Physics A, 1 book.
Astronomy, 1 book.
Botany A, 1 book; plant analysis, 1 book.
Zoology A, 1 book.
Physiology B, 1 book; A, 1 book.
Arithmetic B, 1 book; A, 1 book.
Algebra A, 1 book.
Book-keeping, 3 books.
Grammar C, 1 book; B, 1 book; A, 1 book.
Literature: American B, 1 book; American A, 1 book;
English B, 1 book; English A, 1 book.
Heading, 1 book.
Ehetoric, 2 books.
Geography A, 2 books; B, 1 books.
History: B, 2 books; A, 1 book; general, 2 books;
English, 2 books; Roman, 1 book.
Civil Government, 2 books.
Drawing: Specimen lessons, 1 book; A, 1 book.
Writing, 2 books.
English Analysis, 1 book.
Latin, 1 book, Caesar.
German, 1 book.
Greek, 1 book, 1st and 2d year's work.
Geography, 1 book.
Algebra E, 1 book; D, 1 book.
Nos. 22 and 23. Sample cases from museum, showing
ducks of Illinois.
No. 39. Material used in language, number, color and
No. 40. * Material used in the study of geography, some
mounted plans and photograph album of board work
done by students.
Xos. 41-52. Photographs of buildings, rooms, appa-
ratus and students.
No. 47. Photographs of blackboard drawing and ap-
paratus in the Science Department.
Framed photographs of buildings, rooms, faculty, etc.
Hand-book giving history, general information and
syllabus of work in the different departments.
Box of solids.
71 photographs building and grounds.
26 photographs illustrating class work and apparatus.
1 case of (dry) liquid measures.
Mounted specimens (plants.)
REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON STATE CHARIT-
f'HE act creating the Illinois Board of World's Fair
Commissioners, required of them, among other things,
"An Exhibit of the Educational and Industrial work as
conducted in the State Charitable Institutions."
Upon the organizing of your honorable body, the fol-
lowing members were appointed as the Committee on
State Charitable Institutions, and charged with the duty
of perferming or securing the performance of the above
statutory requirement, to-wit: James M. Washburn,
A. B. Hostetter, B. F. Wyman, J. W. Judy and W. D.
The control of the very liberal appropriation of
1800,000.00 was diminished by the sum of $80,000.00,
specially appropriated to the Woman's Board and by
the further sum of $40,000.00, devoted to the Illinois
exhibits of live stock, leaving but $620,000.00 under
the control of your honorable board.
The pre-determined purpose to invest between $250,-
000.00 and $300,000.00 in the building and its furnish-
ings and the ornamentation of its grounds, left less than
$350,000.00 with which to prepare, collect and maintain
ail the exhibits required by the law, to pay the salaries
and expenses of the Board, and to entertain hospitably
all the visitors to our Building. In order to secure equal-
ity between the various committees and economy in the
expenditure of. the moneys devoted to securing, prepar-
ing and maintaining exhibits, a committee was appointed
to apportion the moneys to be expended, to the several
committees, and under this apportionment, the sum of
$20,000.00 was assigned to the Committee on State
Charitable Institutions with which to make their exhibits.
This sum was so unsatisfactory to the Superintendent
of the Institution for the Education of the Deaf and
Dumb, who desired more than that sum to enable him to
maintain a school of seventy-five or eighty of his pupils
at the Fair to demonstrate the methods of teaching and
the progress of the pupils, that he declined to make any
personal exhibit. Your Committee decided that it was
not desirable to have a personal exhibit from any of the
Charitable Institutions except the Blind and the Deaf
and Dumb. Upon a consultation with the superintend-
ents of the several charitable institutions, and at their
request, the sum of $6,000.00 was set apart for the ex-
hibit of the Deaf and Dumb; a like sum for the Blind, and
$1,000.00 for the exhibit of the Asylum for Feeble-Minded
Children. Thereupon the Superintendent of the Institu-
tion for the Blind decided to make a personal exhibit
with twelve or fifteen of his pupils. The Committee also
decided to have taken and put on exhibition, photo-
graphic views of the several charitable institutions, and
to have prepared and published in pamphlet form for
judicious gratuitous distribution during the Fair a brief
history of each of the State Charitable Institutions.
These photographs were taken in two sizes, one 18x22
inches; the other 24x36 inches, and framed with quarter
sawed oak. The size of these frames, lesser frame 24x28
inches, moulding 3 inches wide, size of larger frames 30x40
inches, moulding 4 inches wide. They were tastefully
suspended around the walls of the rooms occupied by
the exhibits of the Charitable Institutions in the Illinois
Building, prominently in view of all visitors, and at-
tracted much attention and many compliments. There
were taken and framed one hundred and forty photo-
graphs 18x22 inches and seventy-nine photographs
24x36; the frames of the former cost $8.50 each, the
latter $11.00, besides the expenses of the artist while
taking the negatives, amounting to $170.00.
The Committee have thought these photographs (which
were the only exhibits made by six out of ten State
Charitable Institutions) worthy of being catalogued in
PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS OF OUR STATE CHARITABLE INSTI-
VIEWS TAKEN AT THE ILLINOIS CHARITABLE EYE AND EAR
INFIRMARY, AT CHICAGO.
No. View. Size.
4545. Operating room 18x22 inches
4546. Ear dispensary room 18x22 "
4547. Main sitting room 18x22 "
4548. Refraction room... ..18x22 "
VIEWS TAKEN AT THE SOLDIERS' ORPHANS' HOME AT
No. View. Size.
3584. School and children 24x36 inches
3588. School room 18x22 "
3589. Dynamos 18x22 "
3590. Chapel 24x36 "
3591. Dining room and children 18x22 "
3591% Reception room 18x22 "
3592. Kitchen 18x22 "
3592% Kindergarten dormitory 18x22 "
3593. Library 24x36 "
3593. Clothing and repair room 18x22 "
3597. Main entrance 24x36 "
VIEWS TAKEN AT THE SOLDIERS* AND SAILORS' HOME AT
No. View. Size.
00. Group of old soldiers 18x22 inches
3524. Chapel 18x22 "
3525. Boiler room 18x22 "
3526. Old men's dormitory 18x22 l<
3527. Upper hospital ward 18x22 "
3528. Reading room 18x22 "
3529. Kitchen 18x22 "
3530. Amusement room 18x22 "
3531. Laundry 18x22 "
3533. Quartermaster's store room 18x22 "
3534. Guests' chamber 18x22 "
3535. Grounds and flower beds 24x36 "
3536. Battery 24x36 " .
3537. Farm buildings 24x36 "
3538. Superintendent's office Ix22 "
3539. Cow barn 24x36 "
3540. Trustee's room 18x22 "
3541. Sitting room 18x22 "
3543. Old men's dining room 24x36 "
3548. Bird's eye view of street of cottages.. 24x3 6 "
VIEWS TAKEN AT THE ASYLUM FOR FEEBLE-MINDED
CHILDREN AT LINCOLN, ILL.
No. View. Size.
3560. Tailoring room 18x22 inches
3561. Main entrance 18x22 '
3562. Amusement hall 18x22 "
3563. Dormitory, asylum department 18x22 "
3564. Day room, asylum department 18x22 "
3565. Laundry 1822 "
3566. Dormitory 18x22 "
Asylum for Feebk Minded Children Concluded.
No. View. Size.
3567. Gymnasium 18x22 inches
3571. Dynamo room 18x22 "
3574. Reception room 24x36 "
3575. Main kitchen 24x36 "
3576. Dormitory 18x22 "
3577. Infirmary ward, asylum department. 18x22 "
3578. Dining room annex 18x22 "
3579. Kindergarten school 18x22 "
3580. Main dining room 24x36 "
3581. Lace workers 18x22 "
3582. Emergency hospital room 18x22 "
3583. Sewing room, south wing 18x22 "
3584. Wood carving room 18x22 "
3585. Ironing room 18x22 "
3586. General office 18x22 "
3587. Boiler room 24x36 u
3588. Band room... ..18x22 "
VIEWS TAKEN AT THE INSTITUTION FOR THE BLIND
AT JACKSONVILLE, ILL.
No. View. Size.
4395. Bowling alley 18x22 inches
4396. Chapel with pupils 18x22 "
4397. Dining hall 18x22 "
4398. Dormitory, 1 of 16 ..18x22
4399. Girls' cottage 18x22
4400. Band wagon and hospital, 18x22
4401. Military companies 18x22
4402. Orchestra ,...18x22
4405. Chapel, front view 18x22
4406. Main hall, main building 18x22
Institution for the Blind Concluded.
No. View. Size.
4407. Store room, broom dept 24x36 iiiches
4408. Printing room 24x36 "
4409. Sitting room, men's dormitory 24x36 "
4410. High school " 24x36 "
4412. Kindergarten 24x36 "
4413. Sewing room 24x36 "
4414. Main hall, girls' cottage 24x36 "
4415. Hospital, girls' ward 24x36 "
4416. Type writing room 24x36 "
4417. Broom shop, sewing room 24x36 "
4418. Kitchen 24x36 "
4419. Broom shop, tying room 24x36 "
4420. Bakery 24x36 "
At the Institution for the Deaf and Dumb at Jack'son-
ville, there were sixty-four photographic views taken
(thirty at the instance of your Committee and thirty-
four at the instance of Dr. Gillett). Of these, thirty
were selected and framed as follows, the remainder put
No. View. Size.
4191. Dairy herd 24x36 inches
4197. Girls going to school 24x36 "
4200. School room, 1 of 28 24x36 "
4201. Boys' class, Alma Gillette 24x36 "
4204. Articulating class, Lyde Kent 18x22 "
4209. Front view of main building 24x36 "
4213. Garden walk, etc 24x36 "
4216. Girls' gymnasium class with poles.. .24x36 "
4218. Articulation class, Grace Higgins... .18x22 "
4220. Store room of cabinet shop 18x22 "
4221. School building and grounds 24x36 "
4223. Articulating class, Jane Russell ...18x22 "
4224. Cadets: Stack arms... ...24x36 "
Institution for the Deaf and Dumb Concluded.
No. View. Size.
4225. Articulating class, Alma Gillett 18x22 inches
4226. " " 18x22 "
4228. Swinging room and class 18x22 "
4229. Little girls at play 24x36 *'
4232. Articulation class (2d year), Mary
Haider 18x22 "
4237. General store, counting room, etc. ...18x22 ' "
4243. Shoe shop 18x22 "
4247. Girls' gymnasium with dumb bells. .18x22 "
4248. Cabinet shops 18x22 "
4249. Chapel with pupils, 520 18x22 "
4250. Printing office 18x22 "
4261. Class No. 1, sign department 18x22 "
4263. Garden view boys at work 18x22 "
4264. Art room and drawing class 18x22 *'
4265. Articulation class, Helen Waite 18x22 '
4268. Articulation class, Jane Gillette 18x22 "
4292. Back view of store, library, bakery,
cold storage, kitchen, boiler house,
etc 24x36 "
PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN AT THE CENTRAL HOSPITAL
FOR INSANE AT JACKSONVILLE, ILL.
No. View. Size.
3620. Trustees' room, main building 18x22 inches
3621. Associate dormitory annex build-
3622. Dining room, 1 of 24.: 18x22
3623. View of grounds 24x36
3624. Laundry, ironing room 24x36
3625. Swimming pool 24x36
3626. Offices in main building 18x22
3627. Patient's bed room, 1 of 300 18x22
3628. Ward No. 7, main building 18x22
Central Hospital for Insane Concluded.
No. View. Size.
3629. Kitchen in annex 24x36 inches
3630. Farm building 24x36 "
3632. Grounds and main building 24x36 "
3633 Reservoir 24x36 "
3634. Engine room 24x36 "
3635. Associate dining room in annex 24x36 "
3636. Alcove in ward 7, main building 18x22 "
3637. Cross ward, main building 24x36 "
3638. Machine and repair shop 24x36 "
3639. Sitting room in main building 18x22 "
3640. Chapel in main building 18x22 "
3641. Amusement hall, seats 400 18x22 "
3642. Amusement hall annex, seats 530. ..18x22 "
3643. Laundry and wash room 18x22 "
3644. Officers and employes 18x22 "
3645. Alcove and ward in annex 18x22 "
3646. Chapel in annex, seats 530 18x22 lt
3647. Bird's eye view to westward 18x22 ' c
3658. Bird's eye view, includes reservoir 24x36 "
3659. Bird's eye view of annex building. ...24x36 "
3661. Band... ...24x36 "
PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN AT NORTHERN HOSPITAL FOR
INSANE AT ELGIN, IL.L.
No. View. Size.
3294. Superintendent's office 18x22 inches-
3295. Associate dining hall 24x36 "
3296. Associate dining hall, alcove and
conservatory 24x36 "
3298. Boiler room... 24x36 "
3299. Dormitory in annex 18x22 "
3300. Officers and employes 18x22 "
Engine and dynamo room 18x22 "
Northern Hospital for Insane Concluded.
No. View. Size.
3302. Associate dining hall, male patients.. 18x22 inches
3303. Ward A, 2d floor, male patients' hal!.18x22 "
3304. Conservatory 18x22 "
3305. Main entrance and stairway, center
building 18x22 "
3306. Chapel in center building 18x22 "
3307. Disturbed ward D, male patients 18x22 "
3308. Superintendent's hall, center building!8x22 "
3309. Alcove and hall, ward A 18x22 "
3310. Associate dining hall, female patients!8x22 "
3311. Lake and summer house 24x36 "
3312. Tennis grounds 18x22 "
3313. Disturbed ward C, female patients.. .24x36 "
3314. Disturbed ward south, annex building24x36 '*
3316. Croquet grounds 18x22 "
3318. Summer house 24x36 "
PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN AT THE SOUTHERN HOSPITAL FOR
INSANE AT ANNA, ILL.
No. View. Size.
3660. Ward A-l, north wing, male patients.!8x22 inches
3661. Disturbed ward E-3, south wing 18x22 "
3662. Main hall-way in center building 18x22 '
3663. Ward No. 3 and alcove 18x22 "
3664. Amusement hall, center building 18x22
3665. Laundry room 18x22
3666. Cottage ward 18x22 "
3667. Bird's eye view of lawn front, main
3668. Ward E-l, south wing 18x22
3669. Bird's eye view, annex building 24x36
3670. Bird's eye view, annex southeast 18x22
3671. Farm buildings 24x36
3672. Main building from north 24x36
Southern Hospital for Insane Concluded.
No. , Yiew. Size.
3673. Dining room, main building 18x22 inches.
3674. Alcove in north wing, main building.. 24x36 "
3675. Kitchen in annex... 24x36 "
3676. Superintendent's office, main build-
ing 18x22 "
3677. Clothes room in annex 18x22 "
3678. Dining room in annex 24x36 "
3679. Dining room in disturbed ward 18x22 "
3680. Hall-way on 2d floor, main building.24x36 "
3681. Boiler room in annex 18x22 "
3682. Ward in main building 18x22 "
3683. Ward 4 in annex, females 24x36 "
3684. Ironing room 18x22 "
3685. Dynamo room 18x22 "
3685%. Hall way in annex 18x22 "
3686. Dormitory in ward 3 24x36 "
3687. Physician's office, annex 18x22 "
36S9& Billiard room, ward A, 1 24x36 "
PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN AT THE EASTERN HOSPITAL.
FOR INSANE AT KANKAKEE.
No. View. Size.
3500. Cottage dining room 18x22 inches-
3501. Fire department 18x22 "
3502. Ladies' ward, room 2 north 24x36 "
3503. Main dining room 24x36 "
3504. Business manager's office 18x22 "
3505. Supply clerk's office 18x22 "
3506. Sitting room 24x36 "
3507. Mattress and rug room 24x36 "
3508. Laboratory 24x36 "
3509. Bakery .*. 18x22 "
3510. Water tower and engine house 18x22 "
3511. Kitchen... ...24x36 "
Eastern Hospital for Insane Concluded.
No. View. Size.
3512. Printing and shoe room 18x22 inches
3513. Boiler room 24x36 "
3514. Cottage sitting room 18x22 "
3515. Carpenter shop 18x22 "
3516. Dormitory 24x36 "
3517. Waterworks, pumps, fire engine 18x22 "
3518. Laundry room, washing machines.. .24x36 "
3519. Soap factory 18x22 "
3520. Machine shop 24x36 "
3521. Slaughter and packing house 18x22 "
3522. Cottage infirmary 18x22 "
3523. Associate dining room 18x22 "
3532. Amusement hall 18x22 "
In all, there seem to be one hundred and forty photo-
graphs 18x22 inches, framed 24x28 inches; and seventy-
nine photographs 24x36 inches, framed 30x40 inches;
total, two hundred and nineteen photographs framed,
and thirty-four photographs on stretchers, not framed.
Another highly interesting and important exhibit made
by each of the State Charitable Institutions was a brief
history (largely statistical) of each institution, prepared
by the Superintendent thereof, which your Committee
had printed in pamphlet form and illustrated with a
number of photographic views taken at the several in-
stitutions for judicious free distribution during the Expo-
sition to the visitors most interested in the work of
Of these histories 10,000 copies of the history of the
Institution for the Blind; 8,000 copies of the history of
the Institution for the Deaf and Dumb; and 5,CK)0 copies
of the history of each of the other State Charitable In-
stitutions were printed and most of them distributed
during the Exposition by those in superintendance of
the exhibits of these institutions.
Copies of those histories were bound in more perma-
nent form and distributed as follows:
One copy to the office of each county clerk in the State,
One copy to each of the State officers,
One copy to each State Charitable Institution,
One copy to each member of this Commission and to
The cost of making and framing and hanging the pho-
tographs taken at the State Charitable Institutions, in-
cluding the supervision and assistance of members of
this Committee, was approximately the sum of $3,000.00,
and the cost of the histories of the several Institutions
was approximately $1,000.00.
These photographs and histories were the only exhibits
made by the Soldiers' and Sailors' Home; the Soldiers'
Orphans' Home; the Eye and Ear Infirmary, and the
Hospitals for Insane, except the Northern Hospital at
This Institution made a most beautiful and interesting
exhibit of fine art and handiwork (made by the patients)
consisting of eighteen oil paintings, chiefly of various
kinds of flowers, book-marks, handkerchiefs, glove-boxes;
twenty-one specimens of fine needlework of various arti-
cles, including pin-cushions, chair tidies, photograph
holders, handkerchiefs, mats, etc., and thirty specimens
of crochet-work of different articles, including sofa-pillows,
paper-holders, ladies' aprons and skirts, chair tidies, and
about one dozen bunches of lace.
EXHIBIT OF THE ASYLUM FOR FEEBLE-MINDED CHILDREN.
The Asylum for Feeble-Minded Children made a most
wonderful, extensive and varied exhibit, consisting of
forty-five specimens of hand carved wood-work. Among
the more prominent of these, and worthy of special men-
tion are two large door shutters, one mantel, one book-
case, a what-not and a settee or sofa, and a large num-
ber of picture frames, thirteen pieces of hammered brass
work, six oil paintings, thirty specimens of paper and
needlework of different articles, thirty-nine specimens of
lace, embroidery and crochet work of various articles,
fifteen specimens of needlework on various articles of
dress, pillows, rugs and mats, boots, and seven pairs of
EXHIBIT MADE BY THE INSTITUTION FOR THE DEAF
As described by the Superintendent, Prof. S. T. Walker:
First, the school represented by complete sets of lesson
papers from each class bound in attractive volumes.
Second, the art department was represented by a large
number of pictures, the work of our students in this de-
partment, including pen and ink work in black and white,
water color and oil work, one piece being a very credit-
able oil painting of Rev. Thomas Gallaudet, the founder
of deaf education in America.
Tfte industrial department of this Institution which is
co-important, was represented by several pieces of furni-
ture from the cabinet shop, including a bedstead, dresser,
wash-stand, book-case, office desks and a very elabo-
rately carved sideboard. The furniture was the work of
the pupils. The carving on the sideboard was the work
of the art pupils. There was also a carved chair, carved
bench and carved easel. The shoe shop was represented
by several pairs of both men's and women's shoes, the
work of pupils in this department, and the printing office
was represented by bound volumes of the weekly paper
published at the Institution called The Deaf Mute Ad-
vance, and by a large album of samples of job printing
done in the office by pupils; also a very handsome illus-
trated twenty-eight page prospectus of the school printed
in the printing office.
The room set aside for the exhibition was also embel-
lished by very large sized photographs of the building;
and grounds of the Institution. And what attracted
most of the public) attention was the photographs illus-
trating the methods of teaching the dumb to talk.
EXHIBIT MADE BY THE INSTITUTION FOR THE BLIND,
As described by Frank H. Hall, Superintendent of the In-
stitution and of the exhibit prior to the 1st of July, 1893.
Machinery and type for printing embossed characters;
operated by a blind boy; thousands of slips printed for
Machinery for making brooms; operated by a blind
man; hundreds of whisk brooms made and sold at 10
Sewing machines; operated by a blind girl; a great
variety of articles made and sold as souvenirs.
Remington typewriter; operated by a blind boy; wrote
large numbers of slips for free distribution, and occasion-
ally wrote letters from dictation for pay.
The Braille-writer; operated sometimes by a blind boy,
at other times by a blind girl; slips prepared for free
The stereotype-maker; operated by a blind man; from
six to ten pages of copper stereotypes of standard music
prepared each day. These plates are now the property
of the Illinois Institution for the Blind, and from them
music is printed for use in the school.
The "New York Point Slate" was in constant use by
the side of the "Illinois Braille-writer," thus bringing
the old and the new into striking contrast.
Several girls were employed in making bead work, in
crocheting, knitting, hammock making, etc.
One or two pupils were kept constantly busy illustrat-
ing the method of reading by touch.
At stated intervals music was provided; a piano, cor-
net, violin, violoncello, clarionet,- euphonium and trom-
bone being the principal instruments used.
A great variety of work from the shops and sewing
rooms of the Institution was also on exhibition.
Twenty-two blind persons took part in the exhibition,
the usual number present at any one time being thir-
LIST OF ARTICLES MADE BY THE BLIND AND EXHIBITED
IN THE ILLINOIS BUILDING.
Shop-work. Brooms of all kinds, caned chairs.
Needle-work. Aprons, handkerchiefs, dress, bed quilt,
Knitting and Crochet. Pillow sham, laces, mats, head-
rests, carriage afghan, cushions, dressed dolls, capes,
fascinators, shawls, skirts, mittens, holders.
Netting. Hammocks, horse nets, throws, bead work,
rope table, paper and cloth flowers.
Machinery and Appliances. Sewing machine, Reming-
ton typewriter, Braille-writer, stereotype maker, Braille
and New York point slates, printing press, books and
music in embossed characters, broom machine, map of
Jackson Park. Thirteen pupils at work in the foregoing.
The personal exhibit made of twelve to fifteen of the
students of the Institution for the Education of the
Blind under the direct supervision of Prof. Frank H.
Hall, Superintendent of that Institution, and of his suc-
cessor in office, Dr. W. F. Short, was by far the most
interesting and attractive of all the exhibits made by
the State Charitable Institutions and one of the most
attractive made in the Illinois State Building.
And this Committee desires to pay the tribute of their
high regard and admiration of the consummate ability
and fidelity of Prof. Hall in organizing and superintend-
ing this personal exhibit, and especially to the equani-
mity and good humor shown by him under his retirement
from the position of Superintendent, which in no wise
dampened or diminished his energy in making his ex-
hibit a grand success, and which was in marked contrast
with the conduct of the superintendents of two or three
of the other institutions, under this discouraging ordeal.
And this Committee would corne short of its duty did it
fail to express its disapprobation of the withdrawal of
this most interesting and attractive personal exhibit by
the Trustees of that Institution soon after the attendance
at the Exposition had grown to very large proportions.
For this unfortunate withdrawal, we believe that the
Superintendent, Dr. Short, was in no wise responsible.
This Committee may be excused for congratulating
itself and the Commission and the State Charitable In-
stitutions upon the general success of the exhibits made
by them, and especially upon the fact that this exhibit
was made at an expenditure of less than half the amount
of money apportioned to them for making it, and that
of the |20,000 apportioned for this purpose, more
than half, nearly three-fifths, yet remain in the State