PHOTOGRAPH OF EMMA NEVADA ; WITH SEPARATE SIGNED LETTER [SIGNED]
by Nevada, Emma [subject]; Falk, Benjamin J. [photographer]
Black and white cabinet photograph, 10 x 16 cm, almost full-length studio portrait (labelled "Falk"), stray mark on right edge, else in fine condition; With white sheet, 17 x 22 cm., letter in black ink to unknown recipient signed "E. Nevada", in fine condition; Together in frame, 45 x 35 cm. PC Consignment. net. Emma Nevada (née Wixom) (7 February 1859 - 20 June 1940) was an American operatic soprano particularly known for her performances in operas by Bellini and Donizetti and the French composers Ambroise Thomas, Charles Gounod, and Léo Delibes. Considered one of the finest coloratura sopranos of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, her most famous roles were Amina in La sonnambula, and the title roles in Lakmé, Mignon, Mireille, and Lucia di Lammermoor. [Wikipedia] Benjamin J. Falk was born October 14, 1853. A life-long New Yorker, he studied photography at the College of the City of New York, graduating in 1872. [blog.mcny.org] When Napoleon Sarony died in 1896, Benjamin J. Falk ascended to the first place in the world of performing arts photography. [broadway.cas.sc.edu]. FP New Rockville Stock. (Inventory #: 15-480-1313763)
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