Anderson, Marian. (1897–1993) [Steinberg, Irv.]

Candid Photographs

Collection of four original candid photographs of the great contralto, taken by Irv Steinberg with photographer's stamp to verso.  Two photographs hand-inscribed to verso "Marian Anderson / Jan. '63 - 'Firestone' - at Waldorf," third photograph "Crystal Ball Apr. 63 / Marian Anderson."  In fine condition.  4.625 x 3.25 inches (11.8 x 8.4 cm.).

Anderson was a great favorite of Toscanini and, in 1955, broke the color barrier by becoming the first African-American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera. She remains a legendary figure in the history of opera, remembered for, among other highlights, her Lincoln Memorial concert and her performances at the inaugurations of both Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy. (19053)

Signed Photograph