MARIAN ANDERSON - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH 1937 - HFSID 298719
MARIAN ANDERSON Vintage 3½x5¼ postcard photo of the "once in a century" vocalist in stage costume, signed in white ink Photograph signed: "Yours truly/Marian Anderson/1937". B/w, 3½x5¼ postcard photo.
Sale Price $595.00
Vintage 3½x5¼ postcard photo of the "once in a century" vocalist in stage costume, signed in white ink
Photograph signed: "Yours truly/Marian Anderson/1937". B/w, 3½x5¼ postcard photo. Marian Anderson (1897-1993), a contralto who sang both operas and spirituals, began her concert career in 1924 and debuted with the Philadelphia Philharmonic in 1925. 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, the first Black performer to debut with New York's Metropolitan Opera (1955), later became a permanent member of the company. The late conductor Arturo Toscanini commented of Anderson, "A voice like hers comes once in a century." In 2005, she was honored on a 37-cent postage stamp. Light silvering (heavily silvered at edges). Minor surface damage. Lightly worn. Otherwise, fine condition.
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