Chaliapin, Feodor. (1873–1938)

Original Photograph in Swimsuit!

A superb and very rare original photograph of the great Russian bass, wearing only his swimming trunks and standing on a diving board. Pencil caption on verso notes that he was at Bad-Hamburg. Stamped by the Bain News Service to verso, small chips to corners, else fine. 5 x 7 inches [13 x 18 cm]. (1588)

Unsigned Photograph