Feb 20, 2020 - Sale 2530

Sale 2530 - Lot 45

Price Realized: $ 1,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
ON CARUSO: "HE POURED HIS WONDERFUL VOICE INTO MY HAND" KELLER, HELEN. Postcard Photograph Signed and Inscribed, "With Love / Helen Keller," in pencil, with Autograph Note, to Mrs. John Hays Hammond, on verso: "He poured his wonderful voice into my hand and my soul was filled with music," in pencil. The photograph, snapshot showing Keller with her hand over the mouth of Enrico Caruso. Signed vertically in the blank right margin. 3 1/4x5 1/4 inches; some impressions from cancellation postmark verso, cello tape remnants of mounting at right edge verso. Parkersburg, 22 May 1916 [from postmark]

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On April 24, 1916, in Atlanta, GA, Enrico Caruso gave a private performance for Helen Keller of the opening aria of the third act from Saint-Saëns's Samson and Delilah.