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For My Darling Little Mama

8 June 1896
BG A9/368

The London photographer John Mayall made this portrait of Karl Marx in 1875. Since then, hundreds of thousands of copies have circulated throughout the world. Fifteen photographs of Marx exist. On the reverse side of the print shown here there is a dedication in Russian, dated Zurich 8 June 1896: "for my darling little mama, in memory of a great human being."