Item #19723 Marian Anderson Photo Archive: "The first African American singer to perform at the Metropolitan Opera" Marian Anderson.
Marian Anderson Photo Archive: "The first African American singer to perform at the Metropolitan Opera"
Marian Anderson Photo Archive: "The first African American singer to perform at the Metropolitan Opera"

Marian Anderson Photo Archive: "The first African American singer to perform at the Metropolitan Opera"

Photo Archive

[African American] Marian Anderson Photo Archive of 4 Original Vintage Photographs. United Press International, 1959. Photographs range from 8" x 5.5" and 10" x 8". This archive includes three black and white silver gelatin photographs, all featuring a portrait of Anderson. Marian Anderson was a prolific singer and civil rights activist, notably performing a critically acclaimed open-air concert on the Lincoln memorial steps. In January 1955, she became "the first African American singer to perform at the Metropolitan Opera. Winning numerous awards for her fierce activism for human/civil rights, one smaller press photograph captures Anderson receiving an award for such in 1959. In this photograph, she holds a framed document with her name in bold lettering, amidst the Chairman of the Selections Committee for the Gimbel National Award and Dr. Emily Hartshorne. Two photographs are portraits of Anderson, both where subtly she avoids eye contact with the camera. Wearing decorated blouses, she smiles off into a distance in one photograph, and holds a flower in another. Anderson continued to break barriers for Black artists throughout the United States up until her death in 1993. One photograph is captioned at the bottom blank margin "Marian Anderson Contralto Victor Red Seal Recording Artist". The press photograph bears original press caption on verso, and publisher stamp. An important cultural archive, in very good condition.

Item #19723

Price: $300.00