A foto remonta aos anos trinta do século passado e mostra o famoso restaurante "Ferro de Engomar", situado na Estrada de Benfica e entretanto desaparecido. Maria Alice estreou-se nesta casa da qual foi depois proprietária. Por confirmar a identidade das fadistas que aparecem na foto. Foto: Arquivo Fotográfico da Câmara Municipal de Lisboa
Maria Severa, who lived in Lisbon in early 19th century was the first Fadista in Portugal to be acclaimed as a Fado performer. She is sometimes accredited with not just the popularity but also the origin of Fado music. She was a prostitute that sang fado and also played the Portugese Guitar. Severa has been uplifted to mythical proportions, and there are plays, musicals written about her life; including the first sound movie in Portugal in 1931. Severa died when she was only 26.