Among the exhibits


Detailed descriptions of exhibits. [The branch office of THE NEWS is located in the upper southeast corner of exposition building.]


It is a source of gratification to the many friends of C.H. Edwards to view the success of his most attractive exhibit in exposition hall. Since last year the space has been thoroughly remodeled, an upper story being added, upon which are displayed several fine pianos, while along the base are arranged musical instruments of various descriptions. The whole looks as fresh and pretty as the fair young maidens that cluster about it all day. A beautiful stairway leads to the upper floor, thus making the space much larger than formerly. The whole is most elaborately adorned with bric-a-bracs, etc., but this might have been left out, as the handsome pianos within the enclosure were sufficient to make it a loitering place of all who have an eye to the beautiful. Mr. Edwards is the leading dealer in Dallas of the best makers of pianos, among which are the Decker Bros., Knabe, Wheelock, Chickering & Son. He also represents the Mason & Hamlin, Kimball and Story & Clark organs. These instruments have stood the test of time and to-day are acknowledged the world over as the best. Mr. Edwards is no stranger to the people of north Texas; in fact he is no stranger in Texas, having done business here for more than thirteen years, and has gained by his courteous treatment of customers a reputation that any merchant might envy and has a trade second to none. His store on Main street is a marvel of beauty, its general arrangement being a reflex of the manner in which he conducts his business. He handles all manner of instruments from a 10-cent jewsharp to a grand piano, and also is prepared to fit our bands with every description of brass or string instruments. His stock of sheet music is complete, publishers knowing the class of his trade, shipping him at once all the latest vocal and instrumental music. Thus, the people have come to know that in wanting anything in the music line his is the place to get it. Mr. Edwards has several salesmen who are constantly on the road, and that they move is attested by the fact that orders are received daily from all portions of the state. As an evidence of his enterprise he has secured the services of Mrs. Joe Person of Charlotte, N. C., a lady who has quite a reputation as a performer on the piano, who will daily delight visitors by the artistic manner in which she manipulates the keys of the best instruments on the market. Mrs. Person held audiences spellbound yesterday and as long as she remained at the piano thousands congregated to hear her play. Mr. Edwards extends a cordial invitation to all strangers to visit his exhibit while at the grounds and his store in town.

Among the exhibits
A newspaper article about Alice Person’s performing activity at a piano exhibition in Dallas. Reproduced from Banny's book (1971), a typescript autobiographical essay edited by Alice Person's granddaughter.
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ML410.P317 A3 1971
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Music Special Collections
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