This is an original 1918 black and white print ad for the greatest music by the greatest artists on Victrola Records by the Victor Talking Machine Company located in Camden, New Jersey. Berliner Gramophone Company is the Canadian distributor from Montreal. This is a very unique ad showing pictures of Caruso as Rhadarnes in Aida, Melba as Marguerite in Faust, Galli-Curci as Gilda in Rigoletto, Farrar as Tosca, McCorack as Sir Edgar in Lucia, Gluck as Nedda in Pagliacci, Scotti as Scarpia in Tosca, Homer as Amneris in Aida, Ruffo as Rigeletto, Efrem Zimbalist, Jascha Heifetz, Maud Powell, Tetrazzini as Lakme, Garrison as Wueen of Night in Magic Flute, Martinelli as Mario in Tosca, Calve as Carmen, Journet as Mephistopheles in Faust, Alda as Desdemona in Othello, Braslau asMarina in Bons Gedounow, De Luca as Figaro in Barber of Seville, Whitehill as Amfortas in Parsifal, Mischa Elman.
This 93+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. Some light surface rub. No tears. No water damage. There is some bleed through visible on this ad.
Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black / White
Grade: Very Fine +++
Dimensions: Approximately 8 x 11.5 inches; 20 x 29 cm
Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)
Keywords specific to this image: singers Vintage Advertising