French Newspaper Illustration Albumen

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Newspaper clipping from the Paris - Theatre in the Journal Hebdomadaire. With an albumen photo as illustration with the text. Newspaper measures approximately 10 x 14 with the image measuring 3-1/2 x 5. This was one of the earliest uses of albumen photographs as illustration of a text. Circa 1876; trimmed from original size.

Identified as Anna De La Grange. Anna la Grange (b.1825) was a vocalist from France. She made her debut at age sixteen in 'La Duchesse de Guise' at the Theatre de la Renaissance. La Grange's U.S. debut was in 1855 at Niblo's Garden in New York as Rosina in 'The Barber of Seville.' Also in 1855 the singer made her first appearance in Philadelphia as Leonora in 'Il Trovatore' at the Walnut Street Theatre. The vocalist traveled to England to perform in 1859 but she returned to the U.S. in 1867.

$100  No. 3202
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