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Description: In this extremely polite autograph letter signed, Ball writes from Florence, Italy thanking the members of the Northwestern Literary and Historical Society of Sioux City, Iowa for electing him an honorary member. He also sends “photographs of some of my late works for the benefit of these members of your Soc. who can not have been familiar with the works themselves”. Included with this letter are three period albumen photographs which are glued to album pages and annotated (his Emancipation group in Washington, D.C.; Daniel Webster in New York City’s Central Park; Charles Sumner in Boston’s Public Garden).

8″ x 5″.¬†Item #A01415

Thomas Ball (1819-1911) was a sculptor, painter, and musician. He had a marked impact on the creation of monumental sculpture in America. Among his other  prominent works: life-size equestrian bronze of George Washington in Boston Public Gardens, P. T. Barnum bronze in Seaside Park (Bridgeport, CT).

Condition: Letter is clipped at the corners (not affecting any text) and glued to an album page, otherwise good condition.