serviaThe McCain Lectures | Cambridge Tribune, Volume XXX, Number 37, 9 November 1907
Each new lecturer In the travel field brings forward an advance in stereopticon reproduction of the camera’s work, and so It was that George Nox McCain, who made his first appearance at Tremont Temple on Saturday afternoon, showed the first reproductions that have been seen on the screen hero of the new Lumler color photography. The pictures had nothing to do with „Servla and Bulgaria,“ which was the subject of the afternoon’s pilgrimage, but were simply striking examples of tho Inventor’s own work purchased by Mr. McCain In Paris. His own stock of the plates he has not yet had opportunity to expose. While being wonderfully striking examples of the possibilities of the new development In photography, they failed to meet the maker’s promise of a fifty per cent Increase In brilliancy In the projection and were ƒ— reality much denser than the reproduction of the ordinary plate. Mr. McCain also varied the usual motion picture exhibition with a series of colored panoramic views which were slid across the screen In a manner restful to the eyes while affording a conception of the country depicted, which is not possible with the ordinary life motion film. Servla and Bulgaria are fields whleh the lecturers on Europe have left untouched presumably because they are outside the itinerary of the average European excursionist and because it Is of the countries already visited that the average lecturegoer. likes to hear. Rut Mr. McCain showed that the Balkan peninsula had attractions of its own. a wlldness and a plcturesqueness which appeal by their primitive character; for these, little countries have been slightly touched by the progress of civilisation and still reflect the Europe of two hundred and even five hundred years ago.