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May 31, 2014 11:00 AMCalender

Gandhi, Mahatma (1869-1948) Signed Photograph, Additional Snapshot, and Letter from Amrit Kaur (1889-1964).

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Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2730BLocation: BostonDate / Time: May 31, 2014 11:00AM


Gandhi, Mahatma (1869-1948) Signed Photograph, Additional Snapshot, and Letter from Amrit Kaur (1889-1964).
Small (3 1/2 x 2 1/4 in.) black and white photograph of Gandhi in profile, his hands pressed together in prayer, with the inscription, "Truth at all costs," and his signature, the blue ink oxidized and faded; another small black and white snapshot of Gandhi being pulled in a rickshaw in a procession, titled, "Bhulla Chien Desia," on the verso; and the letter originally sent by Amrit Kaur to John McAleer, accompanying the signed photograph, dated 1946, "Your long letter to Gandhiji has come and he has asked me to acknowledge it with many thanks. It is good that you have been in India and seen things for yourself and have come to love her. Humanity is the same the world over in whatever garb or color she may be clothed. Here, as elsewhere, we have much to be proud of and much to be sad about. Gandhiji's message to you is "Truth at all costs." Could you have a better "phrase" given to you in answer to your request? I return your photo duly signed. Yours sincerely, Amrit Kaur" with the envelope.
Estimate $1,500-2,000

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Gandhi, John McAleer, India