Blanche Roosevelt (1858-1898)

Blanche Roosevelt was an opera singer and a prolific author. She was the first female American performer to sing Italian opera at Covent Garden, where she shared the principal role of "La Traviata" with the great Adelina Patti. She wrote biographies of Gustave Dore, Elisabeth of Roumania, Victorien Sardou, and Verdi. Her "Life of Gustave Dore" won a prize from the Academie Francaise. Roosevelt also wrote four novels. She poses here in an elegant formal gown, with long gloves, at the Sarony studio in New York.

Date:
1870 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Carte de Visite
Item#:
MES24146
Photographer:
Napoleon Sarony
Height:
1228px
Width:
739px
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