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late 1900's Travel Talks By Hon. Arthur K. Peck IN CUSTER LAND AND INDIAN COUNTRY FOR TERMS AND DATES ADDRESS SLAYTON LYCEUM BUREAU STEINWAY HALL, CHICAGO. ILL. The Peck Travel Talks Figure Quality Lectures Merit favorable consideration by committees seeking the best in the lecture field. That public opinion endorses this declaration the following facts indicate. Ten years' experience on the lecture platform and every engagement faithfully kept. The leading courses in the East, West and South. The Peck Travel Talks commended in words of unqualified praise by competent judges and committees of the largest lecture courses in the U. S. (See testimonials of Stoddard's manager, the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, the leading Universities and the Metropolitan Press.) A season's record: Mr. Peck traveled 30,000 miles and in 8 months addressed audiences in 25 states in the Largest Theatres, Churches and Halls in Chicago, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Toledo, Atlanta, Dayton, New Haven, Newark, Providence, etc. In 60 days 50 Chautauqua dates were filled. On four different occasions on Bryan Day Mr. Peck addressed audiences of 3000 to 8000 people. The N. Y. Yacht Club, Yale, Harvard, Dartmouth, Vassar, Southern and Western Universities, Girard College, Philadelphia. The most exclusive Private Schools and Seminaries. The list further includes the leading Women's Clubs of New England and the West, Normal Schools, Men's Clubs, Y. M. C. A.'s in Brooklyn, Dayton, Logansport, Springfield, Worcester. Church Societies in the large cities. A Peck Travel Talk is a guarantee of a delightful and successful evening's program. A narrative that is full of interest and experience anecdote and humor. Illustrations photographically and artistically the very best. Quality in lecture. Quality in illustration. Quality in presentation. Hon. Arthur K. Peck Boston. Mass. Figure SITATEM QUAM DIVITIAS The Peck Travel Talks 1. The Storm Heroes of Our Coast The Life Saving Service 2. Heroes of the Plains Custer's Land and Indian Country 3. The Roof of the Continent The Heart of the Rockies and the Yosemite 4. The Mightiest Canyon in the World The Grand Canyon of Arizona 5. The Wonderland of America The Yellowstone National Park 6. Our New England Alps The White Mountains of New Hampshire 7. Historic London and England Literary and Historical Shrines and Rural Scenes 8. Old England and Ireland Briton's Isle and Erin's Isle in Stereopticon and Moving Pictures The Storm Heroes of Our Coast THE U. S. LIFE SAVING SERVICE THE PARTICULAR MERITS claimed for this lecture are that it is upon a timely topic of intense interest; that it is instructive for the heroic work of rescue by the surfmen is little understood; that the whole story is a fascinating, thrilling narrative; and that the illustrations both from a photographic and artistic standpoint are really wonderful. The collection is one which has no duplicate, and the difficulties of illustrating a subject dealing with scenes of action in storms, have been met only by four years of patient search for the real photographs. The collection offered comprises the finest surf and wave pictures procurable, breakers dashing against sea-walls hurled in broken columns of spray to a height of 40 feet, wave-washed vessels with crew in the rigging, actual rescues by means of the breeches buoy, ship-wrecked sailors being dragged through the surf nearly drowned, scenes of destruction along the beaches, houses overturned, sand dunes, reefs, wrecks, drills of the Life Savers, upsetting of the life boat. etc. In all 175 views photographically perfect, and colored by the leading colorists of this couutry. These convey a comprehensive knowledge of the valiant work of the brave men of the Life Saving Service. The Lecture Supplemented by Motion Pictures when Desired Storms at Sea. Drills of the Life Savers. Ponderous Waves Sweeping Decks of an Ocean Liner. U.S. Warships in a Hurricane with Decks Awash. Upsetting and Righting of the Life Boat. A Rockbound Coast with Breakers Dashing Over the Cliffs. Actual Scenes of Intense Dramatic Action. This Lecture delivered last season in 25 States. Four times on Bryan Day in Western Chautauquas, and in 50 Chautauquas in 60 days. Audiences, 3000 to 8000 People. Heroes of the Plains CUSTER'S LAND AND INDIAN COUNTRY FEW VISITORS WEND their way to Custer's Battlefield in far off Montana in the heart of the Indian country; but no American visits the spot without paying tribute to the memory of the poor fellows who gave up their lives there on the altar of patriotism. The story of the heroic stand taken by General Custer and his little band of followers on the battlefield of the Little Big Horn River is a page from Indian history and frontier life never to be forgotten. The lecturer visited the battlefield and interviewed participants in the battle by Major Reno's division, the detached portion of Custer's command. The lecturer describes the Sioux and Crow Indian Reservations, horse back trips with the cow boys, explorations in the Bad Lands, digging fossil remains of prehistoric monsters. A journey into the wilderness with the discoverer of the Cliff Dwellings. An exploring trip for miles under ground in a newly discovered cave in the Black Hills. The Wonderland of America THE YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK WHERE NATURE'S TRICKS outrival witchcraft. Here may be found a mountain of glass; geysers which play by time-table; trees that have turned to stone; pools that are tossed at regular intervals in the air; a lake where trout may be caught and the fisherman may, without changing his position, cast a fish on the line into the hot spring and cook it; lakes of hot water; pools of the most beautiful colorings that the imagination can conceive; the remains of twelve forests, which in the ages of the distant past have grown up one above the other, separated by layers of volcanic ashes and lava, trees in each forest marked with the circles of five centuries of time. Lastly, one may behold a grand canyon of enchanting beauty, exquisite coloring, and unrivalled grandeur. Old England and Ireland IN STEREOPTICON AND MOVING PICTURES RURAL ENGLAND'S famous Literary and Historic Shrines: the Cathedrals, Castles, and Palaces, described by the lecturer and illustrated by stereopticon. Ireland's People, Customs, and Rural Life in moving pictures. In place of moving pictures illustrating Erin's Isle, the lecturer offers as a choice, a personally conducted tour to London, and portrays life and describes scenes and historic spots in the great metropolis. A Foreign Travel Talk of great interest. Figure The Roof of the Continent THE HEART OF THE ROCKIES AND THE YOSEMITE THE CLIMB ON HORSEBACK AT NIGHT TO THE SUMMIT OF PIKE'S PEAK THE MAGNIFICENCE of our Western scenery, with the grandeur of Colorado's Canyons and Gorges, is widely portrayed by description and stereoption. Arizona. Descent into the Canyon. It is a personally conducted tour into the Yosemite Valley, the mountain home of the waterfall and cascade, a stage trip through forests thousands of years old, and through the big trees themselves, trip over a desert, a visit to the great farms, a walk through a region of palms and orange blossoms, a trip which is a succession of delightful surprises from beginning to end. Our New England Alps THE WHITE MOUNTAINS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE AMERICA'S SWITZERLAND, so considered by many tourists. The fame of this region is far reaching. The beauty of composition, mountain, forest and stream appeals to all real lovers of Nature. The illustrations for this lecture of a series of artistic gems, taken by the leading scenic photographer in America. The lecturer shows the mountains in summer and autumnal foliage and winter garb; describes a winter's experience on Mount Washington; and with anecdote and bit of humor, faithfully portrays the real old fashioned life of the New England of yesterday. The Mightiest Canyon in the World THE GRAND CANYON OF ARIZONA ACROSS THE PAINTED DESERT, before the advent of the Railroad, and a thrilling record of personal experiences exploring the vast chaotic underworld. The titan of all canyons, 217 miles in length, 14 miles wide, 6600 feet deep. The Pueblo Indians, their settlement, customs and religion, and the weird pagan ceremony of the Snake Dance. Travel Scenes in Moving Pictures THE LEADING LECTURERS on the American Lecture platform today supplement the beautiful colored stereopticon views with moving pictures of travel scenes and depict in action the habits, customs and every-day life of the people whose country is being described. Mr. Peck, realizing, a number of years ago, the future demands of the lecture field, was among the very first to offer moving pictures to his patrons to supplement Travel Lectures when desired. Today, he has assembled a large collection to illustrate his lecture on the Life Saving Service; and his American and Foreign Travel Talks. The best the markets of Europe and America afford comprises this collection. A partial list includes: Moving Pictures A Perilous ascent of a high peak by famous guides, and party scaling almost inaccessible heights. The Swiss Engadine in Winter. Western Canyons, Waterfalls, Mountain Torrents, Geysers in action, Trails, Western Life, Bucking Bronchos, Feats of Horsemanship, Buffalo, Elk, the big game of the Rockies, Indian Settlements and Indian Life, Indian Dances, Volcanoes in eruption, Harvesting Machines in operation, the Petrified Forest, the Big Trees. Ireland's people, customs and rural life, Dublin, Bridge Bank, Rotunda, Sackville St., O'Connell Monument, Father Mathew's Monument, Nelson Monument, Great Britain St Cork—Patrick St., Old Clothes Market, Blarney Castle, Near view of Blarney Castle, Irish Round Tower, Old Churchyard, Cork, Grave of Michael Davitt, Hayfield Harvesting, Shannon Rapids Limerick Treaty Stone, Limerick, Castle Bridge, Shannon Falls, Digging Peat, Donkeys, Irish Jig, Irish Milkmaid, Irish Beauty, Town Crier, The Old Home, Etc. Storms at Sea, Moonlight on the Ocean, the Turning of the Tide, Drills of the Life Savers, Departure of Life Boat in a Storm, Upsetting and Righting of Life Boat, Ponderous Waves sweeping decks of Ocean Liner, Rock-bound Coast with Breakers dashing over Cliffs, U. S. Warships in a hurricane. Actual scenes of intense dramatic action. Testimonials and Press Notices From High Authorities Including The Largest Lecture Course in America THE BROOKLYN INSTITUTE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES. One of the most instructive and enjoyable evenings of the entire season. Your lecture is a lesson in heroism and patriotism. It should be heard by every man, woman and child from the Atlantic to the Pacific. FRANKLIN W. HOOPER, Director of Lectures. SPRINGFIELD Y. M. C. A., IN COURT SQUARE THEATRE. Press comment: The largest audience of the season. Audience especially appreciative, as the frequent bursts of genuine applause showed. A vivid narrative of the terrific energy of the storm along the coast and the awful tragedies or the sea. THE HEAD OF THE LIFE SAVING SERVICE. Treasury Department, Washington, D. C. Office General Superintendent Life Saving Service. I feel that I must fall short in expressing in this letter my admiration for your lecture. I do not recollect when I have spent an evening so delightfully. The story of the Life Saving Service, as told by you, is a splendid one, and set forth with pictures of the highest order. HORACE L. PIPER, Asst. Gen. Supt. U. S. L. S. S. DEAN OF TEMPLE COLLEGE, PHILADELPHIA. Full of information and sparkling with wit. The pictures were exceedingly beautiful. REV. JOHN GORDON. (A return engagement.) HARVARD. Lecture delivered before the students of Harvard College. A larger and more enthusiastic audience than I have seen this year at any similar entertainment in the Harvard Union. A lecture decidedly worth hearling. HENRY S. THOMPSON, Treasurer Harvard Union. DARTMOUTH COLLEGE. One of the most successful entertainments of the year. The lecture more than filled expectations, as continued applause throughout it would evidence. Mr. Peck proved an excellent speaker, mingling humor with pathos in delightful variation. (A return engagement at once solicited.) (A return engagement.) YALE UNIVERSITY. Commenting on lecture in Yale University course, the New Haven Palladium makes announcement as follows: Mr. Peck has no superior on this subject in the country. The views the finest ever seen in this city. The coloring is as near perfect as can be made. (A return engagement.) JOHN L. STODDARD'S MANAGER. Your lecture on The Life Saving Service gave great satisfaction. The subject matter was particularly well treated and the views were really wonderful. In my long experience in the lecture field I have never met any one better equipped than you to instruct and interest the public. I heartily congratulate you on your good work. FREDERIC O. NORTH. Hundreds of press notices and testimonials express in varied language similar evidences of approval. The Peck Travel Talks possess merit; the illustrations photographic and artistic excellence.
|Title||Arthur K. Peck|
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|Personal Name Subject||Peck, Arthur K.|
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