PAUL KRUGER Autograph Signature and Photograph.
Stephanus Johannes Paulus Kruger, known as Paul Kruger. South African politician and military leader. President of the South African Republic (or Transvaal) 1893-1900.
Autograph signature (as President) on paper piece mounted on old pasteboard below a contemporary albumen photograph circa 1895. 18 x 10.5 cms (7 x 4.25 inches).
Some browning and offsetting and with mounting traces to verso.
From an album compiled by Florence Pearl Faithfull (known as
"Pearl"), later Lady Dilke. Pearl Faithfull was the daughter of
H.M Faithfull, solicitor of Sydney, New South Wales and the grand-daughter
of the Australian pioneer and politician William Pitt Faithfull. In 1915
she married Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke but following his insanity and
subsequent death in 1918 she returned to Australia. Many of the
autographs in Pearl Faithfull's collection had an Australian or colonial connection