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Catalog Number 00085
Object Name Portrait
Description Fannie Kellogg Bachert (Mrs. Max) by Elizabeth Goudy Baker. c1850-1912. Born in Michigan, c1850. Removed to Council Bluffs, Iowa, when two years of age. Pupil of Madame Rudersdorff (mother of Richard Mansfield). Married to Max Bachert of New York in 1883 at the height of her musical career, which became her permanent home, Mr. Bachert having business interests there. The Subriquet "Iowa Nightengale" first bestowed upon her by James S. Clarkson and was known by that name in the middle west; in Boston she was know as "Queen of Oratorio". Soloist for a number of years at the new Old South Church, Boston, where she was presented with a medal for her singing. The role of Marguerite in "Damnation of Faust" was created by Fanny Kellogg, singing with Theodore Thomas' orchestra. Sang with Theodore Thomas' orchestra in different cities, chiefly in Chicago. Died in New York City, May 17, 1912.
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