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Born Fanny Jane Davis in New Zealand, she later took the stage name Frances Alda and was a renowned operatic soprano in Europe and America. She regularly sang with Enrico Caruso.

This photo advertises her Victor Red Seal Record, "Daddy" - sold for $1.25. She's holding a dog and her purse while standing on board a ship!

Photo courtesy the Library of Congress, Bain News Service
in USA


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