Star Italian baritone (1877-1953) whose real name was actually Ruffo Titta Cafiero (Ruffo was his first name) - He developed a long and very successful career in the Americas and Europe.
Signed photo, shown as Tonio in Pagliacci at the Chicago Lyric Opera, inscribed. A GORGEOUS, original photo by photographer Matzene, Chicago.
Size is 5.25 x 9 inches, apparently a triangular section over the right of the photo was accidentally trimmed and glued back together, mounting both pieces on hard acid-free cardboard. Trimming did not affect the signature or his image, but the line is visible. Priced accordingly.