Signed DeBellis of N.Y. photograph of the popular American lyric soprano, inscribed: "To Rev. & Mrs. Robert Gillespie,/ with sincerest wishes,/ Vivian Della Chiesa." Mild creasing to three corners, mounting remnants to verso, overall fine condition. 8 x 10 inches (20.5 x 25.4 cm).
A celebrity singer on the radio in the 1940's, Della Chiesa had a long and varied career as a singer within the worlds of opera, jazz, musical theatre, and nightclubs.