Marian Anderson, Prima Donna Assoluta

Photos, covers, and posters from the life and career of contralto Marian Anderson (1897-1993), who was described by conductor Arturo Toscanini as "a voice one hears once in a hundred years." Singer and activist, Anderson left a legacy for singers, especially African Americans, to aspire.
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Marian Anderson. Date and photographer unknown

Date and photographer unknown

Marian Anderson and Roberta Peters received honorary degrees from Ithaca College, 1968

Marian Anderson & Roberta Peters received honorary degrees from Ithaca College, 1968

Marian Anderson and her accompanist Kosti Vehanen (1887-1957), faculty member at Sibelius Institute, Helsinki, Finland, and a colleague of composer Jean Sibelius. Photo was taken aboard the "Ile de France" in 1935

A beautiful photo. "Marian Anderson and her Finn accompanist Kosti Vehanen faculty member at Sibelius Institute, Helsinki, Finland, and a colleague of composer Jean Sibelius. Photo was taken aboard the "Ile de France" in

Portrait of Marian Anderson by Yousuf Karsh, Photograph, 1945

Portrait of Marian Anderson by Yousuf Karsh, Photograph, 1945

View of singer Josephine Baker greeting Marian Anderson at the Beaux Arts Ball, Hotel Roosevelt in New York, New York. Harold Jackman on far left. Stamped on back: "Photo by Cecil Layne." Handwritten on back: "Josephine Baker, Marian Anderson, Harold Jackman, extreme left, Beaux Arts Ball, Hotel Roosevelt, New York City, Feb. 12, 1960."

View of singer Josephine Baker greeting Marian Anderson at the Beaux Arts Ball, Hotel Roosevelt in New York, New York. Harold Jackman on far left. Stamped on back: “Photo by Cecil Layne.

Contralto Marian Anderson

Contralto Marian Anderson

Marian Anderson, date and photographer unknown

Marian Anderson, date and photographer unknown

Marian Anderson - Songs And Spirituals

Marian Anderson - Songs And Spirituals

Find a Marian Anderson - Songs And Spirituals first pressing or reissue. Complete your Marian Anderson collection.

Autographed photo of Marian Anderson

Marian Anderson, Negro spiritual, Nobody knows the trouble I see - La recherche du bonheur

Marian Anderson Painter: Evertt Raymond Kinstler 20″ x 24″  1990 The Harvard Club, New York City

Marian Anderson Painter: Evertt Raymond Kinstler x 1990 The Harvard Club, New York City

The first concert by Marian Anderson, Negro concert singer, took place on January 15, 1935, in the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory of Music. Photo shows Marian Anderson on the platform of the Moscow Conservatory. At the piano is Kosti Wichanen, her Finnish accompanist.

The first concert by Marian Anderson, Negro concert singer, took place on January 15, 1935, in the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory of Music. Photo shows Marian Anderson on the platform of the Moscow Conservatory. At the piano is Kosti Wichanen, her Finnish accompanist.

Marian Anderson - Hollywood Star Walk (South side of the 6200 block of Hollywood Blvd.)

Marian Anderson

Marian Anderson - Hollywood Star Walk (South side of the 6200 block of Hollywood Blvd.

President John F. Kennedy speaking with singer Marian Anderson, Washington, D.C. | International Center of Photography. Date: March 22, 1962

[President John F. Kennedy speaking with singer Marian Anderson, Washington, D.

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