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[Portrait Photograph]: Mattiwilda Dobbs by  Carl VAN VECHTEN - 1955 - from Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA (SKU: 422419)

[Portrait Photograph]: Mattiwilda Dobbs

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[Portrait Photograph]: Mattiwilda Dobbs

by VAN VECHTEN, Carl

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New York: Carl Van Vechten, 1955. Unbound. Fine. Gelatin silver photograph. Measuring approximately 7" x 10". Fine. Photographer's embossed name, as well as with his stamp on the verso. Captioned by Van Vechten on the verso: "Mattiwilda Dobbs. January 26, 1955" with the number of the negative, "IX mm 5." A lovely portrait of Dobbs, with one hand reaching across her body and resting on her shoulder. Dobbs was a gifted soprano, the first black singer to perform at La Scala in Italy, and the first black woman to receive a long-term performance contract at the Metropolitan Opera.

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Bookseller
Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
422419
Title
[Portrait Photograph]: Mattiwilda Dobbs
Author
VAN VECHTEN, Carl
Format/binding
Unbound
Book condition
Used - Fine
Quantity-available
1
Publisher
Carl Van Vechten
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1955
Keywords
Photography, African-Americana, Drama, Women, Music, AmerLit20thCent
Bookseller catalogs
Photography; Drama; Music; African-Americana;

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About Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc., founded in 1985, specializes in first editions of 20th Century American and English fiction. Our inventory of over 75,000 first editions includes: African-American literature & history, Mysteries, Detective Fiction, Drama, Books into Film and Sports books. We routinely issue extensively illustrated color catalogs, available by subscription. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA)and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB). Tom Congalton, founder of Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc., actively promotes the ethics and standards of these professional organizations and served as President of the ABAA from 2000 to 2002.

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