MARIAN ANDERSON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/29/1966 - HFSID 182537
MARIAN ANDERSON Marian Anderson sends a letter of appreciation Typed Letter Signed: "Marian Anderson", 1p, 7¼x10½ Marianna Farm, Joe's Hill Road, Danbury, Connecticut. On letterhead imprinted with her name to Mr. T. Roy Pitts, Anniston, Alabama.
Sale Price $450.00
Marian Anderson sends a letter of appreciation
Typed Letter Signed: "Marian Anderson", 1p, 7¼x10½ Marianna Farm, Joe's Hill Road, Danbury, Connecticut. On letterhead imprinted with her name to Mr. T. Roy Pitts, Anniston, Alabama. In full: "Your very lovely Christmas card and kind words are deeply appreciated. May we, in turn, wish you a New Year filled with happiness and good health. It is our pleasure to enclose an 8x12 photographed, (sic) autographed as you requested./with all good wishes/." Photograph not present. 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. Lightly creased. Fine condition.
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