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Albert Schweitzer Signed Picture

Black and white 8.5 x 13.5 cm vintage postcard of Albert Schweitzer signed in black ink.  Albert Schweitzer, OM (14 January 1875 – 4 September 1965) was a German and then French theologian, organist, philosopher, physician, and medical missionary.  He received the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize for his philosophy of ‘Reverence for Life’, expressed in Continue Reading

Hiram Maxim Signed Postcard

Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim (February 5, 1840 – November 24, 1916) was an American-born inventor who immigrated to the United Kingdom at the age of forty-one, although he remained an American citizen until he became a naturalized British subject in 1900.  Hiram Maxim was the inventor of the Maxim Gun – the first portable, fully Continue Reading

Sir Tannatt William Edgeworth David KBE, DSO, FRS.  Born 28th January 1858 died 28th August 1934) a geologist and Antarctic explorer.  David’s most significant achievements were discovering the major Hunter Valley coalfield in New South Wales and leading the first expedition to reach the South Magnetic Pole.  He also served with distinction in World War Continue Reading