Trotsky Signs Photographs  For Personal Secretary Bernard Wolfe, 1931

Bernard Wolfe was a novelist and writer who served as Leon Trotsky's personal secretary for eight months in 1937. He became a close confidant of Trotsky who was in exile in Coyoacán, a suburb of Mexico City. Wolfe wrote "The Great Prince died", a novel published in 1959 based on Trotsky's assassination in Mexico in 1940. Trotsky gave these two photographs inscribed in English to Wolfe in 1931, writing on one of them, "To B. Wolfe, this terrible picture." Both are signed, "Leon Trotsky."