National Geographic : 1945 Apr
One of a series of incidents in the lives of immortalcomposers, painted for the Magnavox collection by Walter Richards Stephen Foster on the Cincinnati waterfront! STEPHEN FOSTER making his first contact with the melodies that would lead him to write America's best loved folk songs . . . ( ( There, indeed, was a picture to inspire any artist -and a picture to inspire the American public, too. For, when Walter Richards painted it for the Magnavox series, the public response was instantane ous. From all over the country, requests for reprints came pouring in. The desire for other paintings in the series was kindled-and soon it was decided to make the entire set available in portfolio form.* ( t These paintings are part of the Magnavox program to stimulate greater musical enjoyment throughout America. Foremost in this program, of course, is the Magnavox radio-phonograph itself. Through this instrument, the thrilling music of con Ma navox RADIO PHONOGRAPH :JK^^^ ^ ^^P^^B1^ cert hall and studio is reproduced in rich reality in untold thousands of homes. Yes, next to your own presence at the great musical events of today, the Magnavox is the nearest approach to complete musical enjoyment. An investment in good living Magnavox is both a superb musical instrument and truly fine furniture with a choice in styling from au thentic traditional to the smart contemporary designs. Each is a beautiful example of the cabinetmaker's art. < ( < Compare Magnavox with any other radio phonograph. See for yourself why it is the chosen home instrument of Kreisler, Ormandy, Beecham, Heifetz, Horowitz, and other great musical artists. Once you make this comparison, you will never be satisfied until you own a Magnavox. *e dZc ickAce /n eat adi *Send for Reproductions of Paintings: Set of ten reproductions of paintings from the Magnavox collection-size 11 "x 9', suitable for framing-50 at y our Magnavox dealer. Or send 50¢ in War Stamps to Magnavox Com pany, Dept. NLG4, Fort Wayne 4,Ind.