A Rare Signed Photo of Theodore Herzl

December 10, 1898

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A Rare Signed Photo of Theodore Herzl
Signed Photograph
2 pages | SMC 335

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      From the moment Herzl wrote, in his 1896 essay The Jewish State, that anti-Semitism was not an individual problem but a national one, and that until the Jews had a state of their own persecution was inevitable, he became a celebrity. His fame was short-lived, unfortunately, for he died just eight years later – mostly of overwork. Here is a rare Signed Photo of the man who, more than any man since Moses, changed the course of Jewish history.


      Signed Photo, incorporated in an Autograph Note Signed (“Th. Herzl”), in German, 2 pages, recto and verso, oblong duodecimo, being a green-tinted postcard, [Vienna], December 10, 1898. To Miss Fini Ungar in Vienna.
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      10 XII 98

      Very honored Miss,

      Here is the picture you desired signed and with postmark

      From your devoted

      Th Herzl

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      Correspondence Card. 
      Vienna 10.12.98

      Honorable
      Miss Fini Ungar
      Vienna
      I Kohlmarkt 20 
      1 St. III St