B. Whitted

B. Whitted (signs name "Whitted") is a Photographer who completed a piece titled "Carlo A. Sperati" in 1962. This photograph with oil tints was deaccessioned in 1996 and transferred to the Archives due to its primary value as a historic piece rather than aesthetic. Carlo Alberto Sperati (Carlo A.) was born to Italian musician Paolo Agostino Sperati and Marie (Nielsen) Sperati on December 29, 1860; he was their eighth child. Sperati started taking music lessons and performing at an early age. After a few years at sea, Sperati came to Luther College to study Theology in the summer of 1884. He found out about Luther through the Seaman’s Mission in Brooklyn, New York. Luther's first president, Laur Larsen, had established the mission in 1860.
Source of Biography