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1903 Figure Ernest Thompson Seton THE STUDEBAKER CHICAGO AT ELEVEN O'CLOCK APRIL 23 Address WILLIAM SMITH WILLIAMS, Sole Manager 613 STEINWAY HALL, CHICAGO Write for Terms SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT SEASON OF NINETEEN HUNDRED THREE AND FOUR ERNEST THOMPSON Figure SETON AND HIS Wild Animal Friends Figure MR. WILLIAM SMITH WILLIAMS takes great pleasure in announcing that he has completed arrangements for the exclusive management of MR. ERNEST THOMPSON SETON'S lectures for the coming season, and is now offering the public an extended opportunity of seeing and hearing the most noted naturalist and student of Wild Animal Life of the day. During the last season Mr. Seton has traveled and lectured twenty-six weeks, averaging ten lectures a week; in all, two hundred and sixty lectures, covering about twenty-six thousand miles travel in thirty-two states, including Utah, California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Manitoba and Ontario. During that time he has addressed over 300,000 children and 200,000 grown-ups. Everywhere crowded houses welcome him. Invariably the matinee lectures have the largest attendance, mostly children. The whole human family is his public, because every human being loves wild animals; the rich and the poor, the learned and the unlearned, are alike interested and enthusiastic auditors. All of Mr. Seton's writings and drawings descriptive of the personality of wild animals are enhanced many fold by his inimitable description of them from his own lips. It is seldom that an author-artist is gifted with the ability to entertain upon the lecture platform, but Mr. Ernest Thompson Seton is as clever with his voice as with his pen and pencil. IN ODD CATLIKE POSITIONS LECTURES FOR SEASON 1903-1904 THE PERSONALITY OF WILD ANIMALS WILD ANIMALS I HAVE KNOWN WILD ANIMALS AT HOME ANIMAL HEROES NEW ADVENTURES OF ANIMAL FRIENDS THE INDIAN AS I KNOW HIM (New) Two Little Savages. JUST OUT. A beautiful Christmas present for the children. DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & CO., Publishers. COMPLIMENTS OF THE PRESS NEW YORK HERALD — Mr. Thompson Seton's strong sympathy with animals, his keen and discriminating powers of observation, his thoroughly original and graphic manner of presenting his facts, combined with his unusually attractive personality, make him easily the leading lecturer in his chosen field. NEW YORK EVENING SUN —Mr. Thompson Seton is not only an observer and a naturalist, he is a philosopher. He believes that animals have their individuality just as men have. BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE —Of Mr. Thompson Seton's ability to hold the attention of his auditors, even when they are very juvenile, the following incident will serve as an example. The theatre was in total darkness, save for the white patch of light thrown upon the picture screen by the stereopticon. There was a dead silence broken only by the smothered gasps of small boys and girls as the lecturer told how Lobo, the king wolf of the Currumpaw pack, took bloody vengeance for the murder of the beautiful white wolf who was his mate. Lobo crept up to our cabin at night, said Mr. Thompson Seton, and we were awakened by a stifled yelp. Then all was still. We knew what had happened. In the morning we found that Lobo had seized our pet dog and torn him into little pieces. Suddenly a small voice piped shrill and high through the darkness: What did he tore up the dog for? Like a wise man Mr. Thompson Seton didn't stop to solve the problem but kept right on with the story of the plot that led to Lobo'sundoing, and which is familiar to those who have been fortunate enough to read Wild Animals I Have Known.—Feb. 14, 1900. BROOKLYN STANDARD UNION Mr. Thompson Seton has wrought out a field entirely his own, in which he is an unquestioned master, and it is decided good fortune that will bring him at an early day a second time to Brooklyn. —Feb. 14, 1900. WILLIAM WINTER IN THE NEW YORK TRIBUNE —Mr. Thompson Seton has opened a new field. He tells us things that we did not know before; his talk is vital with the spirit of adventure, and, whether grave or playful, he wins by his correctness and truth. PHILADELPHIA PUBLIC LEDGER —The announcement of Ernest Thompson Seton's two lectures on wild animals drew very large audiences to Witherspoon Hall yesterday afternoon and evening, and they were well repaid for going. Mr. Thompson Seton is one of the most entertaining lecturers now on the platform. He has a way of putting things, without straining after effect, which captures his audience at the start, and holds it to the finish. He has wonderful powers of narrative, and as his lectures are principally composed of stories, mostly drawn from his own experience, they are attractive for this cause alone, but when illustrated, as they are, with camera and pencil, they are a rare treat. Figure THE GRAY WOLF'S CALL Come on! was the cry of the great gray wolf, Come on! was the gray wolf's cry! It cleft the air like a jagged steel, It tore the shuddering sky, Thrilled far to the shore of the frozen sea, Rang south were the marshes lie. The freezing calm of the still black woods Was rent by that fearful yell; And fluff of feather and tuft of fur Hid close—for they know it well. The dry snow crunched to a padded foot— Where a gaunt gray shadow fell. For the pack had heard. Tho' the winter stars Were hid by a great gray veil, There is no night like the moonless dark For harry and hunt and trail. The pack had heard; in their beds they stirred And sharp ears pricked to the tale. Out from their beds of rotting leaves, In their fetid caves and dens; From coverts of twisted roots and vines In dank and rustling fens,— From the south they gathered by twos and threes, From the north they swarmed by tens. The great gray wolf in the open stood, With eyes of exultant flame, To see how they came with sides asteam, How with lolling tongues they came. …This is the pack of the King of the Wolves,— This is the gray wolf's fame! —Florence Alt Gibbs. Figure A Woman Tenderfoot. By MRS. GRACE GALLATIN THOMPSON SETON. A true and beautiful story of a woman's experience while roughing it in the West. Publish d by DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & CO. THE MAN OF THE HOUR The Boston Congregationalist —Great gatherings of children attended eagerly all the lectures which Ernest Thompson Seton has been giving in Boston. Not that all his audience were young in years, or small in stature, but big and little they all brought the child's love of adventure and a story, and most of all fondness for animals. And Mr. Seton is as fascinating as his books. In person he looks like a man who has lived much out of doors and shaken himself free of restraints and conventionalities. Yet he is perfectly at home on the platform and speaks with ease and a natural straightforwardness and simplicity good to hear. He is a born story-teller and carries his audience along with him in breathless interest, oblivious of time. Now it is a laughable story of how a cat held off a bear to protect her family of kittens, then it is the pathetic story of Lobo, the Wolf, which reduced others besides the little ones to tears. His stereopticon pictures—some of them from photographs, others from his own drawings—add much to the effectiveness of his talk and delight the children. He shows bears, foxes, coyotes, rabbits, prairie dogs, deer and elk, and the queer tracks wild animals make in the snow. But the most unique feature is the lecturer's imitation of animal cries and calls to their little ones. They are quite indescribable, and give one an eery sensation of wildness and remoteness from civilization. Mr. Seton's first Boston lecture, in Steinert Hall, for the benefit of the Animal Rescue League, was so overcrowded that many turned away disappointed; so he repeated it as a special treat to children on St. Valentine's Day in Tremont Temple to over 2,000 people, young and old. How well they enjoyed it, many a giggle and de lighted exclamation testified. Grown people carried away an impression of the lecurer's strong sympathy for animals. He looks forward to the day, which has even now begun, when hunters shall go out into the wilderness with cameras, instead of guns, in their hands. THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF THE BOOKS WRITTEN and ILLUSTRATED BY MR. ERNEST THOMPSON SETON Wild Animals I Have Known The Trail of the Sand Hill Stag Lives of the Hunted Lobo, Rag and Vixen Krag and Johnny Bear Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, Fifth Ave., New York The Biography of a Grizzly Published by the Century Co., Union Square, New York Wild Animal Play and TWO LITTLE SAVAGES JUST OUT A WOMAN TENDERFOOT BY MRS. GRACE GALLATIN THOMPSON SETON Published by Doubleday, Page & Co., New York Figure Wild Animal Play. A charming little drama for children. DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & CO., Publishers.
|Title||Ernest Thompson Seton|
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|Personal Name Subject||Seton, Ernest Thompson|
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