Adult Education and the New York Plan of Public Lectures
by Henry M. Leipziger & Clarence Arthur Perry - 1911
A visitor to one of the evening lecture centers sees first two flaring gas lamps illuminating, a bulletin board and a pair of quick-yielding doors, then he passes into a lobby, or perhaps up a flight or two of clean stairs, animate with a procession of babbling people, and enters a sloping, amphitheater-like auditorium or else a level, desk-filled assembly-room where a man is busy with rubber-tubes, copper-tanks, and a machine on a tripod which contains two eyes, one over the other, that look straight at a square white surface stretched wall-like on the platform in front.
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