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Portrait of Pauline L'Allemand | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Portrait of Pauline L'Allemand

Portrait of Pauline L'Allemand | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Head and shoulders portrait from right side, with head turned partially forward but not looking directly at viewer. She has long hair gathered at neck and wears a large corsage and theatrical make-up. Image is cut to oval with handwriting in blue ink around perimeter: "To things immortal time can do no wrong, and that which never is too <i>[sic]</i> die - forever must be young. Berlin '78."
DESCRIPTION
Head and shoulders portrait from right side, with head turned partially forward but not looking directly at viewer. She has long hair gathered at neck and wears a large corsage and theatrical make-up. Image is cut to oval with handwriting in blue ink around perimeter: "To things immortal time can do no wrong, and that which never is too [sic] die - forever must be young. Berlin '78."
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:29162
Creation Date:circa 1891
Creator Name:Unknown
City:Black River Falls
County:Jackson
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Van Schaick, Charles : Charles Van Schaick photographs and negatives, circa 1880-circa 1940
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:PH 2953
Original Dimensions:4.25 x 5.625 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Miss L'Allemand was a famous operatic singer in Europe who dreamed of having her own touring company and producing an opera she had written. After going broke in Milwaukee, she attempted to settle in Black River Falls, Wisconsin, with her grown son. They lived a life of poverty, and were eventually pronounced insane and remanded to the Mendota State Hospital for the insane in Madison, Wisconsin in 1920. Appears in the book Wisconsin Death Trip, by Michael Lesy.
SUBJECTS
Flower arrangement
Clothing and dress
Fashion
Hairstyles
Indoor photography
Portrait photography
Women

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