On January 19, 1946, The Metropolitan Museum of Art hosted a luncheon to commemorate its 75th anniversary. The speakers touched upon the history of the Museum, its place in New York, America and the world, and the development of future plans for the Museum.
This collection includes photographs of the luncheon and sound recordings of the addresses delivered by William Church Osborn (President of The Metropolitan Museum of Art), Thomas J. Watson (Vice President and Chairman of the Development Committee), Dorothy Shaver (Vice Chairman of the Anniversary Executive Committee), William O'Dwyer (Mayor of New York City), Rev. Robert I. Gannon (President of Fordham University), and Francis Henry Taylor (Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art).
Browse the photographs from the luncheon.
Browse the audio recordings from the luncheon.
Disc transfer from 78rpm aluminum-based 12" lacquer discs and digital restoration by Seth B. Winner Sound Studios, Inc. in November, 2011.