Autograph Note Signed / Unsigned Photograph: FARRAR, Geraldine (1882-1967)

Autograph Note Signed / Unsigned Photograph

FARRAR, Geraldine (1882-1967)

From Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA (Galena, IL, U.S.A.)

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This American soprano debuted with the Metropolitan Opera in "Romeo et Juliette" in 1906 and remained there, developing a huge following, until retirement in 1922, appearing in a handful of silent films between 1915 and 1920 as well. ANS at bottom of TNS to her, 1p, 8½" X 11", n.p., n.y. Very good. Faint age toning and original folds. Near the bottom of a letter dated 28 February 1940 expressing birthday greetings and asking "Have you written a book within the last few years? (If not I hope you do turn one out very soon.)" from admirer Arnold F. Gates (1914-93, noted Lincoln and Civil War scholar), the diva replies large and bold in black ink: "To thank you for your wishes and refer you to 'Such Sweet Compulsions' published 1938 by Greystone Press available any bookseller!" and signing boldly. Accompanied by a superb glossy 9 3/4" X 7 3/4" news agency photograph showing a smiling Farrar and two men standing behind a flag-draped bannister with a sign in front of the flag reading "Miss Farrar Will Sell Bonds." Original mimeographed paper label neatly affixed to verso, which dates this image 29 September 1918, titles it "Opera Star Sells Secretary McAdoo First Bond in Capital Campaign" and describes the scene: "Miss Geraldine Farrar, the famous opera singer is aiding the Liberty Loan campaign in Washington. She sold her first bond to Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo. This photo made at the platform of the Treasury Building steps show Miss Farrar, Sec. McAdoo and Ass't. Sec. of the Treasury Rowe.". Bookseller Inventory # 40761

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Title: Autograph Note Signed / Unsigned Photograph

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association (MWABA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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