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Description: In this autograph letter signed, American printmaker and photographer Samuel Chamberlain (1895-1975) discusses an award he recently received. The letter reads: “You were very kind indeed to write me about that award that was given me in Washington. I was truly surprised and, needless to say, very pleased, to receive this recognition[?]. The best thing about it is that kind friends, such as you and Mrs. Beach, take the trouble to write me about the award. I’m very grateful.”

Samuel Chamberlain is best known for his etchings and photography of architecture in Europe and America, particularly his work on the restoration of colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. His works can be found in the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Library of Congress, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, among others.

Written on a 7” x 5 3/8” sheet of “5 Tucker Street Marblehead, Massachusetts 01945” imprinted stationery. Item #A01464

Condition: Lightly toned along top and left edges of paper, mailing fold line, remnants of mounting on verso. Generally good condition with a neat, bold signature.