WOLFE, THOMAS. 1900-1938.
Photograph Signed ("Thomas Wolfe") and Inscribed, 6 x 8 inch silver print portrait by DORIS ULLMAN, with "DU" in red ink at lower left corner of image and penciled signature to mount, photo tipped at upper margin to mat, inscribed by Wolfe in blue ink at lower mount, two abrasions to image just under the nose, and scratch to upper right corner from paper clip. Together with 6 x 8 inch silver print portrait of Edith Simpson from the same era, in sleeve.
Provenance: Edith Simpson to her niece; by descent to the present owner.
Wolfe adds in the lower right corner: "To Edith Wilson / with cordial regards / Thomas Wolfe." This photograph appears to have been taken at the same session in the spring of 1929 which produced the portrait used for the dust jacket of Look Homeward, Angel. See Mitchell, Thomas Wolfe: An Illustrated Biography (p 115).