This blog is dedicated to the sublime instruments called nose flutes and which produce the most divine sound ever. We have chosen to discard all the native models from S. Pacific and Asia, for they need fingering to be played. We'll concentrate on "buccal cavity driven" nose flutes : the well patented and trademarked metal or plastic ones, plus, by a condemnable indulgence, some wooden craft or home-made productions.

Sep 10, 2014

Nose flute in a 1959 University Yearbook

It is not rare to read in yearbooks students' depictions like "Steve is a nose flute artist and raised many laughs at his fraternity party"... But it is much scarcer to have a portrait à la nose flute published in those pages, and particularly in 1959!

Here is a page of the 1959 Columbia University - College of Pharmacy yearbook. The young pharmacist Lawrence E., member of ΡΠΦ fraternity, is shown playing a Humanatone (certainly a Gretsch one).
To plainly understand the caption, you have to know [all the readers here are not Americans] that Juilliard School is a famous New York City performing arts conservatory.