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Portrait of Wallace in old age

Portrait of Wallace in old age

Catalogue number: WP2/1/7

Photograph of Wallace in his eighties, undated, after 1905.

This photograph shows Wallace at a desk, looking very distinguished with his long, white beard. Although undated, the photograph was probably taken when Wallace was in his eighties. He remained active as a naturalist, spiritualist and social commentator up to his death in 1913.

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