Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 7" x 5"
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Degree in music from Howard University; married vocal instructor Prof. Roy W. Tibbs. Continued study in Europe, made professional operative debut in Nice, France, 1925. Stage name formed from combination of single and married names, Washington concert debut, 1933. Helped found the Negro National Opera Company.
Ink on negative: "Mme Evanti 6". Lillian Evanti posing near fountain in park. She is wearing a walking suit, hat, and fur stole and holds a walking stick. "EASTMAN SAFETY KODAK 64" edge imprint.