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Marian Anderson Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

MARIAN ANDERSON
Born: February 27, 1897 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: April 8, 1993 in Portland, Oregon
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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.
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  • MARIAN ANDERSON - AUTOGRAPH  - HFSID 29449
    MARIAN ANDERSON The singer signs on a 5½x4½ green album leaf Signature: "Marian Anderson", 5½x4½ green album leaf. Marian Anderson (1897-1993), a contralto who sang both operas and spirituals, began her concert career in 1924.

    Sale Price $216.00

    $240.00

  • 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

    $240.00

  • MARIAN ANDERSON - AUTOGRAPH 1938  - HFSID 165531
    MARIAN ANDERSON Marian Anderson signs for a fan on an album leaf in 1938 Signature: "Marian Anderson/1938", 7¾x6 green album leaf. Marian Anderson (1897-1993), a contralto who sang both operas and spirituals, began her concert career in 1924.

    Sale Price $216.00

    $240.00

  • MARIAN ANDERSON - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 2/15  - HFSID 24615
    MARIAN ANDERSON Anderson writes a thank you letter after a performance in Portland Autograph Letter Signed: "Marian Anderson," 1p, 7x10¼. Portland, Oregon, no year, February 15, 1 A.M. On Hotel Benson stationery. The contralto writes to unnamed recipients.

    Sale Price $414.00

    $460.00

  • MARIAN ANDERSON - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 169208
    MARIAN ANDERSON Sepia photograph (3½x5) of Marian Anderson- profile Photograph inscribed and signed: "To/Wes Baleria/with/kind regards/from/Marian Anderson". Sepia, 3½x5, side view. Marian Anderson (1897-1993), a contralto who sang both operas and spirituals, began her concert career in 1924.

    Sale Price $510.00

    $600.00

  • MARIAN ANDERSON - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 172180
    MARIAN ANDERSON Full length sepia of Marian Anderson - elegantly gowned in front of arched doorway Photograph signed: "Marian Anderson". Sepia, 7x9½. Marian Anderson (1897-1993), a contralto who sang both operas and spirituals, began her concert career in 1924.

    Sale Price $680.00

    $800.00

  • 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 (1897-1993), a

    Sale Price $595.00

    $700.00

  • MARIAN ANDERSON - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH 11/11/1940  - HFSID 145356
    MARIAN ANDERSONVintage sepia of Marian Anderson Photograph signed: "Marian Anderson/11-11-40". Sepia, 6¼x8. Signed during a transcontinental and European concert tour. Anderson had previously performed in Vienna, Paris and Berlin between 1930 and 1935.

    Sale Price $765.00

    $900.00

  • 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

    $700.00

  • MARIAN ANDERSON - ENVELOPE SIGNED  - HFSID 174634
    MARIAN ANDERSON Marian Anderson autographs an envelope Envelope signed: "Marian Anderson", 6½x3¾ envelope, postmarked Danbury, Connecticut, 1966 September 2, 5-cent American Music stamp affixed, addressed to Dr. R. Edward Bellamy, Bakersfield, California.

    Sale Price $252.00

    $280.00

  • MARIAN ANDERSON - MAGAZINE PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED  - HFSID 172020
    MARIAN ANDERSON Marian Anderson signs on a program photograph Magazine Photograph signed: "Marian Anderson". B/w, 7¼x9¾, affixed to hardstock. Marian Anderson (1897-1993), a contralto who sang both operas and spirituals, began her concert career in 1924.

    Sale Price $396.00

    $440.00

  • MARIAN ANDERSON - MAGAZINE SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: FRANZ RUPP - HFSID 178106
    MARIAN ANDERSON and FRANZ RUPP The singer signs her photograph in a promotional magazine for artists and her accompanist signs his own page. Magazine signed: "Marian Anderson" beneath color photograph of the contralto on the first page, 24 pages, 8¾x11½.

    Sale Price $396.00

    $440.00

  • MARIAN ANDERSON - PROGRAM SIGNED CIRCA 1937  - HFSID 76498
    MARIAN ANDERSON Marian Anderson signs a concert program Program signed: "Marian Anderson," 8p, 7x10¼. In Spanish, no place, 1937 August 15. A "Concierto Popular" presented by "La Organización de Conciertos Iriberri y L.R.I Radio El Mundo" picturing the contralto on the cover.

    Sale Price $270.00

    $300.00

  • MARIAN ANDERSON - PROGRAM SIGNED CIRCA 1939  - HFSID 177858
    MARIAN ANDERSON. Program signed: "Marian Anderson", 24p, 9x12. Entitled: "Sol Hurok, presents Marian Anderson". Nicolas Publishing Co., Inc., New York City. Souvenir program of a concert tour, containing features songs, a biography and many b/w photos of the singer.

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • MARIAN ANDERSON - PROGRAM SIGNED CIRCA 1956  - HFSID 144902
    MARIAN ANDERSON Marian Anderson signs program from her concert at Purdue Hall of Music Program signed: "Marian Anderson", 4p, 6x9. "S. Hurok/presents/Marian Anderson/Contralto/Franz Rupp at the Piano/A Purdue University Convocation/Saturday, March 17, 1956/8 p.m./Purdue Hall of Music".

    Sale Price $306.00

    $340.00

  • MARIAN ANDERSON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/03/1955  - HFSID 172173
    MARIAN ANDERSON Marian Anderson sends a letter of appreciation Typed Letter signed: "Marian Anderson", 1p. 7x10½, personal letterhead. No place, 1955 February 3, to Mrs. Sheen. In full: "Thank you for your letter. We enjoyed doing the Cleveland concert very much and are so happy that it gave you pleasure.

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • MARIAN ANDERSON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/03/1963  - HFSID 269079
    MARIAN ANDERSON Anderson sends a letter sending thanks and an autograph magazine cover Typed Letter Signed: "Marian Anderson", 1p, 7¼x10½. Mariana Farm, Danbury, Connecticut, 1963 February 3. To William Marc McCrary, New York.

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • MARIAN ANDERSON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/24/1941  - HFSID 149113
    MARIAN ANDERSON The first Black singer to perform at the Metropolitan Opera House thanks the press in her native Philadelphia. Typed Letter Signed: "Marian Anderson", 1p, 8¼x10½. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1941 March 24.On her personal stationery to "The Evening Public Ledger", Philadelphia.

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • 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

    $500.00

  • MARIAN ANDERSON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/18/1965  - HFSID 182538
    MARIAN ANDERSON Marian Anderson sends thank you letter for a sculpture Typed Letter Signed: "Marian Anderson", 1p, 7¼x10½. Mariana Farm, Danbury, Connecticut, 1965 August 18. On her personal letterhead to Mrs. Eugene Dexter, Clintonville, Wisconsin.

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • CORETTA SCOTT KING - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: MARIAN ANDERSON - HFSID 291789
    CORETTA SCOTT KING and MARIAN ANDERSON Both sign a First Day Cover honoring American women First Day Cover signed: "Coretta Scott King", "Marian Anderson/9/13/'73", 6½x3¾. FDC honoring American Women, postmarked Washington, D.C., June 2, 1960, 4-cent stamp affixed. FIRST DAY OF ISSUE.

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

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