MARIAN ANDERSON - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 46710
MARIAN ANDERSON Marian Anderson signs in bold blue ink on an 8¼x4¾ album leaf Signature: "Marian Anderson", 8¼x4¾ album leaf. Marian Anderson (1897-1993), a contralto who sang both operas and spirituals, began her concert career in 1924.
Sale Price $216.00
Marian Anderson signs in bold blue ink on an 8¼x4¾ album leaf
Signature: "Marian Anderson", 8¼x4¾ album leaf. Marian Anderson (1897-1993), a contralto who sang both operas and spirituals, began her concert career in 1924. In 1939, the Daughters of the American Revolution refused to allow Anderson, a Black American, to perform in Washington, D.C.'s Constitution Hall. In response, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt resigned from the D.A.R. and arranged for a concert at the Lincoln Memorial. Anderson, who debuted with New York's Metropolitan Opera in 1955, became a permanent member of the company. In 2005, she was honored on a 37-cent postage stamp. Toned at edges. Two binding holes and pencil note (unknown hand) at left edge. Otherwise, fine condition.
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