Ernest Hemingway signed photo Authentic genuine signature

Ernest Hemingway signed photo Authentic genuine signature

Ernest Hemingway signed photo Authentic genuine signature

A 20cm x 25cm b/w photo of man on horseback (no idea who he is though!) which has been signed by Ernest Hemingway in blue ink and dedicated to "Bill Budge" (possibly Bridge), to which he has added the words "I sold old Baldy and hung up my saddle, and then i bid farewell to the god-dam cattle" 

We have spent a lot of time trying to find out who 'Bill Budge' but no luck so far, although it seems likely that he was a hunting friend of his. On the verso is a lengthy rhyme to Bill which is a bit baudy in places but ties in with Hemingways use of bawdy language. Again we have tried to find who Bill is or what significance the Montello Hounds. So far we know he did once write to a Charles Scribner and referenced hunting with the Montello Hounds, so they did exist! The words appear to have been taken from an old cowboy song "The Old Chisholm Trail" and various bawdy versions of this developed and it is one of these that Hemingway has used, he changes the name in the verse to that of the recipient and shortens the text. Everything seems to suggest that Bill was a real person and a friend of Hemingway and that he wrote this out in fun. Certainly unusual and if we can find out who Bill is we are sure it will increase its value. This item is being sold by us for the owner, and will come with our own lifetime guarantee of authenticity as outlined on our COA page.

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Item Details
Size20cm x 25cm
Signed ByErnest Hemingway
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