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Field Museum presents— PAUL G. DALLWIG The Layman Lecturer SUNDAY AFTERNOON at FIELD MUSEUM Figure The Director invites you to hear these Dramatic Lectures EVERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT 2 O'CLOCK From November, 1941, through May, 1942 FIFTH SEASON Dramatizing Natural History Subjects for Adults Lecture Dates and Subjects for 1941-42 Season Gems, Jewels and Junk Under this title the Layman Lecturer will— NOVEMBER:2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 1941 Figure —open Nature's jewel-chest and trace precious and semiprecious gem-stones from their original home in the mother-rocks to their ultimate resting place in a jewelry store, museum collection or milady's personal jewel chest. —tell about the superstitions that led to the custom of wearing gem-stones as charms against evil, against illness, to bring good luck, or to further the cause of love. —tell how imitation and synthetic gem-stones are produced and how to test their artificiality. Mysterious Night-Riders of the Sky Under this title the Layman Lecturer will— DECEMBER:7, 14, 21, and 28, 1941 Figure —explain the differences between Comets, Meteors, and Meteorites and tell the fascinating stories connected with the more important meteoritic falls. —dramatize an imaginary trip to the Moon, all observations being based on known scientific facts. Scene I. —The Take-off Scene II. —Trip Through the Stratosphere Scene III.—A Day on the Moon Nature's March of Time Under this title the Layman Lecturer will— JANUARY:4, 11, 18, and 25, 1942 Figure —carry you through the principal stages of animal life from the earliest fishes, reptiles, and mammals to the beginning of Man—a span of about 600 million years. —dramatize a trip into a prehistoric forest of 250 million years ago. —dramatize a fight, typical of the ceaseless struggle for existence, between Tyrannosaurus and Triceratops, the two most vicious dinosaurs of the reptilian world. —dramatize actual Museum expeditions. Scene I. —Colorado. Finding of a dinosaur skeleton. Scene II. —Gobi desert. Finding of dinosaur eggs. Scene III.—California. Struggle of prehistoric animals caught in the tar-pits. Digging Up the Cave Man's Past Under this title the Layman Lecturer will— FEBRUARY:1, 8, 15, and 22, 1942 Figure —trace the physical evolution of man, and his cultural development through the Old and New Stone Ages, with special attention to prehistoric art. —take you on an intimate visit to the Neanderthal family in their cave home and to the later Cro-Magnons, the Sun-worshippers, and the Swiss Lake-dwellers. —dramatize a prehistoric murder as it might have occurred due to jealousy over the beautiful Magdalenian woman whose skeleton is on exhibition at the Museum together with the weapon that killed her. Scene I. —Cave of Gargas, France. Scene II.—Cap-Blanc rock-shelter, France. The Parade of the Races Under this title the Layman Lecturer will— MARCH:1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 1942 Figure —make clear the physical characteristics that differentiate the races of mankind, bringing each bronze in the Hall of Man (sculptures by Malvina Hoffman) to life with human interest stories. —carry you from the depths of jungle forests to the palaces of princes in an imaginary trip around the world to give you a finer understanding of the principal races of mankind. —acquaint you with a beauty parlor where tattooing, scarification and disfiguration are considered beauty aids—a different type of permanent. Romance of Diamonds from Mine to Man Under this title the Layman Lecturer will— APRIL:5, 12, 19, and 26, 1942 Figure —tell the story of diamonds from their original find through the various stages of mining, sorting, cutting, polishing, pricing, and marketing. —tell the fascinating story of hate, love, greed, and murder attached to the successive ownership of the world's famous diamonds. —dramatize in word pictures the finding and mining of diamonds in South Africa. Act I. —The Original Find Act II. —The Diamond Rush Act III.—An Evening in the Compound Act IV.—A Trip Through a Diamond Mine Who's Who in the Mounted Zoo Under this title the Layman Lecturer will— MAY:3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, 1942 Figure —tell the whole story about the late giant panda, Su-Lin. —relate the exciting story of the two man-eating lions of Tsavo, who devoured over 130 human beings before they were finally shot by Col. J. H. Patterson. —tell interesting observed incidents in the life of wild animals illustrating their intelligence and their behavior under both normal and abnormal conditions. —explain the modern art of taxidermy in the mounting of animals for Museum habitat groups. —dramatize—A Day in Africa. NOTE: The same lecture is repeated each Sunday during the month IMPORTANT These Lectures start promptly at 2 P.M. in Stanley Field Hall, and end at 4:30 P.M. There is a half-hour intermission during the lecture for relaxation, or for a cup of tea or coffee in the Museum Cafeteria where smoking is permitted. In order to avoid interruptions, please be on hand five or ten minutes before 2 o'clock in order to give ample time to check wraps and exchange your ticket for an identification badge admitting you to the various halls in which the lecture is being progressively given. These halls are closed to other museum visitors during the lecture. And—please check your wraps and overcoats at the entrance immediately upon arrival. This will not only save time but add to your own comfort and that of the group. Carrying your coat or wraps takes up the room of one extra person and we are trying to accommodate comfortably as many persons as possible. I shall greatly appreciate your thoughtfulness in this respect. PAUL G. DALLWIG The Layman Lecturer PLEASE TURN PAGE FIELD MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY Roosevelt Road and Field Drive, Chicago INFORMATION ABOUT RESERVATIONS You may make your reservations in person with the attendant at the north entrance, by filling in and mailing coupon below, or by telephoning the Museum—Wabash 9410. If, after making a reservation, you find you cannot attend, please notify the Museum at once so that your reservation may be transferred to someone on the waiting list. There is no charge for these Sunday lectures and admission to the Museum on Sundays is free. It is necessary, however, to make a reservation for each lecture separately and receive an identification ticket, as the number that can be accommodated is limited. The Museum is easily accessible by automobile (parking space north of Museum), street car (Roosevelt Road), Elevated (transfer to surface car at Roosevelt Road), or by Bus (No. 26 from Jackson and Michigan) to the south entrance of the Museum. CLIFFORD C. GREGG, Director Figure PLEASE TURN PAGE The Layman Lecturer Field Museum takes pleasure in again presenting Paul G. Dallwig, the Layman Lecturer, in his fifth season of lectures at the Museum. Mr. Dallwig, a member of Field Museum, is a Chicago professional and business man whose interest in scientific subjects from the popular Paul G. Dallwig The Layman Lecturer angle has led him to develop an entirely new technique in presenting scientific information to his audiences, both at the Museum and on the public lecture platform, in such an interesting manner that his work has received national and international recognition with articles in both American and foreign magazines. He is an impressive and forceful speaker, and with his fine sense of humor and keen sense of the dramatic he makes his subjects live, whether it be figuratively to put flesh on the bones of prehistoric animal skeletons, dramatize the life of our prehistoric caveman ancestors, weave human interest stories about the sculptures depicting the living races of mankind, dramatize the spectacular performances of meteors and meteorites, make mounted animals in the habitat group seem to live, or give you a finer appreciation of the beauty and romance attached to precious gem-stones. Mr. Dallwig carries into his work an enthusiasm and a desire for accurate information which would do credit to a true professional scientist. His research among his chosen subjects includes the facilities of his own splendid library, the Library and collections of Field Museum, and frequent interviews with members of the Museum staff. He spares neither time nor effort in the preparation of his scripts. Mr. Dallwig's activities for Field Museum are wholly unselfish. He receives no compensation from either the Museum or his audience. He is making a truly notable contribution in public service and in the dissemination of scientifically correct information. In appreciation of his services, the Director of Field Museum appointed him a volunteer member of its staff with the title—The Layman Lecturer.
|Title||Paul G. Dallwig|
|Topical Subject (LCSH)||Lecturers|
|Personal Name Subject||Dallwig, Paul G.|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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|Archival Collection||Redpath Chautauqua Collection|
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