|Cameo portrait of Bessie Wynn, Ziegfield Follies, 1909|
Sometimes you find things that make you laugh when researching. Consider the photo of sheet music from Zeigfield Follies of 1909. I stumbled upon it while looking for a photo of Luisa Tetrazzini at the New York Public Library's online digital gallery (which you can find here). My intention was to include a photo of Tetrazzini while yammering about the difference between two words: attack and onset. You know, how the word attack was used for a couple centuries for the start of the tone before the scientists among us decided onset was better. Then I was also going to steer you towards Tetrazzini's own words about the attack (which you can find here). Did you notice they misspelled her name on the cover? Bet she wasn't happy about that. You see? Names are important.
You can find "I'm After Madam Tetrazini's Job" here.