Rosa Ponselle on her 81st birthday surrounded by friends and colleagues, 1978
Photograph of Rosa Ponselle on her 81st birthday with Romano Romani (the junior), Kira Baklanova, Lili Chookasian, Bette Hankin, Phyllis Frankil, and Licia Albanese. Photograph by William H. Mortimer. Reverse with short clipping about her birthday celebration that states the Italian government sent a radio and television crew to tape a program of music and dialogue. Stamped Jan 22 1978 M and "Ponselle Rosa." Includes Certificate of Authenticity from The Baltimore Sun.
William H. Mortimer
The Baltimore Sun
1978 January 22
Rights Holder: Arthur Friedheim Library, the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.