Giovanni Martinelli

Giovanni Martenelli
Martinelli’s calling card. It is signed by him on the reverse in 1931.

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GIOVANNI MARTINELLI (1885 – 1969)

Italian Opera Singer

Martinelli was regarded as one of the most famous tenors of the 20th Century. After Enrico Caruso’s death in 1921, he assumed many of his roles at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

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Jerzy Kosinski

Jerzy Kosinski
Kosinski’s personal business card from the late 1970s.

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JERZY KOSINSKI (1933 – 1991)

Polish-American Author

Kosinski is known for his novels ‘The Painted Bird’, ‘Being There’ and ‘Steps’, which was awarded the National Book Award in 1969. Suffering multiple illnesses and accusations of plagiarism, he committed suicide at age 57.

Nelson Rockefeller

Nelson A Rockefeller
Rockefeller’s Calling Card as Governor of New York. He was elected Governor between 1959-1973.

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NELSON ROCKEFELLER (1908 – 1979)

American Businessman and Politician

Rockefeller was a prominent member of the famous and wealthy Rockefeller family. He was elected Governor of New York throughout the 1960s and afterwards became the Vice-President of the United States under Gerald Ford between 1974-1977. He was an art collector who also became President of the Museum of Modern Art.