National Geographic : 1918 Mar
Their Genius made them great The Victrola makes them immortal The poet and the composer endure on the printed page, the painter on his eloquent canvas. The achievements of the statesman and the scientist remain as lasting monuments of their skill. But what of the famous singer, the actor who has en deared himself to thousands, the beloved artist whose magic bow, like the lute of Orpheus, has swayed and charmed the multitude? Is their divine fire to be forever quenched? Is their voice of gold to be forever silenced? Before the Victrola, this was the tragic fact. Now great voices need never die, great music need never perish. Mankind loves to crown a Genius. The artists whose portraits appear on this page have won the applause and affection of the public for the beauty, the comfort, the entertainment, and the uplift of their matchless art, as expressed upon the stage and to that far vaster, world-wide audience who knows them by their Victor Records. As long as there are ears to hear, their Victor Records will preserve their living, breathing emotions, their infectious laughter, the exquisite, tremulous notes of their inspired in struments. L Their art cannot die. Victor Talking Machine Co., Camden, N. J., u. s. A . Berliner Gramophone Co., Montreal, Canadian Distributors ) . "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."