Soomer, Walter (1878-1955)

SIG of the German bass-baritone with sentiment in German (translated: In life you will often drudge and toil--in art you will find relief). From the album of Renée Reiss, the daughter of German tenor Albert Reiss. New York, 1910/1911. Signature of American basso Putnam Griswold (1875-1914) on verso, dated 1912. Scarce.