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    The Von Trapp Family Singers signed photograph. (ca. 1942) Large format signed photograph, 12 in. x 11 in., black and white, matted to 19 in. x 16 in. The Von Trapp family is shown singing carols around a Christmas tree and manger, and wearing traditional Bavarian clothing. Inscribed by Maria von Trapp in black ink at the lower right corner of the matte, "To our dear friend Alix Williamson from von Trapp Family". Comes with a photocopy of a letter dated November 16, 1943, addressed to "Mr. Lewis" of New York City, in which Maria asks for "five enlargements of our Christmas pictures from last year", dating this photograph to 1942. Of course, it was the heroic plight of the Von Trapp family, and Maria's later autobiography, that inspired the Academy Award-winning 1965 musical The Sound of Music starring Julie Andrews. Minor stain at the left edge of the matting only, not affecting the photograph; otherwise, in fine condition.

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    October, 2014
    17th Friday
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