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Fan containing musical quotation and autograph of Puccini


James Fuld Collection

Item description: 

This fan contains autographs of several musical figures. On the slat shown is the melody that begins the famous aria "Mi chiamano Mimì," from Act I of La Bohème, with Puccini's signature and the date, 1912. To the right is Johann Strauss, Jr.'s autograph with the first six measures of his Kaiser Waltz, along with a dedication to Fräulein Else London, the owner of the fan.