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The Story of the Early Whalemen A LECTURE Illustrated by Motion Pictures Figure It is a theme which the lecturer adapts to meet the requirements of your group and whose list of engagements includes the finest of: Educational Institutions Men's Clubs Women's Clubs Social Assemblies Church Gatherings Service Clubs Boys and Girls Groups A. J. Garceux, Chairman Committee, Harvard Club, Boston, Mass. I know you will be pleased to hear that we were all very much pleased with your lecture at the club last evening, and to know that we had the largest crowd of the season. Let me know if you have some other sort of lecture so that we may have you again. Note Particularly Page Three Figure A Dead Whale or a Stove Boat A MIGHTY narrative of inspirational courage and the majestic beauty of ships and the sea. A travellogue unsurpassed in historical and educational values. The story from its sudden initial interest to the dying of the final splendid ocean sunset scene will intensely thrill and grip you. Its appeal is universal, equally interesting men and women, boys and girls; stirring the soul of every one who loves to hear of heroic deeds. It reveals an heretofore little known page of American courage and fortitude. The theme may be unfamiliar but is dealt with in such a unique way that it produces a Strange, Mystical, Beautiful Romance that will interest you far beyond your expectation and will occupy your thought long after the lecture has left your presence. The comments following every lecture are all in perfect harmony with the few we have the opportunity to bring to your attention. Figure Convincing Comments Professor Thomas N. Carver, Harvard University The lecture was literally one of the most interesting and instructive I have ever attended. I hope many thousands will have the pleasure of hearing it and that they will enjoy it as much as I did. Professor E. G. Conklin, Princeton University (Woods Hole Lab. Lecture) Audience one of the largest ever assembled in our new auditorium—and safe to say as critical as you will ever address—lecture both interesting and profitable. I have heard only words of praise for your presentation of the subject—rare advantage of first hand knowledge. Professor Stanley C. Ball, Curator, Peabody Museum, Yale University I can assure you that it was one of the very best natural history lectures given at the university since I have been in New Haven. Mrs. Grace Morrison Poole, National Vice-President of the American Federation of Women's Clubs I shall be very glad to have you use my name in connection with your publicity. I don't know when I have enjoyed an afternoon more than when I heard you in New Bedford. Dr. A. Z. Conrad, D.D., Pastor Park Street Church, Boston, Mass. Mr. Howland's lecture was admirably given and gave a graphic description of the heroic, courageous engagements of the Whaling Fleet that left the shore of New England generations ago. We commend this lecture to a looking for entertainment which combines with entertaining features instruction along lines unusual. Churches and other Societies seeking suitable and attractive entertainment cannot do better than to engage Mr. Howland. Clifford W. Ashley, New Bedford, Mass. Author and Artist of The Yankee Whaler, the most notable of recent books on whaling Whaleboats in action were bully — Some of the best sea pieces I have ever seen — Magnificent photographic record — Whaling discussed understandingly — Charles F. D. Belden, Director of the Public Library of the City of Boston I am writing to thank you for the lecture which you gave us last evening. It is hard to say how your presentation of the romantic story of the whaling industry and its significance in American life could have been improved. Coatsville, Pa., Evening Paper More than 2000 people were in attendance. . . . The program was a very excellent one and had many dramatic moments which brought the hearers to the edges of their seats. Figure Figure The Pictures T HESE were taken by the direction of Mr. Howland by a professional camera man specifically to illustrate this particular story. The film is standard size, non-inflamable theatrical stock and does not require a booth for projection. Projection Equipment The lecturer is able to provide all needed projector equipment and an operator. This does not increase the lecture charges materially. Charges Every effort is made by arranging dates to bring this program within the financial reach of all groups. Figure General Outline INTRODUCTION Historical setting. America's pre-eminence from Colonial Days. Stirring tributes from the pens and lips of eminent men, songs of praise that will inspire you. FIRST SERIES OF COLORED SLIDES AND OLD LOG BOOK RECORDS Old ships, wharf scenes and their stories. Startling facts concerning the natural history of the whale, the very giant of creation. The enormous flukes and the damage it has done to men and boats. The narrative of three ships destroyed by sperm whales. FIRST REEL OF MOTION PICTURES The youth leaves home. Preparing the ship for the long voyage. Bound out to sea, out into days and nights of toil and danger. Navigation aboard an Old Square Rigger. Important equipment, harpoons, lances, bomb guns, huge cutting in gear. Tales of punishment aboard a whaler. SECOND SERIES OF COLORED SLIDES, ETC. Loss of the Barque British Monarch burned at sea 700 miles off the coast of Africa. Interesting incidents of barter and trade upon savage cannibal islands SECOND REEL OF MOTION PICTURES At mast head. Thar she blows. Lowering the boats. The chase which sometimes lasted all day long. Harpooning; many a harpooner has been drawn, in a twinkling, into the depths of the sea, caught in the flying coils of the line. Fast to the whale, a fierce ride which many a time took the men far into the night. Bending on the drug. Lancing. THIRD SERIES OF COLORED SLIDES, ETC. Dark blood reddens the sea. Triple tragedy aboard the Barque Mermaid. The dead whale alongside. THIRD REEL OF MOTION PICTURES Cutting in scenes. Horse pieces and thin Bible leaves. The smoking, blazing try works flaming the stygian darkness of midnight seas. The mammoth casks shipped home from far across the oceans. The glorious sun sets over the crashing surf and the mysterious sea leaving memories of adventures which have never been excelled and rarely equalled. In conjunction with every scene Mr. Howland has a story to tell. Figure Figure CHESTER S. HOWLAND Mr. Chester S. Howland, the Lecturer, is the son of an old New Bedford Whaling Captain, Captain George L. Howland of the Barque Canton. Captain Howland was once honored by the British Government for the rescue of a portion of the unfortunate Barque British Monarch, burned at sea. Mr. Howland's story is authentic. Address all communications to Secretary, Miss Sally Cook 425 Cottage Street, New Bedford, Mass.
|Title||The story of the early whalemen: a lecture illustrated by motion pictures|
|Topical Subject (LCSH)||
|Personal Name Subject||Howland, Chester Scott|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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|Archival Collection||Redpath Chautauqua Collection|
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|Number of Pages||9|
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