stamp francisco

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

“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