FORBIDDEN BY LAW TO PURSUE THE MILITARY CAREER HE DESIRED, HE TOOK A 19. CENTURY GENTLEMEN'S INTEREST IN THE SCIENCES AND TURNED TO GEOGRAPHY AND OTHER SCIENCES AND RECEIVED ANTHROPOLOGICAL TRAINING AND BEGAN TO CREATE AND DISTRIBUTE PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS ORGANIZED BY CULTURAL GROUPS AS PART OF AN "ANTHROPOLOGICAL COLLECTION OF HUMAN DIVERSITY" AND STUDIED THE LAPP PEOPLE OF FINLAND, AMERICAN INDIANS, ETC. The following year he was photographing Aboriginal Australians brought to Europe and the USto be studied by anthropologist and exhibited by the general public. He was also the President of the Societe Astronomique de France (ASF), the French astronomical society. In addition to the publication of his anthropological photography he also published on other topics, including a history of the Dutch colonial empire, and glaciers of the French and Swiss Alps.
His handwritten note in French, transcribed in full: "You asked me for an autograph here it is". The card is in fine condition, with minor age toning. This item has been authenticated and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity issued by our parent company, History Makers Autographs.
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