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Portrait of mezzo-soprano Grace Bumbry and soprano Leyla Gencer in Ponchielli’s opera “La Gioconda.” Stamped on back: “San Francisco Opera.” Handwritten on back: “1967, Leyla Gencer as La Gioconda & Grace Bumbry as Laura.”

  • Courtesy of the E. Azalia Hackley Collection of African Americans in the Performing Arts, Detroit Public Library
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“Dear Mrs Miriam, You would really like this Fair. It is very artistic, mostly in good taste, & architecturally consistent & symmetrical. Better plan to come this way next summer! Hope you have had a pleasant vacation. Best regards to you & Will. Glen W.“
San Francisco, CA
Postmarked 1939