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AP photo from May 11, 1941, showing Ruth Van Sickle Ford, first woman member of the Palette and Chisel, one-time president and director of the Chicago Academy of Art, and renowned art teacher.

She painted the large portrait of the blonde girl that is hanging in the basement at the Palette and Chisel today. Here are a couple more examples of her work: 2014-04-05 10.07.25 am2014-04-05 10.07.41 am

We know Emory Seidel as a sculptor. Here he is designing a poster for Firestone Tires:
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A nice drawing by Frank Raymond, former member of the P&C. You might be familiar with his etching of the Tribune Tower that is hanging in the kitchen at 1012 Dearborn.

NMTF151Through May 11, there’s an exhibit of Walter Ufer’s work at the National Cowboy Museum in Oklahoma City, OK. Wish I had known of it earlier!

Previously we saw the obituary notice for Al Ullrich, which noted that he had purchased Lord’s Department Store in Evanston in 1917. That got me to wondering about the department store and what it was like. Here’s a late 19th century photo of Lord’s and two ads from the Lake Shore News of October 7, 1921: n000055 lake shore news oct. 7 1921 lake shore news oct. 7 1921 2

This is from several years ago when I gave a lecture at the Palette and Chisel on the club’s history.2014-03-09 11.07.40 am

Otto Hake, Muralist

Hake is on the left. Mural unknown.

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