Henri Albers as 'Rigoletto'

1 portrait of Henri Albers

Henri Albers as 'Rigoletto', by Unknown photographer, circa 1909 - NPG x5781 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Henri Albers as 'Rigoletto'

by Unknown photographer
bromide print on white card mount, circa 1909
5in. x 3 3/8in. (127 mm x 85 mm)
Bequeathed by David Dean, 1976
Photographs Collection
NPG x5781

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  • Henri Albers (1866-1925), Dutch opera singer. Sitter in 1 portrait.

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The American retailer Harry Gordon Selfridge opens the first British custom-built department store on what was then the 'dead end' of Oxford Street. The revolutionary complex, considered the world's largest at the time, transforms shopping, offering diverse amenities including a post office and a library, and modernises the visual face of retailing through innovative window displays.

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The Frenchman Louis Bleriot becomes the first person to cross the English channel by aeroplane, winning the £1,000 prize offered by the Daily Mail, and greeted by cheering crowds at Dover station. Bleriot's flight also showed that England was, as H.G. Wells put it, from a military point of view 'no longer an inaccessible island'. In dance, Alexandre Benois becomes the first artistic director of Sergey Diaghilev's innovative Ballets Russes.


The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), is founded in America to campaign for the rights of African Americans. One of the oldest and most influential civil rights movements, it was founded by a diverse group of individuals from mixed backgrounds, including W.E.B. Du Bois, Ida Wells-Barnett, Henry Moscowitz and William English Walling. The Selig Polyscope company sets up the first film studio in Los Angeles.

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Brigitte Vanherck

06 April 2016, 08:25

Johan Hendrik (Henri) Albers °01-02-1866 Amsterdam / +12-09-1926 Paris His parents : Pieter Liekele Albers and Caroline Maria Hendrika Schalkhausser Married 29-11-1887 Amsterdam with Marguerite Jahn °15-06-1863 Den Haag / +? Her parents : Ludwig Adolf Jahn and Margaretha Dassie https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Albers

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