THE SCOTT GREENBAUM COLLECTION OF LITERARY FIRST EDITIONS
Inscribed to his army buddy
Dashiell Hammett, 1944
[HAMMETT, Dashiell (1894-1961).] Silver gelatin black & white print, inscribed and signed ("Dashiell Hammett"), Aleutian Islands, March 1944.
167 x 230mm, matted and framed (not examined out of frame, light scratch to surface of photograph).
A portrait of Hammett, inscribed: "To Bob Colodny—This portrait of a man saying, 'Ah! Classroom hi!' Dashiell Hammett / Aleutians March 1944." Hammett served as a sergeant in the United States Army during World War II with Corporal Robert Colodny. Stationed in the Aleutian Islands, in 1943 they co-authored The Battle of Aleutians: A Graphic History featuring text by Hammett and illustrations by Colodny. This inscribed portrait was reproduced as the frontispiece to Richard Layman's Dashiell Hammett bibliography.