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    • Oral history interview with Frances Smith.

    • African Americans; African American churches; African American single mothers ; African American teenage mothers; Nursing homes; Nursing home administrators; People's Baptist Church (Louisville, Ky.); Single mothers; Teenage marriage; Teenage...
    • Oral history interview conducted on May 9, 1979 with Frances Smith by Mary Bobo. Mrs. Smith, a former nursing home owner and administrator discusses her childhood in Russellville, Kentucky, moving to Louisville at age twelve to tend to an aunt,...
    • Oral history interview with Goldie Beckett.

    • Undertakers and undertaking; Business people; African American businesspeople; Politicians; African American politicians; Discrimination in public accommodations; Segregation--Law and legislation; Discrimination in employment; African...
    • Oral history interview with Goldie Winstead Beckett, conducted on September 12, 1978 by Ken Chumbley. In this interview, Mrs. Beckett discusses her life as well as her husband’s experiences as alderman in the city of Louisville in the late 1940s...
    • "Hebe" Miss Ada Somers.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Opera singers; Women; Costumes; Posing
    • Three-quarter character portrait of actress and soprano Ada Somers, possibly in costume for the role of Hebe in "H.M.S. Pinafore." In this portrait, Somers poses before a backdrop of a ship, wearing contemporary dress (a hat with flowers and a long...
    • A.A.U.W./Batavia - Geneva - St. Charles, Illinois/U.S.A.

    • American Association of University Women. Batavia-Geneva-Saint Charles Branch; American Association of University Women; Addams, Jane, 1860-1935
    • Four women worked on the quilt. Sandy Bonner received her BS in Medical Technology. She is now a homemaker and works part-time for a local newspaper. Judy Delahoyde received her bachelor's and master's degrees in French and is a former French...
    • Adelaide Cherie.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Women
    • Portrait of Adelaide Cherie looking down and to her left, wearing a hat covered in ostrich plumes, a pearl necklace, and a dark dress with ruffle and floral trim. Her eyes are lined with kohl. Location of photo studio: Chicago (Ill.)
    • Adelaide Cherie.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women; Costumes; Posing
    • Three-quarter length character portrait of Adelaide Cherie leaning against a chair, wearing a fake fur overcoat, leather gloves, and cloche hat with ribbon and ostrich plumes at each side. Location of photo studio: Chicago (Ill.)
    • Adele Blood.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women; Costumes; Posing
    • Full-length character portrait of actress Adele Blood seated, wearing a wide-brimmed hat with ostrich plumes, a floor-length sleeveless evening gown, and bejeweled chains attached from her dress to her wrists. Born April 23, 1886, near San...
    • Adler Planetarium, Grant Park, Chicago.

    • Planetaria; Domes; Adler Planetarium and Astronomical Museum
    • Adler Planetarium, Chicago, Illinois. The planetarium is seen in isolation. It has a large dome and a sign over the entrance reads "The Adler Planetarium." Text printed on verso reads, "The $1,000,000 Adler Planetarium comprising an observatory and...
    • Albert B. Chandler of Versailles, Kentucky, 1932.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Men; Government officials
    • Albert B. "Happy" Chandler of Versailles, Kentucky, Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky from 1931-1935, wearing a suit and printed tie. Photograph has been cut down the center and painted on. Handwritten on back of image: Lieutenant Governor of...
    • Alfred M. Hampton.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men
    • Three-quarter length character portrait of Alfred M. Hampton with hands resting on a table behind him, wearing a three-piece suit and tie with checked pants. Inscription on mount, lower center: Yours in doubt Alf. M. Hampton. Newspaper clipping on...
    • Alice Read.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women; Costumes; Posing
    • Three-quarter length character portrait of Alice Read wearing floral blouse with ruffled neckline; flowers at waist; and wide gingham skirt with decorative ribbon. She stands with left hand on hip, holding a black hat adorned with flowers. Location...
    • Alla Horska/Kiev/Ukarine.

    • Hors'ka, Alla, 1929-1970
    • ALEXANDRA DIACHENKO KOCHMAN -- is an artist working in clay. She has exhibited throughout the U.S. She is also interested in Ukrainian history and culture. She is an active member of the Ukrainian community in Chicago and professional art...
    • Alma Youlin.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women
    • Portrait of left profile of actress Alma Youlin. Her hair is pulled back with combs, and she wears an off-the-shoulder dress. The inscription "Forbidden Land" in the lower right of the image refers to a play in which she appeared at Macauley's...
    • Along the noted Bowery.

    • City & town life; Elevated railroads; Railroads; Buildings; Pedestrians; People
    • View down the Bowery of the cobblestone street and the elevated railroad tracks on either side in front of the buildings. Streetcars, carriages, and pedestrians are on the street. A train is on the elevated railroad on the left side of the street....
    • Alvin T. Hert of Louisville, Kentucky.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Men
    • Portrait of Alvin T. Hert of Louisville, Kentucky. He has a closely shaved mustache and wearing a pin-stripe suit. Stamped on bottom, front of image: Moffett, Chicago. Handwritten on back: Alvin T. Hert, Louisville, GOP Bigwig.
    • American Women Poets/ Nancy Sweet & Ronnie Lombardo/Chicago/U.S.A.

    • Rich, Adrienne, 1929-2012; Sexton, Anne, 1928-1974; Mitchell, Joni; Griffin, Susan; Wakoski, Diane; Grahn, Judy, 1940- ; Plath, Sylvia; Walker, Alice, 1944- ; Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886; Millay, Edna St. Vincent, 1892-1950; Piercy, Marge; Brown,...
    • I have never embroidered before in my life, but I was so inspired to make this quilt after seeing the exhibit last month that I decided to learn real fast. Well, needless to say, it wasn't easy. It took me a half an hour to figure out how to get...

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