Recording artists from the late 1800's through the 1940's were very popular just like the Beatles and Elvis and other rock 'n roll entertainers are today. With the invention of the record player and the family radio, classical music became the number one form of entertainment especially in the 1930's.
Today I'm offering a valuable Complete Set of 22 Victor Red Seal Recording Artists photo-collection reproduced in full color, Volume No. 1. The 22 photos were produced by the Victor Red Seal Record Artists which were made available by the Red Seal Record Company which was a division of the RCA, Radio Corporation of America. Each beautiful portrait was drawn by Albert Fisher, world famous artist and illustrator and measures 10" x 12¼". Listed below is each portrait and it's condition:
1.) Marian Anderson, Contralto-Good condition, two tiny tears at top edge, one tiny tan spot near bottom edge(this is in the making). 2.) Yehudi Menuhin, Violinist—Very good condition, some very light gray spots at the bottom right corner of the back(this is also in the making).
3.) Arthur Fiedler, Conductor—Very good condition. 4.) Jose Iturbi, Pianist—Very good condition, two small rub marks..very light blue, on the back. 5.) Dorothy Maynor, Soprano—Very good condition. 6.) Arturo Toscanini, Conductor—Very good condition.
7.) Leopold Stokowski, Conductor—Very good condition, small light blue rub mark on back(this could be in the making). 8.) Gladys Swarthout, Mezzo-Soprano—Very good condition. 9.) Lauritz Melchior, Tenor—Very good condition.
10.) Artur Rubinstein, Pianist—Very good condition. 11.) John Charles Thomas, Baritone—Very good condition. 12.) Richard Crooks, Tenor—Very good condition. 13.) Allan Jones, Tenor—Good condition, tiny crease mark at bottom left corner.
14.) Serge Koussevitzky, Conductor—Very good condition. 15.) Alexander Kipnis, Bass—Very good condition. 16.) Sir Thomas Beecham, Bart, Conductor—Very good condition.
17.) Eugene Gossens, Conductor—Good condition, tiny crease mark at top and bottom left corners and bottom right corner, a small amount of very light tan staining on bottom quarter of back.
18.) Jeanette MacDonald, Soprano—Fair condition, crease marks at the top and bottom right corners of front, and the bottom left corners of front, edge wear to front, tiny tear along left and right edges of the front, light tan stains along the top and bottom edges of the back.
19.) Vladimir Horowitz, Pianist—Good- condition, a small black smudge over the word "Pianist" on front, small light blue rub mark on back near bottom edge. 20.) Pierre Monteux, Conductor—Very good condition.
21.) James Melton, Tenor—Good condition, a tiny crease mark at three of the corners, four very tiny dots in hair. 22.) Jan Peerce Tenor—Very good condition.
Also included is the mailing envelope which held the photos. The envelope is open at one long end and two short ends with tears along all the edges, overall it's in fair condition.
This wonderful set of 22 full-color portraits are very clean and bright and ready for framing. If you're looking for that very special present for the young artist in your family, I'm sure they'll enjoy jumping on the internet to learn all about these very famous artists they may not know anything about. If you know someone that is presently playing in an orchestra, I'm positive this will be the neatest gift they will ever receive. Also would be a fantastic teaching tool!
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