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Friday
Oct222010

(Part 5) 1935 Trip to New York Scrapbook

Hello all.  Today we continue with the New York Scrapbook from our Mrs. O'Brien.  Today will see a nice artifact from her trip and I'll introduce you to our author....

This page of the program features the events of the first night of the A.G.O. convention.  This is the first event that Mrs. O'Brien attended.  She referred to the performers as "neither were any good."  At least she's honest.  The rest of the page is clips from the program which appear to be advertisements and mentions of the convention locals, featured musicians and places of interest for musicians.

Here you see the artifact that I think is the most important piece in the whole scrapbook.  I'm glad she included it.  It's her personal convention name pin which I assume she either got on the Monday evening or at some early point in the week.  The metal adornment features the phrase "Soli Deo Gloria" which is latin for "Glory to God Alone."  Behind the phrase on a scroll is a tall stack of pipe organs. 

Below, I would like to introduce you to our author.  She had a picture taken by an aquaintance at the top of the "tallest Rockefeller Building", as she quotes.  This would have been the General Electric Building.  She makes mention of the gusty winds. 

In a few of the photos in the scrapbook, it appears she tried to hand tint the photos.  None of them really ever got off the ground which the attempt, but it was nice to see her trying things.  See you tomorrow!

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Reader Comments (3)

These are just wonderful! Wow! Thank you for posting such marvelous finds.

October 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

That's just how I would have imagined her. Her tinting skills weren't so great; I'm sure her talents lay elsewhere. She was probably an amazing organist.
I wish they gave out name pins like that now.

October 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

Mrs. O'Brien's name pin is indeed the piece de resistance! Glad she finally included a photo of herself, even if she was a little windblown:)

October 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTrishia Jacobs

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