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The Guitar Lesson: 1910

The Guitar Lesson: 1910

New York, 1910. "Elvira de Hildalgo." Our winsome Spanish soprano reprises her previous appearance, this time with instrumental accompaniment. Among her vocal pupils in later years was Maria Callas. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

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E minor

In this posed photo, at least the chord is real.

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