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Schantz Russell family fonds. Chicago
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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