Mural Detail, The World of Radio, 1934
In 1929, Admiral Richard Byrd established exploration bases at the South Pole. NBC hosted biweekly programs for Byrd and his men, and Dragonette sang for one in 1929. A banner next to Byrd reads, “Broadcasting to Byrd at the South Pole.” Arthur Gordon Smith, Canadian artist and creator of The World of Radio, appears to the left with his palette, brushes, and paints.
It is credited
Gift of Nicholas Meredith Turner in memory of Jessica Dragonette.
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The World of Radio.