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Title: Dame Nellie Melba

Description: Photograph in 1922 of Dame Nellie Melba (Helen Porter Mitchell, 1861-1931), Australian-born operatic soprano, singing into a microphone at a special radio concert at Writtle, near Chelmsford, England, in the publicized musical program over British radio, sponsored by the London Daily Mail; The program's immense popularity caused Britain's Postmaster General to sanction the information of the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) made up of six radio manufacturers; Nellie Melba was one of the most famous singers of the late Victorian Era and 20th century, on the operatic stage, radio, and in recordings; She died apparently of a fever she caught in Egypt that resulted in blood poisoning; World-famous and beloved, billboards in many countries announced simply, "Melba is dead;"

Keywords: British Broadcasting Company (BBC), London Daily Mail, Microphone, Nellie Melba, Radio, Radio concert, Recording artist, Victorian Era

Orientation: Portrait

Dimensions: 1425 x 1601 (2.28 MPixels) (1.12)

Print Size: 12.1 x 13.6 cm; 4.8 x 5.3 inches

File Size: 6.54 MB (6,857,310 Bytes)

Resolution: 300 x 300 dpi

Color Depth: 16.7 million (24 BitsPerPixel)

Compression: None

Image Number: 0000096740

Source: Jay Robert Nash Collection

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