The 1941 WLS Family Album:

Mac and Bob (photographed by Fons Ianelli)

Curator's note: Two more examples of Ianelli's lighting and composition; posed photos with a candid look. For an earlier photo of Mac and Bob, see their page in the 1932 WLS Family Album.

Bob of Mac and Bob not only makes his living in radio---it is one of his favorite recreations as well. Here Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gardner (left) spend a quiet interlude at home, listening to the radio.

Mac and Bob met each other 23 years ago when they were studying music at the Kentucky School for the Blind. Mac plays piano, cornet, trombone, guitar and mandolin, while Bob has a perfect ear for pitch. These two old friends teamed up as a harmony duo about 17 years ago and have been playing and singing together ever since.

Mac's full name is Lester McFarland and here he is (below) with his family. Left to right they are Kenneth, age 8; Mac's wife, Ruby, holding six-months-old Carol Gay; Mac and little Larry, age 3.

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