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When: 01 January 1915

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Bain News Service,, publisher.


[between ca. 1915 and ca. 1920]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

General information about the Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.29050

Call Number: LC-B2- 4958-7


Owner: The Library of Congress
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    Pixel Wrangler

    • 17/Mar/2017 18:16:54

    Homer Family This is a series of portraits of the family of composer Sidney Homer (1864-1953) and his wife contralto Louise Dilworth Homer née Beatty (1871-1947). Sidney Homer composed many of his songs with the voice of his famous wife in mind. Among his most famous songs are "A Banjo Song" (Weeden), "Requiem" (Stevenson), "Casey at the Bat" (Thayer), and "The House that Jack Built" ("Mother Goose.") Sidney was Louise's music theory teacher in Boston, MA.  After their marriage in 1895, they went to Europe for further voice coaching. Louise Homer's European debut in 1898 was in Vichy, as Leonora in La Favorita, and in 1900 she made her American opera debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City singing Amneris in Verdi's Aida.  She sang at the Met for 19 consecutive seasons, often singing opposite such acclaimed singers as Enrico Caruso, Geraldine Farrar, and Ernestine Schumann-Heink. She made many phonographic recordings with Victor Co.  Composer Samuel Barber was her nephew, and Louise performed several of his songs.  In 1923 and 1924 she was listed as one of the 12 greatest living women by the National League of Women Voters.[1] They had six children, Louise Homer, Jr. (1896-1970) (Louise Homer Stires), son Sidney Homer, Jr. (1902-1983), twin daughters Anne Marie Homer (1907-1995) (Anne Homer Doerflinger) and Katharine Homer (1907-1997) ("Kay", Katharine Homer Fryer); and daughters Hester Makepeace Homer (1911-1967) ("Miss Happy", Hester Homer Henry) and Helen Joy Homer (1915-1946) ("Joy", Joy Homer Doerflinger) There are currently 34 photographs of the Homer family in the Bain Collection on Flickr.  You can view them all here.   They were first identified by [https://www.flickr.com/photos/artolog], [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]], [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]], [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]], [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]], and [https://www.flickr.com/photos/richard_arthur_norton].

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    • 18/Mar/2017 02:25:12

    On the porch of Homeland, Bolton Landing, NY, which they built. See www.phinneydesign.com/project/homeland-estate-historic/ and warrenny200.org/towns/bolton/

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    Pixel Wrangler

    • 18/Mar/2017 19:24:47

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]], this has to be one of best "Then and Now"'s evah!   Great work in finding this!

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    • 01/Apr/2017 02:52:02

    I wonder what took place for all to smile. Others photos they didn't smile.