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Figure IN THE CELLARS OF THE WORLD with Russell T. Neville The Cave Man Visit Nature's hidden beauties portrayed by exclusive and original motion pictures Address KEWANEE, ILLINOIS CARLSBAD Cavern, owned by the United States Government and operated for the pleasure of the public under the direction of the National Park Service, is one of the world's largest and most wonderful Caves. Mr. Neville was given special permission by the Department of the Interior to make motion and still photographs in this mighty subterranean wonderland. With the co-operation of the Superintendent and his Staff, Mr. Neville visited parts of the Cavern not open to the public. Utilizing all of the experience gained in photographing a hundred caves, he made motion and still pictures of places and formations that you may never be able to see. These are depicted with the skill and artistry that Mr. Neville brings to all his photographic work. You will have a new appreciation of the wonders of Nature after you have seen these unusual pictures. Many of Mr. Neville's cave pictures have been accorded signal honors in the leading Photographic Salons and exhibitions all over the world. The above is one of his pictures selected and hung at the Royal Photographic Salon,—England's renowned photographic exhibition. MR. Neville has been exploring and photographing Caves all over the United States for several years. During that time, he has travelled perhaps a thousand miles underground. He has carried his cameras up and down over huge rocks, crawled through water worn crevices so small it seemed impossible to negotiate them even without the heavy camera equipment,- all the while making his wonderful series of interesting cave pictures. Working under photographic difficulties and physical hazards which have seemed insurmountable, Mr. Neville has succeeded, nevertheless, in bringing before the public by motion pictures, beautiful scenes of formations you cannot possibly see for yourself. Combined with this, he presents them in a highly artistic and entertaining manner. A Camera Journey through Underground Fairylands with Russell T. Neville, the Cave Man CAVE photography is essentially very hazardous and difficult. Combined with the risks of original cave exploration,- traversing uncharted pathways shrouded in eternal darkness where unseen, unknown dangers lurk in every shadow, there are serious technical photographic problems to be solved. Well grounded in the requirements of a pleasing picture, Mr. Neville has used all his ability in the production of wonderful lightings and pictorial compositions. Producing his own light by means of powerful flares, each giving 72,000 candle power he combats the unfavorable conditions which are found in caves and interesting effects are secured which lend enchantment to the scenes. Three reels of standard size (35mm.) motion picture film are available for use. A portable motion picture projector can be furnished. Many beautifully hand colored lantern slides may be used if desired. This motion picture film is the first and only attempt ever made to present on the screen, the hidden, underground marvels of Nature. MR. Neville is a cave explorer and photographer. Beginning as a hobby, this work has developed into a serious attempt to portray and present these little known beauties hidden far below the surface of the earth. Interesting experiences galore have fallen to Mr. Neville's lot in this exploration work. Caves have been discovered; well known caves have been explored to greater distances,- and all the time his cameras have been making a faithful and unique record of his travels into the Realms of Night. Mr. Neville's expedition into Old Salts Cave (July 1927) went into places never before seen by white explorers. His party was in the Cave on this trip for fifty-one hours and thirty-five minutes. He discovered and brought to light a considerable quantity of material left by the mysterious Cave Men of long ago. This is shown in the pictures and commented upon by Mr. Neville who has devoted much time to the study of the prehistoric folk who inhabited this mighty subterranean labyrinth many hundreds of years ago. Figure Some Recent Engagements Mr. Neville has an appeal to all Nature Lovers. The character and high standing of the organizations where he has spoken shows the widespread interest in his subject. His lectures and pictures are enjoyed by all popular audiences. Some recent engagements include: Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago Chicago Academy of Sciences (Four times in three years). Rockford College, Rockford, Illinois Dip and Strike Club, Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois The DeVry Summer School of Visual Education, WLS, Prairie Farmer Station, Chicago Studio of Mr. Lorado Taft, Chicago Polytechnic Society, Chicago University Club, Fort Wayne, Indiana Twentieth Century Club, Oshkosh, Wisconsin University Club of Evanston, Illinois Prairie Club, Chicago DeKalb County Teachers' Institute, DeKalb, Illinois Adventurers' Club of Chicago Fort Dearborn Camera Club, Chicago Graduation Exercises, Eighth Grades, Will County, Joliet, Illinois Wilmette Public Schools, Wilmette, Illinois Wisconsin Woman's Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin WOC, Davenport, Iowa WMAQ, The Chicago Daily News, Radio Photologue The Milwaukee Museum, The Academy of Sciences Buffalo, New York Carnegie Museum Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as well as many Woman's Clubs, Parent-Teachers Clubs and Church organizations. THE MIDWAY STUDIOS 6016 ELLIS AVENUE CHICAGO November 24, 1928. Mr. Russell T. Neville, Kewanee, Illinois. Dear Mr. Neville:- I meant to write you earlier, of the pleasure you gave us. I have been from Grand Junction, Colorado, to Atlantic City since I saw you. You certainly have a unique and notable lecture. Your pictures are wonderfully fine and the adventures that lie behind them are very thrilling. In spite of all the beauty that you have brought to light I heartily testify that no reward would ever get me into those tight places! Cordially yours, Lor Taft It has been said: Wonderfully beautiful pictures, with interesting, artistic lighting effects. Some of Mr. Neville's wonderful cave pictures, with the swirling smoke from the flares, might well be used to illustrate Dante's Inferno. When I say that we were happy over your lecture and pictures last Saturday night, I am expressing what all of the Club present thought. To think that it was possible for you to devise ways and means to take such vivid moving pictures in caves, is remarkable. I heard one member says, Seeing such pictures is in itself an education about facts in Nature that most of us never meet.—C. D. Hardy, University Club of Evanston, Chairman Entertainment Committee. He is an interesting speaker and interests his audience fully, He is the best authority we have on caves and has the best collection of lantern slides and motion pictures on this subject that I have ever seen or heard of. I am sure that people everywhere should have an opportunity to hear his splendid lectures.—Dr. Henry C. Cowles, Chairman, Department of Botany, University of Chicago, and President of the Chicago Academy of Sciences.
|Title||In the cellars of the world|
|Topical Subject (LCSH)||
|Personal Name Subject||Neville, Russell Trall|
|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||4|
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