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Ephemera : business cards, internal.

Two business cards of Orpheus Moyer Schantz from when he was employed by Carson, Pirie & Company (now Carson, Pirie, Scott & Company). One card is professionally printed and shows the company's office, the other has been hand lettered on a small piece of painted canvas. In 1890 the company became Carson, Pirie & Scott, and in 1904 they moved to the landmark Carson, Pirie, Scott and Company Building. Now called Carson's, the company continues to be an important Chicago business.

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Ephemera : visiting cards.

Five hand lettered visiting cards of Jennie Moyer, Edmund Warren Moyer, Austin Schantz, and Orpheus Moyer Schantz and F.J. Ottmax. The cards of Edmund and Jennie list them as living at 3823 Langley Ave., Chicago. The card of Orpheus and F.J. Ottmax is inscribed "A Happy New Year 1889."

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Unidentified child.

Full body studio portrait of unidentified child seen looking at camera and standing with arm and foot propped on wicker chair.

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Unidentified woman.

Head and shoulders studio portrait of unidentified woman seen looking directly at camera in hair short bangs and a high bun.

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Unidentified teenager.

Head and shoulder studio portrait of unidentified teenager seen looking off camera and wearing a top with large leg of mutton sleeves.

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Armour & Co. advertisement

Advertisement trade card for Armour's Mince Meat and Canned Meats showing an older woman teaching a group of younger women how to cook. Verso reads "It is admitted by every prudent housekeeper, that our Condensed Mince Meat is equal in every respect to the old-fashioned home-made article. Our well known connection with the beef industry, enables us, to put a Mince Meat on the market second to none. We use only the best and purest ingredients, and it is the universal verdict that our product retains its sweetness longer and goes farther than any other brand. Packaged in 12 oz. (net) cardboard cartons. Enough for two large pies. 2 packages for 25 cents. At all first-class grocery stores. Armour and Company, Chicago."

Litchfield Steam Laundry letterhead

Correspondence from Litchfield Steam Laundry of Litchfield, Illinois. The letterhead shows women at work in the laundry engaged in tasks such as using washing drums, pressing, and folding clothes. The letter reads "...from 40 to 69 lbs. Also, the water is clear now to what is was one month ago. It is also a compound which if you would let stand one month no settling would be acceptable. But hoping you have a machine which can master it. [illegible] yours truly, Hugh Snell"

Ephemera : business cards, external.

Ten business cards collected by Orpheus Moyer Schantz. Businesses include: McLean Armature Works, Chicago ; C.S. Allen family pharmacist, Chicago (business card opens to reveal price list) ; Hathaway, Soule & Harrington, Chicago (advertisement for new fall and winter men's shoes) ; The Butterick Publishing Co. Ltd., Chicago ; Alex M. Rivenburg, D.D.S., Chicago ; Chinese and Japanese Store, Chicago ; The Northern Trust Company Bank, Chicago (with timecard from Chicago to Wilmette on verso) ; J.H. Kelley, agent for O.R. Gilbert & Co., Taxidermy and Furs, Council Bluffs, Iowa ; Blair Union Christian Endeavour Society, annotated by Carrie Belle Blaschke (unfolds to show listing of lectures for the season) ; C.F. Steckleberg, Music Teacher and Soloist, Council Bluff, Iowa. Of interest to note is that C.F. Steckleberg was head of the violin department at University of Nebraska School of Music.

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Moyer family : Christmas dinner.

One group portrait showing the Moyer family having Christmas dinner at Levi Nash Moyer's home in Wilmette, Illinois. From right to left are shown Etta Moyer, Jennie Moyer, Levi Nash Moyer, Charlotte Hays Moyer, unknown, Ela Moyer, unknown, unknown, and Emma Bliss Moyer.

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Moyer family : Christmas dinner.

One group portrait showing the Moyer having Christmas dinner at Levi Nash Moyer's home in Wilmette, Illinois. From right to left are shown Etta Moyer, Jennie Moyer, Levi Nash Moyer, Charlotte Hays Moyer, unknown, Ela Moyer, unknown, unknown, and Emma Bliss Moyer. Identification from verso.

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Moyer, Mary Emma.

One upper body studio portrait of Mary Emma Moyer seen looking at camera. She is wearing a lace collared top with leg of mutton style sleeves.

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Moyer, Mollie Raymond.

Upper body studio portrait of Mary Elizabeth "Mollie" Moyer, seen looking off camera in a partially beaded, high-collared top.

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Moyer, Mollie Raymond.

Upper body studio portrait of Mary Elizabeth "Mollie" Moyer, seen looking off camera in a partially beaded, high-collared top.

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Schantz, Sophie.

One photograph of Sophie Schantz with her kindergarten class in Chicago. Sophie moved to Chicago to attend the Froebel Association. Identification from verso.

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Forrest, Adah Montgomery.

File consists of one photograph of Adah Montgomery Forrest. Identification from verso.

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Schantz, Orpheus Moyer : home.

A photograph of Orpheus Moyer Schantz's home at 4215 West 24th St., Cicero, Illinois. Carrie Flagler Schantz and Ruth Schantz are shown on the porch while Worth Schantz plays on the lawn. Home is no longer standing. Photograph has been hand coloured.

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Morton Park.

A photograph of Orpheus Moyer Schantz's family home called “Morton Park” in Chicago. Seated on the front steps is his wife Carrie Schantz and standing near her are Orpheus and Carrie's children Ruth Schantz and Worth Flagler Schantz.

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Ephemera : Wild Flower Preservation Society.

Five identical decal prints from the Wild Flower Preservation Society: Illinois Chapter. The decals say "Enjoy-Do Not Destroy" around the edge and the middle shows a drawing of pink blossoms. The Wild Flower Preservation Society was a branch of the Illinois Audubon Society of which Orpheus Schantz was a board member.

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Notebook : movies, plays and concerts.

A promotional notebook published in 1912 by the Alaska Feather & Down Co., Montreal, used by Dorothy Russell to record movies, plays and concerts she attended in Kitchener, Ont., Toronto, Sarnia, Chatham and Chicago, 1921-1928. Included are the names of actors and actresses, the theatre and the date.

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Spelman children.

A snapshot of Ruth Spelman's (nee Schantz) children (Walter Bishop, Margery Ruth and Dorothy) standing on the running boards of a Cole 8 car.

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