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Description: Dame Emma Albani, the celebrated Canadian operatic soprano of the 19th and early 20th centuries exuberantly signed this 2″ x 3 5/8″ card in Toronto in 1903. The card is matted with an original photograph of the singer dressed in costume: a gown bedecked with jewels, a pearl necklace with a large cross pendant, tightly curled coif topped with a white feather.

Emma Albani Gye (1847-1930) had a wildly successful career performing across Europe and North America. She was the first Canadian singer to become an international star.

Signed “E. Albani Gye”. Mat window for card: 1 5/8″ x 3 1/2″. Mat window for photo: 4 7/8″ x 3 3/4″. Overall: 10″ x 8″. Item #A01606

Condition: Mounting remnants on verso, otherwise very good condition with a large, strong signature.