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Portrait of soprano Veronica Tyler. Printed on front: “James J. Kriegsmann, N.Y.” Stamped on back: “Veronica Tyler, soprano.”

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Portrait of dancer Pearl Primus. Stamped on back: “Pearl Primus. Austin Wilder, artist management, promotion. 745 Fifth Avenue, New York City.” Handwritten on back: “Primus, Pearl.”

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Portrait of actress and director Alma Parks. Label on back: “Mrs. Alma Parks, Drama Component Co-Director of Metro Arts, has worked professionally in radio, television and on Broadway. She has conducted numerous drama clinics and has developed a new ‘drama counseling technique’ to help people in distress.” Handwritten on back: “Parks, Alma, actress.”

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My lady Chloe : African love song / H. Clough-Leighter. Cover ill.: African American man and woman by Bird. For voice and piano. List of Vocal compositions by H. Clough-Leighter: p. [2] Excerpts from music published by G. Schirmer: p. [6] First line of text: De jasmines am swayin’ in de moon’s embrace. The Boston Music Co., 1901.

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Happy Birthday Irene Oliver! (Nov 15, 1937 - May 21, 1998)

Portrait of soprano Irene Oliver. Handwritten on back: “Irene Oliver, 2nd Bess.”

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Portrait of singer Freddye Marshall. Stamped on back: “Photo by M. Smith, 243-251 W. 125th Street, Mo. 2-3168, New York, N.Y. Credit line must be observed. Must not be syndicated, loaned or used for advertising purposes without permission.” Handwritten on back: “Freddye Marshall of Columbus, Ga. I brought her to N.Y.”

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Portrait of actress Carolle Drake. Label on back: “Carolle Drake, soon to be seen in "Band of angels,’ a Warner Bros. production.” Stamped on back: “Photo by Bert Six, Warner Bros. License to reproduce with copyright notice granted to newspapers, magazines and other publications.” Handwritten on back: “Drake, Carolle, actress.”

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Happy Birthday Gloria Calomee! (born September 5, 1940)

American actress known for The Reivers (1969), Rollercoaster (1977) and Madigan (1968). (IMDb)

View of actress Gloria Calomee and actor James Franciscus in a scene from the television series, “Mr. Novak.” Label on back: “ NBC Television Network. Series star James Franciscus and guest star Gloria Calomee. Mr. Novack [sic].” 1963-1965.

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