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    Opera divas Rosa Ponselle, Lucrezia Bori and Mary Garden (135+) vintage glass plate camera negatives by Mishkin and White & Co. (ca. 1906-1932) Massive collection of vintage (135+) glass plate camera negatives including (9) 8 x 10 in. glass plate negatives by official New York Metropolitan Opera photographer Herman Mishkin and (3) 11 x 14 in. glass plate camera negatives by White & Co. of the grand dame of the American opera, Rosa Ponselle. Includes (3) production portraits of Ponselle in her New York Metropolitan debut as "Lenora" in La forza del destino and a studio portrait of Ponselle as "Santuzza" in Cavalleria rusticana. Ponselle enjoyed a reputation as the greatest operatic soprano of the 20th century. Her one-time student Luciano Pavarotti remarked that she was "the queen of queens of all of singing". Collection also includes (54) 8 x 10 in. glass plate camera negatives and (15) 8 x 10 in. and 10 x 8 in. acetate camera negatives by Herman Mishkin and (1) 11 x 14 in. glass plate camera negative by White & Co. of Spanish prima donna soprano and savior of the Metropolitan Opera, Lucrezia Bori and (1) glass plate 11 x 14 in. production view of Bori as "Iris" in Iris. Including portraits (4) of Bori as "Nori" in Don Pasquale, (3) as "Nedda" in Pagliacci, (1) as "Mary" in Peter Ibbetson, (8) as "Louise" from Louise, and (1) as "Antonia" in Les Contes d'Hoffman. Includes high fashion publicity and glamour portraits of Bori in luxurious couture and millinery from her tenure with the Met. Also includes, (85+) 8 x 10 in. glass plate camera negatives and (5) bromide glass plate positives of Scottish-American diva soprano Mary Garden by photographer Herman Mishkin. With (12) portraits of Garden as "Salome" (8) as "Griselda" in Griselda, (7) as "Fanny Legrand" in Sapho (7) as "Marguerite" in Faust, (4) as "Carmen" in Carmen, (2) as "Manon Lescaut" in Manon, (2) as "Chrysis" in Aphrodite, (2) as "Monna Vanna" in Monna Vanna, (1) as "Louise" in Louise and many glamour portraits of Garden from the late 1900s through the 1920s. Exhibiting some emulsion loss, chipping, scratching, soiling and scuffing. Condition ranges from vintage good to very good. Special shipping arrangements will apply.

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    September, 2015
    29th Tuesday
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