Item 2008.001.1132.1 - Beniamino Gigli

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Beniamino Gigli

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2008.001.1132.1

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  • 1925 (Creation)
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    Mishkin

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1 photograph: 20 x 25.5

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(1890-1932)

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Herman Mishkin (1871-1932) immigrated to the United States from Russia in 1885, where he began studying the photographs of Aime Dupont and began a career as a photographer-publicist with Oscar Hammerstein's Manhatten Opera Company. In 1908 he became the official photographer for the Metropolitan Opera alongside operating a portrait studio in New York City.

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Item is a publicity portrait of Beniamino Gigli, an Italian operatic singer who sang for many Italian opera companies and debuted for the Metropolitan Opera in 1920. He is shown in profile, with one foot resting upon a chair. Black ink inscription on surface of photograph reads, 'Bgigli Montreal 1925'

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Surface residue, foxing, water stains, numerous punctures.

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