|Previous||1 of 3||Next|
small (250x250 max)
medium (500x500 max)
large ( > 500x500)
Loading content ...
Vest Dunning Well Known Naturalist 50 Hamilton Place N.Y.C. Figure Remarkable Lecture About Birds Illustrated with Beautiful Slides and Wonderful Imitations of Bird Songs and Calls by Natural Whistling This is an exceptionally fine entertainment with great educational value Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Vest Dunning, the human song bird, was born in the beautiful and romantic atmosphere of the Ozark Mountains in Missouri, where he spent the first twenty-six years of his life. From the time he was old enough to walk (before his recollection but of family record) he showed the most astonishing interest in birds. At the age of ten he started to imitate them. Days were spent in the study of the feathered denizens of the air, field and forest, which brought down stern rebuke at home as a waste of the precious hours that should be devoted to books, but now the early love of the little naturalist has proven its value. In those childhood years he would often be asked, Why do you study birds and not spelling? and the small boy who was nicknamed Birdie, would always reply, I love the birds of color and their beautiful songs, so wonderfully sweet that I can listen to them year after year, month after month, week after week, day after day, and never tire of them. Wherever Mr. Dunning lectures he delights his audiences and is asked to return; the unquestionable sign of success. His lecture, entitled Bird Calls from the Canary to the Giant Eagle, is illustrated with slides and imitations of birds by natural whistling. Upon request a valuable feature which Mr. Dunning adds to his entertaining lecture, is information as to the proper construction and location of of bird houses, to attract the birds. Figure Above cuts of Model Bird Houses were loaned by The Popular Mechanics Magazine Figure Figure Figure Bird houses should be near homes and summer camps. Manual training classes as well as nature classes are interested in Mr. Dunning's remarkable talks. PRESS NOTICES AND EXTRACTS FROM LETTERS OF APPRECIATION. Mr. Dunning entertains as well as instructs and his talks are very popular.— N. Y. Times. Mr. Dunning is a revelation. Famous as a bird imitator and naturalist, he entertains as well as instructs. We hope he will come back as it is the kind of an entertainment we should like to hear again.— Norwalk (Conn.) Hour. It was gratifying to note the excellent comments upon your talk in our Young Members' Course last Saturday. Please accept our thanks for the same. CHARLES D. ATKINS, Director, The Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences. I wish to thank you for your delightful Bird Calls at the Luncheon of the National Society Daughters of the Empire State. All appreciated your whistling. Beside being a pleasure to hear you it is an education. JULIA SARGEANT CHASE, President. Your bird lyrics were much enjoyed. JAMES B. T. DEMAREST, Treasurer, New York Schoolmasters' Club. You gave us one of the most unusual and charming entertainments it has been our good fortune to enjoy. You deserve unstinted praise for your patience and care in preparing your unique program of Bird Songs. Our heartiest good wishes and appreciation to you. J. FLETCHER SHERA, President Musicians' Club of New York, Inc. On behalf of the Public Lecture Association I wish to thank you for the novel and interesting presentation of some of the song birds, and their songs at the Luncheon last Saturday. I heard nothing but favorable comment on all sides. Not all of your auditors knew all of your bird imitations, but they knew enough of them to be sure that you were giving life-like representations, especially of the canary and the mocking bird. Your rendition of 'Listen to the Mocking Bird' with Piano accompaniment was very fine indeed. WENDELL M. THOMAS, Assistant Director of Lectures, Chairman, Entertainment Committee N. Y. P. L. Association. I wish to express our appreciation of the fine talk Mr. Vest Dunning gave us at Assembly when he addressed our boys on 'Birds and Bird Calls.' His familiar manner soon won his audience, and they were delighted with his remarkable imitation of birds. I am sure his lecture will be very much appreciated by young people anywhere who have any realization of the fascinating study he has made of our feathered friends. JOHN L. HANEY, President, Central High School, Philadelphia.
|Topical Subject (LCSH)||
|Personal Name Subject||Dunning, Vest|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
|Contributing Institution||University of Iowa. Libraries. Special Collections Dept.|
|Archival Collection||Redpath Chautauqua Collection|
|Rights Management||Educational use only, no other permissions given. U.S. and international copyright laws may protect this digital image. Commercial use or distribution of the image is not permitted without prior permission of the copyright holder.|
|Contact Information||Contact the Special Collections Dept. at The University of Iowa Libraries: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/spec-coll/contact/index/|
|Number of Pages||3|
|Digitization Specifications||Scanned at 600 dpi, 32-bit color. Master image available in tiff format.|