Chicago Outdoor Art League

Dates: 1929-1996 (bulk dates 1952-1996)
Size: 3 linear feet, 48 photographs
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60605
Collection Number: COAL
Provenance: The Chicago Public Library acquired the collection in 1999 or 2000 when the organization disbanded.
Access: No restrictions.
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: Chicago Outdoor Art League Collection, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library
Processing: The collection was processed in September 2007.

Historical Note

The American Park and Outdoor Art Association was founded in 1897 and the Women’s Auxiliary formed in 1900. The Chicago Branch of this group became the Chicago Outdoor Art League (C.O.A.L.) founded in 1900. They adopted the motto, “Leave The World More Beautiful Than You Found It,” and for almost a century sponsored gardening, beautification, and artistic programs in Chicago, the state of Illinois, and eventually nationwide.

The Chicago Outdoor Art League was a member of the Illinois Federation of Women’s Clubs and received honors from the General Federation of Women’s Clubs for their charitable work with Chicago school children. From 1904 to 1960 C.O.A.L. distributed flower and vegetable seeds to children for a nominal fee and sponsored school gardening shows with prizes. The group also promoted annual Arbor Day programs, donating many trees to Chicago schools.

The Chicago Outdoor Art League donated plants and made charitable contributions to many local organizations, hospitals and schools. These included the Chicago Public Schools, Jane Addams Hull House, Lighthouse for the Blind, Lincoln Park Zoo, Museum of Science and Industry, Shriners Crippled Children’s Hospital, and the West Town Community Art Center, among others. The league also regularly awarded art and music scholarships and paid for murals on the railroad embankment along Hubbard Street. These activities are documented in correspondence, newsclippings, and C.O.A.L. yearbooks.

In 1935, C.O.A.L. voted to support the Garden Clubs of Illinois in building the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Garden in Springfield, designed by landscape architect Jens Jensen. Three years later C.O.A.L. built a council ring with flagstones and a central fireplace: council rings are a characteristic element in Jensen landscapes. Both Jensen and sculptor Lorado Taft served on C.O.A.L. advisory committees. Between 1954 and 1981 C.O.A.L. sponsored the planting of tens of thousands of trees in the Shawnee National Forest in Illinois.

The League’s charity extended nationwide in their contributions to gardens in Alaska, Redwoods preservation, and the restoration of Independence Hall in Philadelphia.

The Chicago Outdoor Art League disbanded in 1999 or 2000.

Scope and Content

The collection contains 7 scrapbooks, 6 of which are disassembled and one that remains intact, some loose lying papers which had been glued [possibly into a scrapbook] at one time, yearbooks, and 48 individual photographs.

The first 6 scrapbooks contain papers of the Chicago Outdoor Art League including correspondence, announcements, reports, histories, order forms, prize ribbons, photographs and newsclippings. Date ranges for these scrapbooks are as follows:

  • Scrapbook A, 1951-1956
  • Scrapbook B, 1952
  • Scrapbook C­, 1935-1958
  • Scrapbook D, 1952-1966
  • Scrapbook E, 1955-1970
  • Scrapbook F, 1966-1972
  • Bound Scrapbook, 1943-1949

Bound Scrapbook, 1943-1949 contains no material related to the activities of C.O.A.L. The Flossmoor League of Women Voters presented it to longtime C.O.A.L. member, Rose R. Murfrey, in 1943 and it contains material related to that organization along with family items added until 1949. Loose lying papers range from 1972 to 1995 and include the same types of materials in the scrapbooks. C.O.A.L. yearbooks range from 1929 to 1996, not inclusive. Photographs document C.O.A.L. members and functions, such as school garden shows, and range from 1950 to 1966.

Histories of C.O.A.L. can be found in Box 1, Folder 33; Box 1, Folder 55; Box 1, Folder 61; and Box 2, Folder 3.

Photographs, 1950-1966

These photographs were found lying loose and it’s believed they were once stuck into a scrapbook. Most of the photographs show children working in gardens, or at flower and garden shows. C.O.A.L. was involved with establishing Victory Gardens during the Second World War in various schools and at least one photograph (1.30) is of that time. The other photographs, mostly undated, appear to be of Victory Gardens but could also be of later gardens, organized by C.O.A.L. in the post war years.

Arrangement

Most of the material had been maintained in scrapbooks each covering a range of years. With the exception of Scrapbook B, the scrapbooks were disassembled and materials placed into folders maintaining the original order. Scrapbook B is contained in its entirety in Box 1, Folder 9 with the materials glued to hand-painted pages. The loose lying material had likely been glued into a scrapbook at one time. They were received in a rough subject and chronological filing system which was maintained whenever possible. The bound scrapbook dedicated to Rose R. Murfrey from the Flossmoor League of Women Voters was removed to Oversize Box 1. Oversize materials are listed at the end of the Container List. Yearbooks and individual photographs are arranged chronologically. Additional photographs can be found in the scrapbooks.

Container List

Scrapbook A, 1951-1956

Box 1 Folder 1 Photocopy of leather scrapbook cover, circa 1952
Box 1 Folder 2 Typescript notes regarding the organization’s activities and leaders, circa 1952
Box 1 Folder 3 Newsclippings regarding the organization and its activities, 1951-1952
Box 1 Folder 4 Order forms for Chicago Public Schools seed program, 1951
Box 1 Folder 5 Chicago Public Schools Bulletin announcing C.O.A.L.’s seed program, 1952
Box 1 Folder 6 Letter of commendation from Governor Adlai Stevenson, March 28, 1952
Box 1 Folder 7 Postcard announcements of meetings, luncheons, parties, etc., 1951-1952
Box 1 Folder 8 Printed map of the northern California coastline, undated

Scrapbook B, 1952

Box 1 Folder 9 Typed report, program, newsclippings, ribbons, photographs, 1952

Scrapbook C­, 1935-1958

Box 1 Folder 10 Typescript documentation on C.O.A.L.’s youth conservation programs, circa 1952-1956
Box 1 Folder 11 Newsclipping regarding the Gardening Program: “Outdoor Art League Gardening Program Wins National Award,” Chicago Daily Tribune, July 23, 1954
Box 1 Folder 12 Ribbons awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes and “Honorable Mention,” undated
Box 1 Folder 13 Newsclippings regarding the Myra Bradwell School’s Parent Teachers Association floral show contest, 1952, 1955, 1956:
  • “Horticulturists Jr. Grade,” Chicago Sun-Times, September 18, 1952
  • “Principal’s Message,” “The Garden Show,” “Flowers and Plants Go On Parade,” Bradwell Life, school newsletter, 1954, 1955
  • “Bradwell P-TA To See Floral Show,” Southeast Economist, September 15, 1955
  • “Floral Show Winners,” Southeast Economist, September 13, 1956
  • “P-TA Holds Garden Show,” Southeast Economist, September 20, 1956
  • “Bradwell P-TA Meets on Monday,” unidentified newspaper, undated
Box 1 Folder 14 Typescript letters and mimeographs regarding Chicago schools and “Operation Green Thumb,” undated
Box 1 Folder 15 Order forms for seeds and seedlings, undated
Box 1 Folder 16 Correspondence from Chicago Board of Education, Archdiocese of Chicago School Board, Poe Elementary School regarding “Operation Green Thumb,” 1955, 1956
Box 1 Folder 17 Mayfair Parent Teachers Association Annual Garden & Hobby Show, information sheets, thank you card, 1954-1956
Box 1 Folder 18 Newsclippings regarding Mayfair School’s Parent Teachers Association Garden & Hobby Show, 1954, 1955:
  • “Garden, Hobby Show for Mayfair,” Chicago Sunday Tribune, September 15, 1954
  • “Mayfair PTA Plans Hobby, Garden Show,” Chicago Sunday Tribune, September 19, 1954
  • “Young Flower Show Winners,” The Times, October 5, 1955,
  • “Garden and Hobby Show of Mayfair PTA,” The Times, October 5, 1955
Box 1 Folder 19 Flower and Garden Shows entry forms and programs from Wm. J. Onahan School, Gage Park, Joseph E. Gary School and James G. Blaine Elementary School, 1955-1956
Box 1 Folder 20 Announcement, program and thank you letter related to gift of trees to the Frank W. Reilly Elementary School, 1955
Box 1 Folder 21 Letter from Thaddeus Lubera, Asst. Superintendent of Schools regarding service on C.O.A.L’s Advisory Board, August 16, 1954
Box 1 Folder 22 Seed Packets [empty], undated
Box 1 Folder 23 Correspondence from General Federation of Women’s Clubs regarding seed program, 1955
Box 1 Folder 24 Newsclippings regarding student artists and art scholarships sponsored by C.O.A.L, 1953-1956:
  • “History of the Art School,” by Mrs. Carl E. Woltmann, Art Chairman, unidentified publication, circa 1953
  • “Getting a Start in Art,” Chicago Daily News, September 1954
  • “Judith Prettyman, of Danville, Poses...,” Chicago Daily News, September 4, 1954
  • “Two Area Art Students to Vie in National Show,” Southeast Economist, December 9, 1954
  • “Second District Art Group,” Southeast Economist, December 9, 1954
  • “Student’s Eskimo Art on Display,” Chicago Daily Tribune, May 19, 1955
  • “Winning Poster...,” Chicago Daily News, February 7, 1956
  • “Youthful Artist Wins New Honors,” The Daily Calumet, undated
Box 1 Folder 25 Christmas card designed by student artist winner, Conrad Fialkowski of Chicago Vocational High School, 1954
Box 1 Folder 26 Thank you letters regarding art scholarships from Hiroko Date, and James W. Crow, Director Chicago Vocational High School, 1955, 1956
Box 1 Folder 27 Information about music scholarships sponsored by C.O.A.L., undated
Box 1 Folder 28 Correspondence regarding donations made by C.O.A.L. to non-profit organizations & hospitals, 1954-1956
Box 1 Folder 29 Documents relating to the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Garden, 1935-1958:
  • Booklet announcing plans for garden, Garden Club of Illinois, February 12, 1935
  • Newsletter/progress report with original planting plan drawn by Jens Jensen in 1936, circa 1951

Newsclippings:

  • “The Lincoln Memorial Garden,” by Mrs. Raymond Knotts, Garden Glories, January/February, 1957
  • “Lincoln Still Lives in Illinois,” Monsanto Magazine, February/March, 1958
  • “Jensen’s Vision,” unidentified publication [Garden Glories, January/February, 1957?]

Notice from unidentified publication, circa 1955

Box 1 Folder 30 Abraham Lincoln Memorial Garden Foundation, invitation to membership, undated Newsclippings relating to C.O.A.L. membership in the Lincoln Memorial Garden Association, 1954:
  • “Illinois Lincoln Garden Sings,” The Christian Science Monitor, May 18, 1954
  • “Mrs. Knotts Honored,” unidentified publication, undated
  • “Garden Club Boosters Spread Native Trees,” The Christian Science Monitor, undated
Box 1 Folder 31 Modern Living Exposition Flower Show ticket, C.O.A.L. entry form, 1955
Box 1 Folder 32 Ribbons won at the Modern Living Exposition Flower Show, 1954, 1955
Box 1 Folder 33 Printed history of C.O.A.L. extracted from annual yearbook, undated
Box 1 Folder 34 C.O.A.L. letterhead, undated

Scrapbook D, 1952-1966

Box 1 Folder 35 Newsclippings about C.O.A.L. activities, 1952-1958:
  • “Chicago Outdoor Art League Aids Youth,” Illinois Clubwoman, December 1952
  • “62nd Annual Convention,” Illinois Clubwoman, December 1952
  • “Second District Mrs. Griffith Bixby, President,” Illinois Clubwoman, December 1952
  • “Children Help Conservation in Illinois,” Illinois Clubwoman, May 1953
  • 62nd Annual General Federation of Women’s Clubs,” Illinois Clubwoman, May 1953
  • “Grant Park Lake Front, Chicago,” Illinois Clubwoman, May 1953
  • “How Does Your Garden Grow?,” General Federation Clubwoman, January 1955
  • “Leave the World More Beautiful Than You Found It,” Illinois Clubwoman, March 1955
  • “Lincoln Memorial Center Project Outlined by Mrs. Carl E. Woltmann, Conservation Chairman,” Illinois Clubwoman, March 1955
  • “The Chicago Outdoor Art League,” Illinois Clubwoman, March 1958
Box 1 Folder 36 Award certificate to C.O.A.L. from the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, 1952-1953
Box 1 Folder 37 Chicago Park District Arbor Day Proclamation, April 2, 1957 [See oversize Box 1 Folder 1], correspondence, program, statement [speech?], student essay, newsclippings, 1957, 1958
Box 1 Folder 38 Order forms & announcements for seeds and seedlings, undated
Box 1 Folder 39 Form letters to Chicago Parent Teacher Associations enlisting help with seed sales program, 1957, 1958
Box 1 Folder 40 Announcements, correspondence from Chicago Public Schools regarding C.O.A.L.’s “Operation Green Thumb” project, 1956-1959
Box 1 Folder 41 Correspondence from the Chicago Metropolitan schools regarding seed orders and donations, 1956-1959
Box 1 Folder 42 Correspondence about donations, Veterans Administration Hines Hospital, Sarah Hackett Stevenson Memorial Home, 1956-1957
Box 1 Folder 43 Newsclippings, Myra Bradwell School Garden Show:
  • “Pupils Will Display Results of Their Summer Planting at Bradwell School Garden Show,” Chicago Sunday Tribune, September 15, 1957
  • “Garden Show Set Tomorrow by School PTA,” Chicago Sunday Tribune, September 15, 1957
  • “Myra Bradwell PTA Plans Children’s Garden Show,” Southeast Economist, September 12, 1957
  • “Learn Care of Flowers, Not Destruction of Them,” Southeast Economist, September 26, 1957
  • “Children Exhibit Flowers,” Southeast Economist, September 26, 1957 [See Oversize Box 1, Folder 2]
Box 1 Folder 44 Letter from Chicago Vocational High School about art scholarship, newsclipping, 1957
Box 1 Folder 45 Newsclippings on C.O.A.L. activities, 1957-1966:
  • “Wild Flowers is Topic for Outdoor Art League,” Chicago Tribune, March 14, 1957
  • “Dancer,” The Sunday Star, November 17, 1957
  • “One of the Stars,” The Sunday Star, November 17, 1957
  • “Art League Will Honor Ex-Teacher,” unidentified newspaper, 1963
  • “They Help Alaska to Bloom,” Chicago Tribune, July 23, 1966
Box 1 Folder 46 Announcements regarding tree sales, 1959
Box 1 Folder 47 Postcards of Wayfarer’s Chapel, Portuguese Bend, California, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, undated

Scrapbook E, 1955-1970

Box 1 Folder 48 Roster of Officers and Directors 1955-1956 [extracted from annual year book]
Box 1 Folder 49 Newsclipping, “Art League Fights Litter” Thursday, April 17, 1958 [Chicago Sun Times?]
Box 1 Folder 50 Invitations to various club activities, including the “Pink Lustre Tea,” “Gala Spring Luncheon,” “Conservation Day,” “Indian Friendship Day,” “Card Party” and other holiday parties and outdoor commemorations, 1960-1966
Box 1 Folder 51 Club meeting announcements and other news mailings, 1962-1966
Box 1 Folder 52 Correspondence regarding donations to the Veterans Administration Hines Hospital, American Indian Center, Young Women’s Christian Association of Chicago, 1961-1962; Letter from newly appointed District President, Mrs. Cyril H. Brown, to Mrs. Henry C. Schorr outgoing District President, April 25, 1965
Box 1 Folder 53 List of Honorary Board of Directors, 1963-1970
Box 1 Folder 54 Illustration, mountain, Japan Airlines, undated
Box 1 Folder 55 Typed history of C.O.A.L., undated
Box 1 Folder 56 Program, Chicago Park District, 13th Annual Grant Park Arbor Day Observance, April 26, 1968

Scrapbook F, 1966-1972

Box 1 Folder 57 Scrapbook label, Chicago Outdoor Art League [reads 1965-1972] and clipping of illustration, undated
Box 1 Folder 58 “Club Receives Gifts of Art,” Union League Men and Events, Vol. XLII, No. 4, April 1966
Box 1 Folder 59 Club meeting announcements and other news mailings, 1966-1972
Box 1 Folder 60 Programs of various club meetings, including the “My Fair Ladies” luncheon, April 1968
Box 1 Folder 61 “History of the Chicago Outdoor Art League,” by Helen Brown, undated
Box 1 Folder 62 Correspondence relating to club activities, 1968-1971
Box 1 Folder 63 Photocopies of news-clippings:
  • “Trayce Zimmerman...,” Chicago Daily News, April 4, 1968
  • “Billboard bill set for Ogilvie Ok,” unidentified publication, undated
  • “15 Days for Law, State Gets Billboard Extension,” Chicago Tribune, undated
  • “70,000 billboards removed from roads,” unidentified publication, undated
Box 1 Folder 64 Obituary for Mrs. Myrtle Dean Clark, July 7, 1967; “A Tribute to Myrtle R. Walgreen,” by Helen Brown, February 15, 1972

Bound Scrapbook, 1943-1949

Box 1 Folder 65 Presentation scrapbook dedicated to Rose R. Murfrey, an active member of C.O.A.L. Presented by the Flossmoor League of Women Voters, May 4, 1943. Murfrey family items appended up to 1949 [See oversize Box 1]

Loose lying, 1972-1995

Box 2 Folder 1 Review of activities for 1972-1973; funeral card, eulogy, card [place card?], notes from members, 1976-1986
Box 2 Folder 2 Newsclippings, Alice MacKinlay’s 101st birthday, Chicago Tribune, October 3, 1974, Club Newsline, c.1985
Box 2 Folder 3 Rainbow Division, C.O.A.L., 1975
Box 2 Folder 4 Account Ledgers, 1976-1977
Box 2 Folder 5 Newsletters and mailings regarding C.O.A.L. meetings, programs and activities, 1976-1989
Box 2 Folder 6 Printed programs from club meetings and proposed program agendas, 1976-1995
Box 2 Folder 7 Drafts of C.O.A.L. by-laws, 1977
Box 2 Folder 8 C.O.A.L meeting minutes, 1980-1981
Box 2 Folder 9 Community Improvement Program application and Citation of Achievement awarded to C.O.A.L., 1980-1982
Box 2 Folder 10 Newsclippings, potential recipients of C.O.A.L. donations:
  • “Why Beasley kids learn: Watch their principal!,” Chicago Tribune, May 28, 1980
  • “Interest in Horticulture Study, jobs blooms,” Chicago Tribune, November 23, 1980
  • “Magnet schools: A success story,” Chicago Tribune, May 6, 1981
  • “List of latest school reading scores,” Chicago Tribune, July 3, 1981
  • “School desegregation Reassignment...,” Chicago Tribune, undated
  • “25 businesses, organizations join adopt-a-school program,” unidentified newspaper, undated
  • “Real school success story,” Chicago Tribune, undated
  • “Trade students build energy-efficient home,” Chicago Tribune, undated
  • “Landmark vote bucks advisors,” unidentified newspaper undated
  • “Following are the proposed reassignments...,” Chicago Tribune, undated
  • “A school run like a taut ship,” Chicago Tribune, undated
Box 2 Folder 11 Correspondence about donations made to schools, hospitals, churches and public television, 1980-1986
Box 2 Folder 12 Illinois Federation of Women’s Clubs, Past President’s Club, yearbook 1980-1982, dues notice, 1991, annual spring luncheon announcement, 1994, note from program chairman, Mrs. James R. Bryant, undated
Box 2 Folder 13 Histories of C.O.A.L., “Leave the World More Beautiful Than You Found It,” by Ellen Lanyon, published in Heresies, No.13 Vol. 4, No.1, 1981, “The Chicago Outdoor Art League - 80 Years of Ecology,” by Ellen Lanyon, undated, history of C.O.A.L. by Ellen Lanyon, Sr., undated, history of C.O.A.L, undated
Box 2 Folder 14 President’s Annual Report, 1981-1982, meeting minutes, 1982-1984
Box 2 Folder 15 Invoices for C.O.A.L. expenditures, 1981, undated
Box 2 Folder 16 Information regarding planned membership social outings, catering menus, 1982
Box 2 Folder 17 Newsclippings on topics of interest to C.O.A.L.:
  • “World’s vanishing forests,” unidentified newspaper, February 10, 1982
  • “Zoo’s top dog is right at home,” Chicago Tribune, June 10, 1993
  • “Leader of the packs,” Chicago Tribune, June 29, 1993
  • “Debate rages over killing of Du Page deer,” Chicago Tribune, undated
  • “Timber war brews; Shawnee forest management plan becomes question of use or abuse,” Chicago Tribune, undated
  • “A National Park for Illinois?,” unidentified newspaper, undated
  • “Old C&NW line at Aurora eyed as nature trail,” Chicago Tribune, undated
  • “Action Line,” Chicago Tribune, undated
  • “Plant a tree as your share of 75 million,” Chicago Tribune, undated
  • “FDR’s trees: A living memorial,” unidentified newspaper, undated
  • “Sign industry backs down,” unidentified newspaper, undated
  • “New plans spare prairie,” unidentified newspaper, undated
Box 2 Folder 18 Newsletters and mailings regarding C.O.A.L. meetings, programs and activities, 1990-1996
Box 2 Folder 19 Correspondence about donations made to social agencies, charitable organizations and City of Chicago’s Department of the Environment, 1992-1995
Box 2 Folder 20 Blank membership cards, undated

C.O.A.L. Yearbooks

Box 3 Folder 1 1929-1930
Box 3 Folder 2 1951-1952
Box 3 Folder 3 1960-1961
Box 3 Folder 4 1969-1970
Box 3 Folder 5 1970-1971 (2 copies)
Box 3 Folder 6 1971-1972 (2 copies)
Box 3 Folder 7 1972-1973
Box 3 Folder 8 1973-1974
Box 3 Folder 9 1974-1975
Box 3 Folder 10 1975-1976
Box 3 Folder 11 1976-1977
Box 3 Folder 12 1977-1978
Box 3 Folder 13 1978-1979
Box 3 Folder 14 1980-1981
Box 3 Folder 15 1981-1982
Box 3 Folder 16 1982-1983
Box 3 Folder 17 April 17, 1984 - April 15, 1986
Box 3 Folder 18 1986-1987 (2 copies)
Box 3 Folder 19 1987-1988 (2 copies)
Box 3 Folder 20 1990-1991
Box 3 Folder 21 1991-1992
Box 3 Folder 22 1992-1993
Box 3 Folder 23 1993-1994
Box 3 Folder 24 1995-1996

Oversize

Box 1 Folder 1 Chicago Park District Arbor Day Proclamation, April 2, 1957 [Removed from Box 1 Folder 37]
 Box 1  Folder 2 Newsclippings, Bradwell School, Southeast Economist, September 1957 [Removed from Box 1 Folder 43]
 Box 1  Folder 3 Presentation scrapbook dedicated to Rose R. Murfrey, an active member of C.O.A.L. Presented by the Flossmoor League of Women Voters, May 4, 1943. Murfrey family items appended to 1949 [Removed from Box 1 Folder 65]

Photographs

1.1 Unidentified school, exterior, 1950
1.2 School children planting tree at unidentified school, exterior, 1950
1.3 Dedication of tree, unidentified school, 1950
1.4 Planted tree, exterior of unidentified school, 1950
1.5 Michael M. Byrne School, students planting irises, 1952
1.6 Children tending unidentified garden, circa 1952
1.7 Students at unidentified school’s Flower & Garden Show, interior, circa 1952
1.8 Students at unidentified school’s Flower & Garden Show, interior, circa 1952
1.9 Children tending unidentified garden, circa 1952
1.10 Children tending unidentified garden, circa 1952
1.11 Children harvesting vegetables, unidentified garden, circa 1952
1.12 Student receiving award at unidentified school’s Flower & Garden Show, circa 1952
1.13 Students at unidentified school’s Flower & Garden Show, circa 1952
1.14 Students at unidentified school’s Flower & Garden Show, circa 1952
1.15 Students at unidentified school’s Flower & Garden Show, circa 1952
1.16 Children tending unidentified garden, unidentified school, circa 1952
1.17 Children tending unidentified garden, circa 1952
1.18 Child with flowers in unidentified garden, circa 1952
1.19 Child holding vegetables in unidentified garden, circa 1952
1.20 Child tending unidentified garden, circa 1952
1.21 Child holding vegetables in unidentified garden, circa 1952
1.22 Children tending unidentified garden, circa 1952
1.23 Child in unidentified garden, circa 1952
1.24 Children tending unidentified garden, circa 1952
1.25 Adult and child tending unidentified garden, circa 1952
1.26 Child in unidentified garden, circa 1952
1.27 Child in unidentified garden, circa 1952
1.28 Child in unidentified garden, circa 1952
1.29 Child tending unidentified garden, circa 1952
1.30 Victory Garden display, Wadsworth School in Jackson Park, circa 1952
1.31 Garden Show display, circa 1952
1.32 Flower and Garden Show display, circa 1952
1.33 Flower and Garden Show display in unidentified school, [with C.O.A.L. members as judges?] 1953
1.34 Flower and Garden Show, students of Michael M. Byrne School [with C.O.A.L. member as judge?] 1953
1.35 Postcard, Illinois State Conservation Training Camp, Lake Villa, Illinois, circa 1955
1.36 Postcard, Illinois State Conservation Training Camp, Lake Villa, Illinois, circa 1955
1.37 Flower and Garden Show, students of Michael M. Byrne School [with C.O.A.L. members as judges?] 1956
1.38 Flower and Garden Show, students of Michael M. Byrne School [with C.O.A.L. members as judges?] 1956
1.39 Flower and Garden Show, students of Michael M. Byrne School [with C.O.A.L. members as judges?] 1956
1.40 C.O.A.L. President, Helen Brown & Retiring President, Elena Schorr at Grant Park Arbor Day, 1963
1.41 C.O.A.L. President, Elena Schorr, Dr. Schorr, Mrs. Llewellyn, Mrs. Donahue, Mrs. Lanyon and unidentified guests at [50th anniversary?] tea, 1963
1.42 C.O.A.L. members and Allerton Park Art School winner, 1963 (2 copies)
1.43 Presentation of Epperly painting to be given to General Franco of Spain, Sr. Villenuevos, Consul General of Spain, niece, and Sr. Lew, Consul of Panama, 1966
1.44 Woman tending unidentified garden, undated
1.45 C.O.A.L. members with Mayor Richard J. Daley, undated
1.46 Flower and Garden Show, student of McKay School, undated
1.47 Flower and Garden Show at McKay School, C.O.A.L. members, undated
1.48 Flower and Garden Show, students of McKay School, undated
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