Lot 85 of 457:
Signed by razor blade entrepreneur King Gillette  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$600
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Photograph portrait of razor blade entrepreneur King Gillette, inscribed and signed on the mount
Gillette, King C.
Brookline, MA

Gelatin silver photograph. 14.5x9.5 cm (5¾x3¾") on mount 27.5x18.5 cm (10¾x7¼"), with 7-line ink inscription in lower right corner of mount.

King Gillette, who invented and marketed the safety razor, founded the American Safety Razor Company on September 28, 1901, changing the company's name to Gillette Safety Razor Company the following year. The inscription reads "With best wishes to Louie and Heni on their second wedding trip. King C. Gillette, Brookline, July 28th, 1906."

Lot Amendments
Mount a bit toned, chip to lower corner, two small nicks to top edge; very good.
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