Inscribed in white ink "To Miss Alice E.L. Wolff, with sincere good wishes, Charlotte Ryan, New York City, April 27th 1926." With Mishkin photograph in white in the plate at lower left.
An autograph letter signed in full, dated as above, mentioning her performances in Atlanta and St. Louis. 4 pp. of a bifolium. Oblong octavo. In black ink. On personal notecard, with Ryan's monogrammatic device in blue to upper left of first page ("CRG'" = Charlotte Griffith Ryan) and her address in New York City at upper right, apologizing for the delay in sending Ms. Wolff her autograph as requested, but she has been very busy. "I had a season of Light Opera in Atlanta, Ga., last year, followed by two performances of Aida in St. Louis. I love the role of Aida, because it was the first one I seriously studied ... I was sorry not to do more than one performance of the Princess in La Juive this past year ... "
Slightly worn, with small chip to upper left corner; minor stains to verso.
Ryan sang at the Metropolitan Opera from 1922 to 1930.
Herman Mishkin (1870-1948) served as the Metropolitan Opera's official portraitist from 1908-1932, producing an important body of work documenting "The Golden Age of Opera."
Price: $40.00 other currencies