MARIAN ANDERSON - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 18982
MARIAN ANDERSON Black and white photograph (3¼x5½) of Anderson on stage Photograph signed: "Marian Anderson". B/w, 3¼x5½. Marian Anderson
Sale Price $595.00
Black and white photograph (3¼x5½) of Anderson on stage
Photograph signed: "Marian Anderson". B/w, 3¼x5½. 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. Fine condition.
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