Lawrence Tibbett aboard the "Rhoda," ca. 1925

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Lawrence Tibbett aboard the "Rhoda," ca. 1925

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Opera singer, actor, and radio personality Lawrence Tibbett sat at the helm of his yacht, Rhoda. Tibbett sang and performed with the Metropolitan Opera and enjoyed a very successful career on the opera stage during the 1920s and 1930s. The woman at his left is unidentified.

The "Portland Evening Express" frequently ran collage-like photo essays of celebrities gallivanting in Maine—on the water, at cottages, camps, and intown. Society columns showcased a “who’s who” of summer visitors, and often focused on celebrity participation in classic Maine pastimes like sailing and camping.

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  • Title: Lawrence Tibbett aboard the "Rhoda," ca. 1925
  • Creator: Portland Evening Express
  • Creation Date: circa 1925
  • Subject Date: circa 1925
  • Location: ME
  • Media: glass negative
  • Local Code: Coll. 1949, 2005.061.2088
  • Collection: Portland Press Herald glass negative collection
  • Object Type: Image

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