Madame Ernestine Schumann-Heink performance flyer, Portland, ca. 1928

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Madame Ernestine Schumann-Heink performance flyer, Portland, ca. 1928

Purchase a reproduction of this item on VintageMaineImages.com.

Cartoon School Bus

This record was added to Maine Memory Network through the efforts of a student at Smith College. Learn more.

Description

On January 29, 1928, noted German contralto Madame Ernestine Schumann-Heink gave a farewell concert at the city hall in Portland. Schumann-Heink began performing at the age of 14 in Germany, but moved to the United States in 1908, where she toured many times.

Schumann-Heink performed in Portland at least once before her farewell appearance. Portland was one stop on her tour in 1923, the performance taking place just a month after recovery from a bout of pneumonia. Schumann-Heink announced her retirement from the stage in 1927 at the age of 65, and after her farewell tour, planned on teaching to pass her knowledge onto others. However, she continued singing and acting in motion pictures up until her death in 1936.

View/Add Comments

Transcription

Item has a transcription view a full transcription

About This Item

  • Title: Madame Ernestine Schumann-Heink performance flyer, Portland, ca. 1928
  • Creator: Maine Central Railroad Company
  • Creation Date: circa 1928
  • Subject Date: circa 1928
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 31.5 cm x 12.75 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1873, Box 1/14
  • Collection: Maine Central Railroad Company excursion broadsides
  • Object Type: Text and Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
Website

This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. No Permission is required to use the low-resolution watermarked image for educational use, or as allowed by the applicable copyright. For all other uses, permission is required.


Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.