condition, with a few scattered light surface impressions and mild rubbing to image. Provenance: The Barry Hoffman Collection.

Oliver Wendell Holmes ( August 29, 1809 – October 7, 1894) was an American physician, poet, and polymath based in Boston. Grouped among the fireside poets, he was acclaimed by his peers as one of the best writers of the day. His most famous prose works are the "Breakfast-Table" series, which began with The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table (1858). He was also an important medical reformer. In addition to his work as an author and poet, Holmes also served as a physician, professor, lecturer and inventor and, although he never practiced it, he received formal training in law.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
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