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Allison Vincent Armour invitations

Invitation from Allison Vincent Armour of Chicago to Mrs. Conger to be his guest on board his yacht, Gryphon. Also enclosed is a card giving the location of the yacht (July 17, 1893). Invitation to Mr. and Mrs. Palmer, Colonel and Mrs. Grant to go on yacht, dine at German village, view illuminati...

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Ann Chapin Compondu interview about the World's Columbian Exposition

Interview with Ann Chapin Compondu about her jobs at the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, when she was 18 years old. She was assigned first the role of "beautiful Italian girl" and stood outside the Days of Pompeii exhibit with the barker; later she became one of the "Forty Foreign Beauties"...

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Ashcraft family glass photograph collection, [ca. 1870-1910s]

Photographs relating to the Ashcraft family of Chicago. The lantern slides and glass negatives were taken by Raymond M. Ashcraft, primarily in the 1890s when he was a teenager, and in the early 1900s as he started his family. The collection shows life in the Hyde Park area of Chicago, with photog...

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World's Columbian Exposition records

Archival records of the administration of the World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) and of its Board of Lady Managers, which operated the Woman's Building, its programs, and exhibitions at the fair. Collection includes WCE general administration records, including meeting minutes of the WCE's board ...