Apparently done as a promotional piece by Berlin photographer Oscar Roloff, the 1890s vintage cabinet photograph depicts chanteuse Nancy Valerie in an unspecified and slightly
Wagnerian stage production. She is identified on the reverse side of the photograph in a period ink inscription by name (see below) with the added title of
chanteuse - a French term
usually reserved for popular night club or cabaret singers. The inscription also seems to imply that she was able to sing in German, English and French with equal dexterity. In spite of
a rather exhuastive search I have been unable to turn up any other references to Nancy Valerie.

Cabinet Photograph
Oscar Roloff - Photographer
24 Unter den Linden, Berlin W., Germany
c. 1890s
Above: The period ink inscription identifying the pictured performer as Nancy Valerie.