About This Image

Beautiful light, lovely face, and rather exotic costume make this an exceptional portrait.

Erna Pielke (1896-1977) (nee Tomasso) was an opera singer. She studied at the Peabody Conservatory and performed at Constitution Hall as well as all over the U.S. and Europe. Erna Pielke was raised in Baltimore, MD, and was married to Oreste Tomasso, a violinist and conductor who worked on most of the Mario Lanza pictures. (My thanks to family members Dianne Walla and her mother Carole Lindsey-Potter).

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Portrait of a Woman
IHRIG (Spokane) Portrait of a Woman

Price $200
Sale Price $140

Main Image

Ref.# 5943

Medium Silver print

Mount unmounted

Photo Date 1924  Print Date 1924

Dimensions 9-3/4 x 7-3/4 in. (248 x 197 mm)

Photo Country United States (USA)

Photographer Country United States (USA)


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