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Poems.

One typescript and two printed poems by Orpheus Schantz.

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Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine : correspondence received.

75 letters. Correspondents include: friend Dorothy, J.M. Moyer, Jennie Moyer, Levi Nash Moyer, Lizzie [Moyer?], Louise and Emma Moyer, Sarah, Arthur Schantz, Austin Schantz, Carrie Schantz, Etta Schantz, Frank Schantz, uncle Josiah K. Schantz, Mary Schantz, Orpheus Schantz, Tobias Schantz. One folder contains single letters from a number of friends.

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Schantz, Mary Moyer : correspondence received.

28 letters. Correspondents include: Enoch [?], Abraham Fry, Annie Henning, Edward A. Moyer, Jacob Moyer, Levi Nash Moyer, Nannie Moyer, Samuel Moyer, daughters Etta and Florence, son Orpheus, husband Tobias and J.E. Wismer.

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Schantz, Tobias Kolb : correspondence received.

36 letters received by Tobias Schantz. Correspondents include Levi Nash Moyer, his children Arthur Benjamin Schantz, Austin Tobias Schantz, Etta Lydia Mary White (nee Schantz), Florence Annie Catherine Schantz, Franklin Abram Schantz, Orpheus Moyer Schantz, joint letters from family, one letter from his wife Mary Schantz (nee Moyer).

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Schantz, Orpheus Moyer.

Material relating to Orpheus Moyer Schantz's activities and interests; primarily entertainment, business and leisure pursuits. Includes ephemera, art, and business cards.

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Ephemera : bookplate.

One ex libris bookplate from Orpheus and Carrie Schantz. Bookplate has an illustration of two birds on tree limbs bordered by flowers.

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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 : calendars.

Four collage calendars from 1898, 1900, 1910 and 1912. 1898 features a drawing of bees, grasshoppers, and reeds by Orpheus Moyer Schantz, as well as a large ribbon and the inscription "Learning by study must be won, t'was never entail'd from sire to son." The verso is inscribed "Aunt Etta, Merry Christmas from Ruth." 1900 shows a photograph of Ruth Schantz and is inscribed "A Happy Year! 1900." The verso reads "Grandpa, from Ruth, Christmas 1899." 1910 shows a painting of a woman holding an umbrella and the verso is inscribed "Grandpa Schantz from Worth." 1912 shows a photograph of a young boy taking a photograph of a young girl and is captioned "The young photographer."

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Ephemera : drawings.

Twenty drawings and sketches by Orpheus Moyer Schantz. Included are portraits, studies of animals, technical drawings for a boat, one ink drawing of the back of a woman in a gown, two drawings after C.D. Gibson- "When Doctors Disagree" and "Mr. Pipp just after dinner steps our for a few moments with a change acquaintance. He returns at 2 A.M.", and two with leaf varieties and poetry. Smaller drawings were originally found in an old men's silk handkerchief box with other ephemera.

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Ephemera : invitations.

Five invitations and one envelope for events taking place the home of Orpheus Moyer Schantz at Morton Park. These include a New Years party, an evening of entertainment, an Arabian night, and a masquerade. The envelope is address to "Mr. Austin Schantz" and originally held the invitation for the masquerade. Others listed as hosts and entertainers include:

  • Carrie Flagler Schantz,
  • Samuel Adee Flagler,
  • Melvina Dorthula Flagler,
  • Willam Flagler,
  • Nell Jonhston Flagler,
  • Ida M. Wolfe,
  • Nellie Remick,
  • C.C. McClurg,
  • J.F. Corris,
  • J.R. Bolton, and
  • Jennie Brown.

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Ephemera : menu.

One envelope with the name "Austin" containing one folded dinner menu. The menu is hand lettered and the recto reads " Austin T. Schantz April 21, 1894." The interior lists a series of riddles, the answers to which are not given, but which assumedly are the plates for dinner. The menu is lettered in Orpheus Schantz's hand.

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Ephemera : newspapers.

Three identical "photogravure" sections of the broadsheet newspaper "The Chicago Daily News" from Saturday, October 3, 1925. The second page of the section features a radio photologue by Orpheus Moyer Schantz about the proposed establishment of the Great Smokey Mountains National Park, with which Orpheus was involved. A photographic portrait of Orpheus is also present.

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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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Schantz Family : correspondence received.

Two letters, one a Christmas postcard, the other is a letter from Worth Flagler Schantz regarding the death of Orpheus Moyer Schantz. Included in the letter are newspaper clippings on Orpheus Moyer Schantz and a funeral card.

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Schantz cousins.

A group portrait of Joan Elizabeth Schantz and Constance Demaris Spelman. The cousins are standing in a garden holding hands. The photograph was taken by Orpheus Moyer Schantz and has been hand coloured. Identification from verso.

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Schantz family : 1913 family reunion.

One group portrait of the 1913 Schantz family reunion. All people present in the portrait are descendants of Benjamin Schantz. Over 880 people attended the reunion, this group portrait shows only a few of them. Orpheus Moyer Schantz is seen on the lower right of the photograph.

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Schantz family and friends.

One photograph showing Schantz family members and friends out front of the home of Mrs. McNamee who lived in Morton Park along with the Schantz's.

Back row: Sophie Schantz, Arthur Schantz, "Jed" Moore [?], Lor Brown, Orpheus Moyer Schantz, Frank Thompson, Clara Robbins. Middle Row: Carrie Flagler Schantz, Annie Payne Brown, Mrs. McNamee [?].

Front Row: Marshall Dutton, Ruth Schantz, Edwina Meanly, Laura Gardin, Robert Brown, Geradline Meanly.

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Schantz family.

One photograph of the Schantz family taken in front of the Schantz home at 43 Schneider Avenue in Kitchener, Ontario. Left to right: Walter Spelman (holding Dorothy Spelman), Ruth Schantz (with Walter Bishop Spelman and Margery Ruth Spelman), Orpheus Moyer Schantz, Carrie Flagler Schantz, Sophie Schantz, Florence Schantz, Mary Moyer Schantz, Dorothy White, Worth Schantz.

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Schantz family.

One group portrait of Worth Schantz, Emily (Worth's girlfriend at the time) an unidentified woman and Orpheus Moyer Schantz.

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Schantz/Flagler family.

One photograph of the Schantz/Flagler family. From left to right: Samuel Adee Flagler, William B. Flagler, Nell Johnston Flagler, Carrie Flagler Schantz, Orpheus Moyer Schantz, Melvina Dorthula Flalger, unknown. The family is shown sitting outside on a lawn.

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Schantz/Flagler family.

One group portrait of the Schantz/Flagler family and friends. The family is seen sitting on the front porch of Orpheus' home at Morton Park.

Back row: Arthur Schantz, Melvina Dorthula Flagler, Samuel A. Flagler. Middle Row: Sophie Schantz, Carrie Flagler Schantz, William Brown Flagler, Nell Johnston Flagler.

Front Row: G.H. Bowers, H. Goodwal Dickerman (with Ruth Schantz), Orpheus Schantz.

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Schantz/Moyer family.

One photograph of members of the Schantz/Moyer family. The family is shown standing together outdoors in front of a growth of trees.

Identified from verso are: Ethel Raymond Sabin, Elihu De Forest Watt, Jennie Moyer, Edmund Warren Moyer, Mary May Raymond, Thomas Cowen Kelly, Jessie Watt Moyer, Ela Bliss Moyer, Orpheus Moyer Schantz, Annie Bell Raymond, Sophie Emma Schantz, Mary Emma Moyer, Mary Raymond Moyer (Mollie), Harry Rollin Moyer, Levi Nash Moyer, Robert Raymond Moyer, Ruth Schantz, Carrie Flagler Schantz, Charlotte Hays Moyer, Mary Elizabeth Moyer.

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Schantz, Orpheus Moyer and family.

One studio portrait of Orpheus Moyer Schantz with wife Carrie Flagler Schantz, and daughter Ruth Schantz. Ruth is shown standing behind her parents with her arms across their backs.

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Schantz, Orpheus Moyer and Ruth.

One cyanotype photograph of Orpheus Moyer Schantz and daughter Ruth Schantz. Orpheus is seated on a swing out front of their home at Morton Park while Ruth stands in front of him. Identification from verso.

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Schantz, Orpheus Moyer.

Nine dry glass plate negatives showing various images. Two of the plates show images of Arthur Schantz and Herbert Schantz that are recognizable from positives in the collection. They are possibly from when Arthur was working for Scneuker photography studio. The remaining images are of unidentified portraits. Images were originally housed in a box of "Stanley" brand dry plate negatives.

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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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Schantz, Orpheus Moyer : Morton Park.

A photograph of the home of Orpheus Moyer Schantz and family at Morton Park. The photograph has been mounted on a board and reads "Residence of Mr. & Mrs. O.M. Schantz, Morton Park, Ills., Sept. 9, 1892."

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Schantz, Orpheus Moyer.

One upper body studio portrait of Orpheus Moyer Schantz. Orpheus is wearing a tuxedo with a bow tie and his beard has begun to grey.

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Schantz, Ruth.

Three photographs that have been hole punched and tied together. The first shows Ruth Schantz sitting in a wheelbarrow with Carrie Flagler Schantz in front of the home at Morton Park. The second shows Ruth Schantz and Orpheus Moyer Schantz on the steps of the home at Morton Park. The third shows Ruth standing in a garden holding flowers.

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Welden Combination : staff.

One image of the employees of Welden Combination of Iowa Falls, Iowa. Identified on the verso are: William Welden (Proprietor & Manager), S.H. Welden (Travelling Salesman), J.L. Welden (Shipping Clerk), Robert Wright, Jr. (Manager Clothing Department), E.R. Stewart (Assistant Manager Clothing Department), Aaron McDonell (Manager Grocery Department), Clint McDonell (Delivery-man), Orpheus Moyer Schantz (Manager Dry Goods Department), Kate Griswold (Stenographer and Typewriter), O.J. Lawson (Fashionable Cutter), J.H. Flemming (Journeyman Coatmaker), George Schade (Pants Maker).

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Moyer family.

One group portrait of the extended Moyer family. Included in the portrait are: Ethel Raymond Sabin, Elihu De Forest Watt, Jennie Moyer, Edmund Warren Moyer, Mary May Raymond, Thomas Cowen Kelly, Jessie Watt Moyer, Ela Bliss Moyer, Orpheus Moyer Schantz, Annie Bell Raymond, Sophie Emma Schantz, Harry Rollin Moyer, Mary Emma Moyer, Mary Raymond Moyer (Mollie), Levi Nash Moyer, Ruth Schantz, Carrie Flagler Schantz, Charlotte Hays Moyer, Mary Elizabeth Moyer. The family is standing in front of a wooded area. Identification from verso and recto.

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Russell, Dorothy Etta : correspondence received.

Seventeen letters, primarily postcards, from Dorothy's family and friends. Includes letters from Franklin Abram Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine Schantz and Orpheus Moyer Schantz as well as friends congratulating her on completing teacher's school. Also included are one Valentine's card from Ruth Schantz and one empty envelope.

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Schantz, Orpheus Moyer.

One upper body studio portrait of Orpheus Moyer Schantz. Orpheus is shown wearing his Cedar Falls Drum Corps uniform and cap.

Originally on page 8 of album 3.

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Schantz, Orpheus and friend.

One full length studio portrait of Orpheus Moyer Schantz and friend. The two are shown seated in front of a backdrop of a door to a house holding an upside sign that reads "two for 5¢."

Originally on page 36 bottom right of album 3.

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Schantz, Orpheus and Kitty Cole.

One full length studio portrait of Orpheus Moyer Schantz and Kitty Cole. The two are shown seated in front of a backdrop of a house window. Identification from album.

Originally on page 36 top right of album 3.

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Schantz, Orpheus Moyer and Carrie Flagler.

One full length studio portrait of Orpheus Moyer Schantz and Carrie Schantz (nee Flagler). Orpheus is seated in a chair in a suit and Carrie stands to his left in a long dress.

Originally in page 36 top right of album 2.

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Schantz, Orpheus Moyer and friend.

One full length studio portrait of Orpheus Moyer Schantz with an unidentified friend. The two are shown in front of a backdrop of Roman columns. Orpheus is seated looking at a photograph while his friend stands looking over his shoulder.

Originally on page 36 bottom left of album 3.

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Schantz, Orpheus Moyer.

One full length studio portrait of Orpheus Moyer Schantz, age 2 years and 5 months. Orpheus is shown wearing a long gown and jacket and sitting in a high back chair.

Originally in page 33 top left of album 2.

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Schantz, Orpheus Moyer.

Material created and accumulated by Orpheus Moyer Schantz and family. Includes ephemera from Orpheus and his wife Carrie Schantz (nee Flagler).

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Ephemera: Hazlett & Moyer advertisements.

Three card advertisements for Hazellet & Moyer, Cedar Falls, Iowa. The cards are advertising the purchase of Jamestown alpaca dress goods which will be sold at Hazlett & Moyer.

Hazlett and Moyer is possibly the dry goods company in which Levi Nash Moyer, Jacob Nash Moyer and Orpheus Moyer Schantz were partners in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

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Scribbling book.

A scribbling book belonging to Orpheus Moyer Schantz. The notebook was later passed on to Sophie Emma Schantz who added her own notes. Ephemeral material has been removed and original locations have been indicated. Note that some ephemeral material was written by Etta Schantz White.

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Schantz Russell family fonds : 2014 accrual.

Textual, graphic and artefactual material created and accumulated by members of the Schantz Russell family, primarily Orpheus Moyer Schantz. Includes photographs of members of the extended family, correspondence, artwork, ephemera, and material relating to the professional and leisure pursuits of Orpheus Moyer Schantz.

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Birthday card.

A handmade birthday card from Orpheus Moyer Schantz to Sophie Schantz. The card features calligraphy, drawings of small animals and plants and scherenschnitte edges.

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New years card.

A handmade New Years card from Orpheus Moyer Schantz to Sophie Schantz. The card is features calligraphy and a painting of flower blossoms as well as scherenschnitte edges.

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New years card.

A handmade New Yeas card from Orpheus Moyer Schantz, Carrie Flagler Schantz and Ruth Schantz to Sophie Schantz. The card features calligraphy, and small drawings.

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Schantz family.

A reprint snapshot of members of the Schantz family including Orpheus Moyer Schantz and Carrie Flagler Schantz.

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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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Schantz, Orpheus Moyer.

Five snapshots of Orpheus Moyer Schantz. Two are head and shoulders shots, two show Orpheus outside writing and one shows him standing in front of a tree.

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Schantz, Orpheus Moyer.

Material created and accumulated by Orpheus Moyer Schantz and his family, including his wife Carrie Schantz. Includes material relating to the Great Smoky Mountains, correspondence, clippings, greeting cards, poetry, material relating to Orpheus' lecture and tour guide work, and other ephemera. Also includes 5 drawings, 1 painting, 20 photographs, 1 map, 1 luggage tag.

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Business cards.

Two business cards for Orpheus Moyer Schantz. Includes one as a lecturer, and one for Carson, Pirie & Company for whom Orpheus worked.

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Cades Cove guidebook.

A guidebook published by the U.S. Department of the Interior for Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains. Inset is a print of Orpheus Moyer Schantz captioned "Orpheus M. Schantz. Pres. Illinois Audubon Society."

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Christmas card.

A handmade Christmas card created by Orpheus Moyer Schantz. The card features illustrations of a cherub and plants, as well as lettering made to look like tree branches. The outside edges of the card has been done in scherenschnitte and there is a purple bow.

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Clippings.

Clippings relating to, or written by, Orpheus Moyer Schantz. Includes articles written by Orpheus on flora and fauna, articles on Orpheus' poetry and lectures, a poem written by Orpheus, a biography an article on Cressman's Woods and an article on Orpheus' car.

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Correspondence.

Seven items of correspondence between Orpheus Moyer Schantz and members of his family including Dorothy Russell and Franklin Abram Schantz.

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Dogwood drawing.

A drawing of a dogwood flower and an unidentified building done by Orpheus Moyer Schantz September 1st and 2nd, 1895.

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Envelope.

An envelope addressed to Orpheus Moyer Schantz when he was living in Hawksville from Uncle Jacob (Jacob Nash Moyer).

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Holiday greeting cards.

Twenty holiday greeting cards from Orpheus Moyer Schantz and sometimes also his son Worth Flagler Schantz. Each card features a photograph taken by Orpheus and some have ms. notes or a signature from Orpheus.

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Invitation.

An invitation to an autumn party at Morton Park, the home of Orpheus Moyer Schantz.

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Luggage tag : Schantz tours.

A luggage tag from Schantz tours, owned by Orpheus Moyer Schantz. The address on the tag reads "Frank Schantz 43 Schneider Ave. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada."

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Map of Chicago and suburbs showing the parks, boulevards, streets, railroads, horse car lines etc. compliments of Cremin & Brenan, real estate.

One fold map of Chicago and suburbs, compliments of Cremin & Brenan real estate. The map has been marked with the location of Orpheus Moyer Schantz’s home in Morton Park and Cicero. Verso reads “Cremin & Brenan 142 Dearborn St., Cor. Madison Chicago. Real estate dealers in high class property, business and residence properties improved and unimproved in all parts of Chicago and suburbs.” Cover of map is signed by Orpheus Moyer Schantz, Worth Flagler Schantz and George D. Humbert.

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New years cards.

Two new years cards from Orpheus Moyer Schantz. The front of the cards feature a photograph of Orpheus and the interior a photograph of the woods and a poem about new years.

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Weare, William W. : campaign ephemera.

A campaign advertising card for William W. Weare for Representative to the Legislature for the 19th Senatorial District of Chicago. Orpheus Moyer Schantz and family lived in the 19th district.

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New years card.

A handmade New Yeas card from Orpheus Moyer Schantz, Carrie Schantz and Ruth Schantz to Arthur Benjamin Schantz. The card features calligraphy, small drawings and scherenschnitte edges.

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Envelope.

An envelope addressed to Herbert Cecil Palmer Schantz from the Weare Commission Company in Orpheus Moyer Schantz’s hand. Orpheus worked for the company.

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Orpheus Moyer Schantz.

Transcriptions of letters sent by Orpheus Moyer Schantz to various family members between 1881 and 1951. The letters were transcribed by Harold Russell. Also includes an introductory article written by Harold Russel titled, “Affectionately Orpheus: Orpheus M. Schantz’s Letters Home.” The article provides biographical information about Orpheus Moyer Schantz.

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