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    Caricatures of Liszt From a Comic Paper - May, 1902

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    Our Substitute - May, 1903

    1 By kind permission of G. P. Putnam & Sons.... Read More

    Cartoons - March, 1904

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    Three Modern Opera Composers As Seen By The Caricaturist. - February, 1906

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    The Etude Educational Cartoons - April, 1910

    We herewith present the first of a series of educational cartoons. The force of the cartoon in remedying social evils has been tremendous. Dickens and Cruickshank overturned the iniquities of the British School system by means of their verbal and pictorial cartoons. Tom Nast made Boss Tweed say: "My people can't read--but when Tom Nast draws a picture of me with my hand in the other fellow's pocket, the game is up." The use of comic pictures to show an evil at a glance has never been applied to the educational side of music hitherto. Read More

    The Etude Educational Cartoons - April, 1910

    We herewith present the first of a series of educational cartoons. The force of the cartoon in remedying social evils has been tremendous. Dickens and Cruickshank overturned the iniquities of the British School system by means of their verbal and pictorial cartoons. Tom Nast made Boss Tweed say: "My people can't read--but when Tom Nast draws a picture of me with my hand in the other fellow's pocket, the game is up." The use of comic pictures to show an evil at a glance has never been applied to the educational side of music hitherto. Read More

    The Etude Educational Cartoons - May, 1910

    WHY DOES THE PUPIL TIRE OF PRACTICING? Note the heighth (sic) of the piano stool, the lack of a foot-rest, the stooping shoulders, the strain upon the spine, the bad finger and arm positions, the distance of the eye from the notes, the bad position of the lamp on top of the piano, and remember that notwithstanding the teacher's admonitions pupils will fall into these evils when the teacher is absent, unless the parent is properly instructed. Why not call the attention of all the parents of your pupils to this cartoon which shows exactly how not to sit at the piano? Read More

    The Etude Educational Cartoons - June, 1910

    Picture Object Lessons that show at a glance why some teachers and why some pupils fail to succeed. THE PUPIL WHO KNOWS IT ALL. Just why this particular young lady takes lessons no one is quite able to tell.... Read More

    The Etude Educational Cartoons - July, 1910

    Picture Object Lessons that show at a glance why some teachers and why some pupils fail to succeed.  DOES "BOHEMIANISM" PAY? There is really no reason why the office of the musician should not be as neat, as orderly... Read More

    The Etude Educational Cartoons - August, 1910

    Picture Object Lessons that show at a glance why some teachers and why some pupils fail to succeed.     THAT $1,000 PIECE. How often have you seen the above scene enacted? The guests assemble, and proud mamma, after... Read More

    The Etude Educational Cartoons - November, 1910

       HOW COULD THE TEACHER KNOW? Willie has been studying just three months. Teacher is working her hardest to get Willie to take the least gleam of interest in some really good music. Just at the moment when she... Read More

    The Etude Educational Cartoons - December, 1910

    Just why some ill-bred people feel, that they have a special privilege to whisper as soon as a musician commences to play is hard to tell. Read More

    Some Wagner Caricatures - December, 1910

    No plundering politican (sic) or money-grubbing trust magnate has ever been more cartooned than was Richard Wagner. The four given here are selected from dozens published in Julien's famous biography.   WAGNER IN THE NIBELUNGEN RING. The whole world... Read More

    Modern German Opera - March, 1911

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    Success Or Failure--Which? - October, 1911

    AT WORK IN THE GARRET.    This young musician has no time to waste in telling what he is going to do. Like Schubert in his garret-room, the present is his chief consideration. He is not afraid of poverty nor... Read More

    The Road to Success - October, 1913

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