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  • Branch Settlement House
    Image | 1901 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Branch Settlement House near Old Commons." From text: "The appeal of the child life of the traffic crowded streets and ill equipped homes, won the first response from our hearts and home. There were then neither place nor provision for the littlest children in the public schools. So we determined to lay the foundation of our work in the kindergarten. .. . When the ...
  • The Textile Room
    Image | 1902 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Textile Room." From text: "The [Hull House Labor] Museum was opened in November, 1900, and from the first, five departments were planned, though, owing to lack of space and equipment, only that of the textiles was developed to any extent during the first winter. In one room were placed various appliances for spinning and weaving, largely collected from the vici...
  • Courtyard of Hull House
    Image | 1920 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Courtyard of Hull House."
  • Chicago Commons Woman's Club
    Image | 1901 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "[T]he Chicago Commons Woman's Club … now numbers about 125 women, and includes the representatives of twelve or fifteen nationalities and many different sects. Its Tuesday afternoon meetings, (our flash-light view of the latest, gives some idea of their popularity and pleasure), is an event each week in the lives of its members and the house."
  • Colonial loom
    Image | 1902 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The old Colonial loom of which the museum contains two specimens, was fast in comparison with the more primitive looms, but slow when compared with the youngest of all, the power loom."
  • Chicago Commons' playground
    Image | 1901 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Chicago Commons' Play Ground. The only Playground for 12,000 Children." From text: "The summer activities of Chicago Commons have grown very normally in both variety and expense. … [T]he work enlarged to include … the establishment of the Chicago Commons playground (20 X 160 feet,) open every afternoon and all day Sunday under the supervision of residents, with an ...
  • Two spinning methods
    Image | 1902 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Two methods of Syrian spinning and European wheel." From text: "The spinning was illustrated by Italians, Greeks, Russians and Syrians, who spun with a distaff for holding the flax, and a spindle composed of a straight stick with one or two discs, and a small hook on the upper end to hold the thread. ... The museum is now able to show four variations of this earlie...
  • The Push-o-mobile
    Image | 1903 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Push-o-mobile." From text: "The fourth successful political campaign hand-running, in which Chicago Commons has taken effective part, was won last month. As the settlement experience and civic significance of the three victorious years may prove suggestive and encouraging to others as the ourselves, we let our readers have the story ... The election of Lewis D....