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EDWARD A. MARSHALL TRAVELER - AUTHOR - LECTURER Figure Presenting a series of LECTURE-DEMONSTRATIONS on Better Homes out of Doors. BEAUTIFYING THE HOME GROUNDS Designed for BETTER HOMES SHOWS, CHAUTAUQUAS, LYCEUMS, PROMOTION WORK, ETC. During the past seven years there has been a constant rising interest in the subject of beautifying home grounds. To meet this interest of home lovers Mr. Edward A. Marshall has developed a series of lectures with unique patented demonstrations which have aroused genuine enthusiasm both from the public and the press and made him much in demand throughout the country. Mr. Marshall is a native of New York, has studied at Harvard and has traveled twice around the world visiting some thirty countries. For five years he has lectured for the Better Home movement and is on his fourth year for the Redpath Chautauqua Bureau. Mr. Marshall has been called back for five consecutive seasons to lecture at the Better Home shows at Detroit and for several seasons at Buffalo, Cleveland, Washington, D. C., Louisville, Chattanooga and other large cities. Mr. Marshall says that half the value of his lectures comes from the instructive visualization of the pictures he builds up. They were invented by himself and painted by Mrs. Marshall. A prominent business man in Canada said, Mr. Marshall's lecture was worth ten thousand dollars to this town. A gentleman in Kentucky remarked, The lecture you gave here today will live for many years with our people for it is the kind that they can put to practical use. A large mill owner and banker declared after the lecture, You are doing a great work for the country. A college professor after hearing Mr. Marshall emphatically remarked, I have studied landscape gardening for a long time and have been teaching it for four years and that is the best lecture I ever heard on the subject A Chautauqua Superintendent reported that, The day after Mr. Marshall lectured in my town it seemed as though all the people were out beautifying their yards. One man came fifty miles by train to hear Mr. Marshall and another drove seventy miles in his Ford and brought his family and afterward said, 'I never heard anything like that lecture. Mr. Marshall has a strong personality and is a pleasing speaker. He has been a platform man for many years and lectures in about one hundred and fifty cities annually. Excerpts from Letters and the Press Utica (New York) Daily Press The principal lecturer of the day was Edward A. Marshall. Morning, afternoon and evening he spoke before large gatherings. Richmond (Virginia) times-Dispatch Mr. Marshall, using an invention of his own, gave a lecture entirely different from those which had been given up to that time and it proved to be one of the most enjoyable of the series. Buffalo (New York) Courier Mr. Marshall took landscape gardening out of the abstract and brought it into the concrete by means of his novel invention. Greenville (South Carolina) News Mr. Marshall has occupied a prominent place on the programs of Better Homes Expositions held in larger cities throughout the country. His talk on landscape gardening is one which everyone interested in home or civic beautification will thoroughly enjoy and from which they will derive immeasurable benefit. Kalamazoo (Michigan) Gazette Mr. Marshall has become recognized as one of the most interesting features of the Better Homes Show. In greater and greater numbers daily, people have gathered to hear his interesting talks and practical demonstrations of home betterment. Mr. Marshall speaks to over 100,000 people annually. Florence (S. C.) Morning News Review Florence's approaching campaign for a 'City Beautiful' was given a great impetus yesterday by the lectures of Edward A. Marshall. He is a most entertaining speaker, knows his subject and has the ability to impress his views upon his hearers. His addresses yesterday were of the greatest benefit. Columbus (Indiana) Ledger The address of Mr. Marshall proved of big value to his hearers, and its constructive points were coupled with an interesting delivery that kept the audience at attention every moment. The Daily Telegraph, West Virginia Building up before the eyes of the spectators a modern home and landscape scene of marvelous beauty, Edward A. Marshall gave one of the most practical and delightful numbers of the entire Chautauqua program. Warsaw (Indiana) Union Edward A. Marshall, traveler, author and lecturer knows more about beautifying the Home Grounds than the fellow who invented landscape gardening. He attended Harvard; has traveled twice around the world and visited thirty countries; lectured in nearly every state in the union and with it all is a delightful companion and a good fellow. Real Estate Office of Charles B. Hays, Kalamazoo My dear Mr. Marshall: I want to congratulate you on the excellent manner in which you handled the demonstration of landscaping in your lecture at our booth in the Kalamazoo Complete Home Show last week. We received many compliments on the lectures. To my mind the lecture and demonstration make a strong appeal to the listener to build and develop a home. I hope we can make arrangements to repeat the lectures another year. Your Very Truly, Signed, W. C. Hunting, Sales Manager. Canton (Ohio) Daily News A large crowd was in the city Auditorium and such enthusiasm was manifested in the lecture that after Mr. Marshall had finished his talk and demonstration he was greeted with encores and urged to continue. President Michigan Nurserymen's Association The illustrated lectures on Beautifying the Home Grounds, which we employed you to give at the Kalamazoo Complete Home Show last week were a success beyond our fondest expectations. We consider these lectures the feature of the Show thruout the entire week and they have proved to be the most effective advertising we have ever used in this city. We wanted you to have our opinion on these lectures, hence this letter. Yours Tru'y, Signed, C. A. Krill, President Prudential Nursery Co. Fathers and Sons Banquet Mr. E. A. Marshall was principal speaker at the Fathers and Sons banquet held in our auditorium on Jan. 6, 1926, when three hundred and fifty fathers and sons met at the annual Junior High School banquet. I am sure that Mr. Marshall knows men and boys. He held the very best interest and attention as he pictured the fathers and sons and homes in many other countries in contrast to those of our own. His stirring appeal for American fathers and sons to make good was a wonderful climax which we shall always remember. The comment from fathers after the banquet was: Marshall certainly put it over. G. L. Norcross Principal Vine St. School, Kalamazoo. Detroit Builders Exhibition, Inc. Dear Mr. Marshall. We feel that your work in connection with our Eighth Annual Builders Exhibition is productive of more good than can be measured in dollars and cents. It is an uplift work in the community and one that should be put on in connection with home shows throughout the country. We are certainly deeply indebted to you for the good work which you did in connection with our show and trust that we may have the pleasure of having you with us again next year. Very truly yours, Signed, Chas. J. Prost, Sec'y. National Retail Furniture Association My Dear Mr. Marshall: Once again we desire to thank you for the splendid services rendered by you to the Detroit Builders, Realtors and Better Homes Shows. As secretary of the National Furniture Association, and manager of the Detroit Show, it gives me pleasure to recommend your lecture service, and to say that the adaptability and usefulness of your landscape demonstrations are features that should be used in connection with the Better Homes Movement generally throughout the United States. With kind personal regards, Very truly yours, Wm. B. Wreford, Sec'y. Sunday Subject Mr. Marshall often lectures Sundays on his travels abroad using the subject, Religions I saw on the other side of the world. For lecture dates please address LANDSCAPE LECTURE BUREAU 897 Fairview Ave., Kalamazoo, Mich. or Redpath Chautauqua Bureau, Kimball Bldg., Chicago, Ill.
|Title||Edward A. Marshall: traveler - author - lecturer|
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|Personal Name Subject||Marshall, Edward A.|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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|Archival Collection||Redpath Chautauqua Collection|
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