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Lillian Evanti wears opera costume from Rigoletto

Object Details

Sommariva, Emilio, Photographer, 1883-1956
Scope and Contents
Lillian Evanti poses for publicity photo in opera costume from Rigoletto.
circa 1924-1935
1 Photographic print (6 x 9 inches.)
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Publicity photographs
Portraits -- Italy
Portraits -- African American women
Collection Rights
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation
Evans-Tibbs collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of the Estate of Thurlow E. Tibbs, Jr.
"L'Africaine" Palermo, Sicily as Inez written on verso of photograph. Gilda, Rigoletto, Milan written on another print of the same photograph.
Lillian Evanti in opera costume
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