Glover family photographs
- Collection ID 2016.0059.1-.29
- Title Glover family photographs [graphic] ca. 1913-1940
- Physical description 1.25 linear feet, including 29 images (1 folder)
- Collection summary Black-and-white photographic prints, some mounted to photograph album pages, related to the Glover family and the Thoburn Methodist Episcopal Church amateur baseball team. Images depict the Thoburn ME Juniors team playing baseball; portraits of Ray Glover, other players, and the team in uniform; the "Thoburn Rooters"; and the crowd, including Ray's father Charles Glover, during games in Washington Park. Also included are images the Thoburn ME Sunday School Class Club and Glover family activities in the Englewood and Washington Park neighborhoods, including a photograph of Madge Glover posing with a motorcycle in Washington Park. There are two photographs depicting kangaroos and an eagle at an unknown location. Most images are annotated.
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- Location of Other Archival Materials Note Related materials at the Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the Ernest A. Bell papers [manuscript], 1876-1934 (bib# 65432)
- Biographical or Historical Note Ray E. Glover (b. 1898) and his family were members of the Thoburn Methodist Episcopal church located at 1708 West 64th Street in the Englewood neighborhood. At age of 12, Ray joined the Thoburn ME Sunday School Class club, which became the core of the church's baseball team that he played for and ultimately managed. Ray married Madge Glover; Claudia Melin, the collection's donor, is their granddaughter.