Every day Sophie Dupre presents two items from her large stock of signed photographs, autograph letters, autographs for sale, royal memoralbilia and antiquarian manuscripts.
The photographs are presented with the catalogue descriptions.

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October 23


On this day in 1910 King Chulalongkorn of Siam died. King Rama V is remembered for saving Siam (now Thailand) from the colonial expansionism of the British and French Empires in Asia. He used a combination of skilled diplomacy, occasional military skirmishes, and territorial appeasement to hold off the European colonisers. He was the In 1950 Al Jolson died. He was an American singer, film actor, and comedian. At the peak of his career, he was dubbed "The World's Greatest Entertainer". His performing style was brash and extroverted, and he popularised a large number of songs that benefited from his "shamelessly sentimental, melodramatic approach"

CHULALONGKORN (Rama V, 1853-1910, King of Thailand from 1868) Superb photograph signed showing him head and shoulders in uniform with medals and decorations, 8” x 5½”, in original wooden frame 14½” x 10½”, no place, no date, circa 38625

JOLSON (Al, 1886-1950, American singer, film actor, and comedian) Fine photograph signed and inscribed ‘sincerely’ showing him head and shoulders in profile, smiling, 7” x 5”, no place, no date, circa 1930 38630

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