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Large bust portrait, 7 1/4 x 9, on a larger card, 11 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches, with the imprint of E. Chickering, Boston. Inscribed and signed, "To Mr. Herman Perlet with the sincere admiration of his little friend, 'Miss Scotch'. Christie Macdonald Jefferson." Christie Macdonald was born in Nova Scotia in about 1877 but moved with her family to Boston when she was a child. She was a star of the musical stage in the early 1900's (Strang, "Famous Prima Donnas", 1906, pp. 173-180). She married William W. Jefferson, son of the actor Joseph Jefferson, in 1901. Their marriage was unhappy, and they divorced in 1909 or 1910. Herman Perlet was a musical director, a composer and conductor. He started his career in the northeast but moved to California (Oakland) in 1908 on advice from his doctor. "He contributed to the cultural development of the Bay area as a conductor." ("Biographical Sketch", Online Archive of California, Inventory of the Herman Perlet Papers, 1881-1914. The papers are held at U.C. Berkeley). The photograph and inscription are Fine; the card is a little bowed, with all four corners worn and a thumb tack hole at the top.
Title: Original Studio Photograph of Christie Macdonald Jefferson, Signed.
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Seller ID: jefferson,christiemacdonald.135largebustportrait