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Magnificent Elliott & Fry Carte-de-Visite Signed Photograph of the American Poet and Essayist by  RALPH WALDO EMERSON - Signed - from Lion Heart Autographs Inc (SKU: 13020)

Magnificent Elliott & Fry Carte-de-Visite Signed Photograph of the American Poet and Essayist

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Magnificent Elliott & Fry Carte-de-Visite Signed Photograph of the American Poet and Essayist

by EMERSON, RALPH WALDO

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EMERSON, RALPH WALDO. (1803-1882). American essayist and poet; the leading figure in the Transcendentalist movement. SP. ("R. Waldo Emerson"). 1p. CDV. N.p., July 3, 1876. A sepia Elliott & Fry photograph of Emerson, seated at a table, holding a book in his left hand, signed and dated on the verso.

The son of a Unitarian minister, Emerson entered Harvard College at age 14 and became the class poet. After his graduation he headed south where he was deeply affected by the institution of slavery. Upon his return to Massachusetts, he worked as a teacher and in Daniel Webster's law office, before distinguishing himself as a student at Harvard's Divinity School. Eventually, he grew disillusioned by the church's teachings and left for England where he met Wordsworth, Coleridge and Carlyle.

Upon his return to the United States, he settled in Concord and joined the booming lecture circuit, delivering his first public talk in 1833 and, over the next five decades, continuing to speak on topics as diverse as science, religion, history, and philosophy. Through his published essays, he became known in Europe and America as "the bringer of a new religion which somehow squared with the times even while it supplied a method for criticizing them," (DAB). Emerson's home in Concord became the epicenter of Transcendentalism as Emerson found himself increasingly, if reluctantly, drawn into movements for social reform. Despite his involvement, "his attitude... was the attitude of a poet and philosopher; his game was the intellect, and his goal the triumph of invisible – though none the less potent - ideas," (ibid.).

On June 28, 1876, Emerson found himself the honored guest at the University of Virginia, where he lectured on "The Natural and Permanent Functions of the Scholar." Emerson and his daughter returned to Concord on July 1st or 2nd.

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Lion Heart Autographs Inc US (US)
Seller Inventory #
13020
Title
Magnificent Elliott & Fry Carte-de-Visite Signed Photograph of the American Poet and Essayist
Author
EMERSON, RALPH WALDO
Book condition
Used
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Keywords
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Transcendentalist, essayist, Concord, autograph, signed

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