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Veeder Collection: Musical and Theatrical Portraits

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Identifier: P0377

Title: Veeder Collection: Musical and Theatrical Portraits

Description: The Veeder Collection contains about 70 portraits of musical and theatrical celebrities; most are autographed photographs. Vera Giannini (who later married Dr. Borden Veeder) assembled the collection. Twenty-one autographed portraits are inscribed to Borden or Vera Veeder (mostly circa 1953), 19 are inscribed to Herbert W. Cost (mostly 1912-1927), and about 28 other portraits are autographed with no dedication (mostly 1900-1940). The collection includes a 1913 group photo of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra standing outside in overcoats and a booklet, "Prospectus of Studies in Musical History and Endorsements of Famous Composers and Their Works" published in St. Louis by T. H. Smart, 1907. It contains a list of courses of study and portraits and testimonials of musicians. Subjects include: Alexander Brailowsky; Arthur Rubenstein; Yehudi Menuhin; Nathan Milstein; Alfred Hitchcock; Rudolph Ganz; Dorothy Maynor; Marian Anderson; Ignaz Friedman; Blanche Walsh; Sara Jane Cahier; Tamaki Miura; Anna Case; Jan Kubelik; Sarah Bernhardt; pianist Joseph Hofmann; Herbert von Karajan; Helen Hayes; Cole Porter; Nadine Connor; Vladimir Horowitz; Helen Traubel; (more).

Rights: UND


Dates: 1897 - 1954

Type(s): Collection




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