HELENA RUBINSTEIN

Glossy 8×10 black and white half-length portrait, signed and inscribed in blue fountain pen, “ForHarriet/a dear friend/with affection/and thanks//Helena Rubinstein.”  About fine condition, with a noticeable diagonal bend at the bottom left corner, slightly intruding into the background and breaking the surface emulsion; scattered mild handling and thumbing bends; and the signature somewhat indistinct against the busy fabric of her clothing.  The pioneering businesswoman was the founder of a multi-million dollar cosmetics empire that made her one of the richest women in the world.

$225