New York: J. Albresch Studio, [1940s]. Photograph. 8x10 sepia photograph of Licia Albanese as Violetta in "La Traviata" signed across the front by Albanese, very good condition.
Licia Albanese (who passed away at 105 in 2014!) was an Italian American soprano who performed at the Met in NYC but also was a favorite in San Francisco for many years. Best known for her Madame Butterfly she was also quite popular in "La Traviata" depicted here. The photo shows her opening the curtain in her gorgeous white gown and shoulder-length Scarlett O'Hara curls, face in profile, signature in blue ink across the lower part of the gown. Abresch's printed in-plate signature at bottom right corner.