National Geographic : 1950 Feb
4 Cincinnati University Students Burlesque Black Magic Tricks of Medieval Times Wires, steeped in flowers of sulphur, are ignited and plunged into a flask of oxygen. Scintillating sparks fly, because oxygen supports combustion. In a chem ical show Edwin Schlesselman explains this "mystery" to Justin Auer (left). Red and purple fountains (right) are hydrochloric acid and ammonia, respectively. Kodachromes by Justin Locke + Famous Singers from the "Met" Appear in Open-air Summer Opera at Cincinnati Zoo Eugene Conley, right, makes up as Faust; Italo Tajo, left, curls his hair as Mephistopheles. In the back ground, members of the chorus dress for their appear ance in Faust. For decades Cincinnati has enjoyed Nation-wide fame as a musical center; its symphony orchestra was established in 1895.