Inscribed Photograph Signed

WADE-SMITH, Catherine (?-?)

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

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Popular American violinist of the 1920 and the 1925 Naumburg award winner. IPS, 8" X 10", n.p., n.y. [dated 1927 on verso in another hand]. Near fine. A superb, dramatic, dark sepia-tone head-and-shoulders portrait (G. Maillard Kesslere). A stunning portrait by the great Broadway portrait photographer (1894-1979), showing a young Wade-Smith in a simple dark dress with left hand clutching the neck of her violin, gazing strangely off to the viewer's left. At lower right, mostly in a light portion, she boldly inscribes and signs in black fountain pen: "To John Leiser / with best wishes / Catherine Wade-Smith." Several letters are on darker areas, but overall the contrast is quite good. Leiser was a Chicago musician who founded a music school. An uncommon autograph accomplished at the height of her fame on a smashing portrait. Bookseller Inventory # 25036

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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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