You know how Americans collect baseball cards and Canadians collect hockey cards? Well, I guess, Victorians collected Opera Cards and Actress Cards.
I have one to share with you.
Madame Euphrosyne Parepa-Rosa was a soprano in Britain.
Yup, I’m built like a Victorian soprano.
This photo was likely taken between 1867 when she married Carl Rosa and 1873 when she died in childbirth. She was 37.
I bought the card because I was attracted to the funky little faux-apron and her hair style.