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Jim Garber
Oct-15-2004, 10:08pm
I was cruising the American Memory site of the Library of Congress and I noticed this brochure (http://sdrcdata.lib.uiowa.edu/libsdrc/details.jsp?id=/fishersh/1) listed.

Fisher Shipp was Loar's wife and co-musician. You can download the whole brochure nicely scanned into a pdf file.

Looks like this was pre-Gibson days with LL playing an F4. I also like the third page where Lloyd is playing what looks like a violin or viola with a huge endpin in cello position.

Jim

Jim Garber
Oct-15-2004, 10:19pm
Actually there are three more of these brochures, one shows a pretty young Lloyd Loar.

Brochure #2 (http://sdrcdata.lib.uiowa.edu/libsdrc/details.jsp?id=/fishersh/2)

Brochure #3 (http://sdrcdata.lib.uiowa.edu/libsdrc/details.jsp?id=/fishersh/3)

Brochure #4 (http://sdrcdata.lib.uiowa.edu/libsdrc/details.jsp?id=/fishersh/4)

Jim

delsbrother
Oct-15-2004, 10:47pm
Professor Paddyroosky? http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Anyone know what these performances might've been like?

Can you imagine going back in time and telling that whippersnapper something he did would be worth six figures?

Scott Tichenor
Oct-16-2004, 8:05am
Jim, beat you on this one. If you check the August 9, 2003 (http://www.mandolincafe.com/archives/frontpage03.html) front page of the Cafe on this page you'll see all of those links plus some others that are pretty interesting. This is one of the great web sites for rare historical things of all types. A real gem. I took one of the pictures from that brochure and created this below:
http://www.mandolincafe.com/graphics/loar.gif

Jim Garber
Oct-16-2004, 8:09am
Scott:
I hadn't been on the site in some time and did a search for mandolin and got over 200 hits. I thuink last time there were only a few.

I figured that someone else had found this also. Well... it bears repetition, right?

BTW I also checked and the quality of the pdfs is nowhere near the quality of the jpegs they use on the sitem for some odd reason.

Jim

Scott Tichenor
Oct-16-2004, 8:14am
Indeed, Jim. Please continue to post any interesting links on that site. It's a real treasure. Not trying to one-up you at all. Glad to see you find that. Someone actually sent me the link to that last year and I've spent a lot of time on that site, but not recently. You're right that with content that good they're likely adding to it.

Regarding the PDFs, it's likely more an issue that PDF doesn't always look terrific on-screen but will print out nicely. It's essentially postscript instructions for printers. I'd think the resolution those are at that they'd print out with wonderful quality. PDF is great for porting things to print but for on-screen reading they're less than desirable.

Jim Garber
Oct-16-2004, 8:37am
Actually what I think they did was reduce the pdf images to Black and white in order to reduce the file size. You can read them but they look like photocopies. I downloaded the jpegs which are in color and prob closer to the original. Also the photos in the pdfs look terrible.

Jim

Scott Tichenor
Oct-16-2004, 9:08am
Jim, you're right. I took a better look and tried to print one of those. My wife is a graphic artist and we have killer printers. Great job of scanning, poor job of conversion to PDF.

Jim Garber
Oct-16-2004, 11:43am
Scott:
I am a graphic designer by profession also. pdfs are my life http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Jim

Jim M.
Oct-16-2004, 1:30pm
So, whatever happened to that 10-string that Mr. Loar was playing? Is that in someone's collection?

Jim Garber
Oct-16-2004, 2:15pm
Doesn't Hank Risan have all of the instruments in that workshop photo?

Jim