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  1. A bird’s nest
    This is a black and white photograph taken in June 1926 for the Eucharistic Congress. The photographer has captured a bird’s next resting in a amidst a tree branch in a wooden structure.

  2. A cardinal outside the Cathedral
    This is a black and white photograph taken in June 1926 for the Eucharistic Congress. One of the many cardinals in Chicago for the Eucharistic Congress walks in front of the cathedral amidst the thronging crowd. Other cardinals are present near him. The crowd is quite large. Several men are wearing top hats. Almost all men are wearing some kind of hat.

  3. A Cardinal, a Priest, and Two Men
    This is a black and white photograph taken in June 1926 for the Eucharistic Congress. Four men, including a priest and a cardinal, pose for the camera. Only one man is smiling, the others are squinting in the bright sun. There is a building behind them. The part that is visible is large glass windows. The men are wearing suits; the priest is wearing the traditional priest suit. The cardinal is in white garments.

  4. A crowd awaits the arrival of a train
    This is a black and white photograph taken in June 1926 for the Eucharistic Congress. A crowd has gathered on a platform at a train station. The crowd seems to consist of mostly school children. Their guardians, a few nuns, stand off to the left keeping watch. The entire group enthusiastically waves numerous American flags. In the background are several buildings. Their presence suggests that the train station is in a more urban community.

  5. A crowd awaits the arrival of a train
    This is a black and white photo taken in June 1926 for the Eucharistic Congress. A crowd has gathered on a platform at a train station. They wave several American flags as they wait for the arrival of a train. The crowd seems to be a group of children who are watched over by the women who are standing off to the side. In the background several buildings can be seen giving the place an urban atmosphere.

  6. A crowd gathers for the parade
    This is a black and white photograph taken in June 1926 for the Eucharistic Congress. A large crowd gathers on a sidewalk in downtown Chicago as they wait for the parade. Most of the crowd is wearing hats, many of them straw hats. So many have gathered that they stand up the staircases leading into the buildings farther back from the streets. The lampposts are decorated with American banners and the official emblem of the Eucharistic Congress. In the back of the photo, across the street, the large crowd continues. Police officers stand along the sides of the streets to make sure the crowd does not get out of hand.

  7. A Crowd Gathers in Wait for the Parade
    This is a black and white photograph taken in June 1926 for the Eucharistic Congress. A large crowd has gathered at the corners of Randolph and State Streets downtown Chicago. This is evidenced by the famous Marshall Field’s clock on the corner of the large building along the left side of the photo. The large crowd extends for about half a block down State Street, some people are even sitting on ladders or the tops of cars in hopes for a glimpse.

  8. A crowd gathers to greet the Cardinal Train
    This is a black and white photograph taken in June of 1926 for the Eucharistic Congress. A crowd has gathered at a train station. Here they seem to be chasing the train as they all head in one direction, to the left. The crowd, which thickens towards the rear of the photograph, holds two flags – one American and one Papal. There are buildings in the background, as well as a few trees, placing the station in a more urban setting.

  9. A crowd gathers to greet the Cardinal Train
    This is a black and white photo taken in June 1926 for the Eucharistic Congress. A peaceful crowd has gathered in a train yard to greet the Cardinal Train as it comes into Chicago. In the foreground several people are standing on the rail lines hoping to catch a glimpse of the people on the train. It is difficult to see the people on the train but it is assumed that Cardinal Bonzano, as well as other cardinals, are aboard the train. Several people, most likely cardinals, are standing on the back platform of the train welcoming the salutations of the crowd that has gathered in their honor. There are two flags flown by the crowd, the American and the Papal flags. In the background is a large building with a large tree overshadowing the right side of the building.

  10. A crowd gathers to greet the Cardinals’ Train
    This is a black and white photo taken in June 1926 for the Eucharistic Congress. A peaceful crowd has gathered in a train yard to greet the Cardinal Train as it comes into Chicago. In the foreground several people are standing on the rail lines hoping to catch a glimpse of the people on the train. It is difficult to see the people on the train but it is assumed that Cardinal Bonzano, as well as other cardinals, are aboard the train. Several people, most likely cardinals, are standing on the back platform of the train welcoming the salutations of the crowd that has gathered in their honor. There are two flags flown by the crowd, the American and the Papal flags. In the background is a large building with a large tree overshadowing the right side of the building.

  11. A crowd gathers to greet the Cardinals’ Train
    This is a black and white photo taken in June 1926 for the Eucharistic Congress. A crowd of people gathers to greet the Cardinal’s train. The train seems to be in a train yard, perhaps at its last stop. The cardinals, including Cardinal Bonzano, stand at the back of the train welcoming the salutations of the many people. Police officers stand near the train to make sure that order is maintained among the crowd. There are buildings in the background which suggest the train is in a more urban setting, possibly on the outskirts of Chicago

  12. A Crowd Watches Important Figures pass by in cars
    This is a black and white photograph taken in June of 1926 for the Eucharistic Congress. A crowd gathers along a road that seems to be on the outskirts of town, possibly on the way to Soldiers’ Field, for the skyscrapers and countless buildings seem to have come to an end. The cars, because of their ability to drive along the street must be carrying important people. The cars are escorted by police officers mounted on motorcycles. Other police officers try to maintain order and hold back the enthusiastic crowd. The lampposts are decorated with the American colors and the official emblem of the Congress. In the back right of the picture is the only evidence of a city setting – a large building.

  13. A crowded Soldiers’ Field
    This is a black and white photograph taken in June 1926 for the Eucharistic Congress. A view from the High Altar of a very crowded Soldiers’ Field. The side section is completely packed as is the ground section.

  14. A crowded Soldiers’ Field
    This is a black and white photograph taken in June 1926 for the Eucharistic Congress. A view from the High Altar of a very crowded Soldiers’ Field. The side section is completely packed as is the ground section.

  15. A fainting woman
    This is a black and white photograph taken in June 1926 for the Eucharistic Congress. Police officers carry a woman who has fainted to the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake. A few worried family members follow them. Members of one of the Catholic fraternal organizations look on as the scene enfolds.

  16. A faithful kisses Cardinal Bonzano’s ring
    This is a black and white photograph taken in June 1926 for the Eucharistic Congress. As John Cardinal Bonzano walks into one of the buildings at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake a gentleman comes to kiss his ring. Several other people, including members of a Catholic fraternal organization and a police officer, watch as this occurs.

  17. A float in the procession
    This is a black and white photograph taken in June 1926 for the Eucharistic Congress. One of the floats in the Eucharistic Procession passes by the crowd. Numerous people line the sides of the road. They are very near water and a bridge, with others in the Eucharistic procession walking on it, can be seen in the distance.

  18. A group of girls at Soldiers’ Field
    This is a black and white photograph taken in June 1926 for the Eucharistic Congress. A group of ten young women all wearing the same style of white dresses sit on one of the benches at Soldiers’ Field. An almost empty Soldiers’ Field can be seen in the background.

  19. A man fixes a boat
    This is a black and white photograph taken in June 1926 for the Eucharistic Congress. A man at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake. One of the bridges of the university is visible in the distance.

  20. A Police officer and two gentlemen
    This is a black and white photograph taken in June 1926 for the Eucharistic Congress. Two gentlemen and a police officer look over plans at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake to help keep people safe. One of the university buildings stands right behind them.

  21. A police officer holds back the crowd
    This is a black and white photograph taken in June 1926 for the Eucharistic Congress. A police officer holds back the crowd from the Eucharistic procession at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake. They are standing near one of the buildings of the university.

  22. A priest
    This is a black and white photograph taken in June 1926 for the Eucharistic Congress. A priest poses for the camera. He is wearing his clerics and stands outside a building in the sun.

  23. A priest
    This is a black and white photograph taken in June 1926 for the Eucharistic Congress. A priest smiles for the camera at Soldiers’ Field. He is one of the many who are helping with all the mass celebrations. Behind him is the extensive crowd sitting in the stands.

  24. A priest at the train station
    This is a black and white photograph taken in June 1926 for the Eucharistic Congress. A priest poses for the camera. He is wearing a hat and glasses and carries gloves in his hand. He is probably standing at the train station because there is a map that looks like it outlines the routes.

  25. A priest walks with Cardinal Mundelein
    This is a black and white photograph taken in June 1926 for the Eucharistic Congress. On the grounds of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake George Cardinal Mundelein walks with another priest. Other cardinals and priests walk behind them as they talk. The crowd has already gathered on the grass on either side of the sidewalk.

  26. A school band in Soldiers’ Field
    This is a black and white photograph taken in June 1926 for the Eucharistic Congress. A band from one of the schools in Lisle, Illinois, sits on the benches on the ground in Soldiers’ Field as they wait for one of the masses. In the background one of the side sections begins to fill people.

  27. A school band in Soldiers’ Field
    This is a black and white photograph taken in June 1926 for the Eucharistic Congress. A band from one of the schools sits on the benches on the ground in Soldiers’ Field as they wait for the Children's Mass. In the background one of the side sections begins to fill with people.

  28. A woman kneels in front of a bishop
    This is a black and white photograph taken in June 1926 for the Eucharistic Congress. A smaller group of believers gathers around a bishop at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake. A young woman kneels and takes the hand of the bishop.

  29. Acolyte kissing Cardinal Bonzano's ring

  30. Acolytes hold lamps during mass
    This is a black and white photograph taken in June 1926 for the Eucharistic Congress. Acolytes stand across the sidewalk in front of the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake and hold lamps. Priests closer to the Chapel kneel in prayer. Behind the acolytes is an expansive crowd that seems to cover the grounds of the university.

  31. Adams and Wabash Station

  32. Address in the Coliseum
    This is a black and white photograph taken in June 1926 for the Eucharistic Congress. A cardinal stands and addresses the crowd at the Coliseum in Chicago. Other cardinals sit in rows on either side of him. The Coliseum is completely full of enthusiastic listeners. Even the balcony behind the main stage of the cardinals is completely full.

  33. Administration Bldg, Sheldon School , Area, Ill
    This is a black and white photographic postcard. There is a fairly large building, surrounded by large trees and a yard of grass in front. The building is the administration building of Sheldon University. There are two entrances, one on either side with stairs leading to the doors. There are two stories, each story has several windows.

  34. Administration Building, Sheldon Scool, Eara, Ill., Near Libertyville, Ill
    This is a color postcard. There is a fairly large building, surrounded by large trees and a yard of grass in front. The building is the administration building of Sheldon University. There are two entrances, one on either side with stairs leading to the doors. There are two stories, each story has several windows.

  35. aerial photograph of Mundelein train terminal and parking for Eucharistic Procession

  36. Aerial view of crowd outside of Soldiers’ Field
    This is a black and white photograph taken in June 1926 for the Eucharistic Congress. This is an aerial view taken from the High Altar at Soldiers’ Field. A massive crowd that cannot enter Soldiers’ Field because there is no space has gathered outside the fences trying to catch a glimpse of the ceremonies. A first aid station is located towards the lower right hand corner. A procession of priests is walking out of the Field Museum to Soldiers’ Field.

  37. Aerial view of the Field Museum and Soldiers’ Field
    This is a black and white photograph taken in June 1926 for the Eucharistic Congress. This photo is taken on top of a train station outside of Soldiers’ Field. The Field Museum and Soldiers’ Field with the high Altar are visible in the distance. There are hundreds of people walking around the area. In the foreground there are several trains at the train station.

  38. Al Smith
    This is a black and white photograph taken in 1926 for the Eucharistic Congress. Al Smith, a Catholic running for President of the United States, makes a stop in Chicago. Here he is standing on the back of a train shaking hands with the crowd that has gathered to see him. He is in the train station in Chicago.

  39. Al Smith in the crowd
    This is a black and white photograph taken in June 1926 for the Eucharistic Congress. Al Smith waves to the camera as he stands amid the crowd of thousands of Catholics at Soldiers’ Field.

  40. Al Smith in the crowd
    This is a black and white photograph taken in June 1926 for the Eucharistic Congress. Al Smith waves to the camera as he stands amid the crowd of thousands of Catholics at Soldiers’ Field.

  41. Al Smith in the crowd
    This is a black and white photograph taken in June 1926 for the Eucharistic Congress. Al Smith stands in the crowd of thousands of Catholics at Soldiers’ Field.

  42. Alessius Cardinal Charost
    This is a black and white photograph taken in June of 1926 for the Eucharistic Congress. This photograph is of Alessius Cardinal Charost, Archbishop of Rennes. He is wearing the traditional garments of a cardinal.

  43. Alessius Cardinal Charost
    This is a black and white photograph taken in June 1926 for the Eucharistic Congress. In this photograph there are three men. In the center is Alessius Cardinal Charost in his cardinal attire. On his left side is another priest in a traditional cassock and on his right stands a dignitary in a suit. They are standing inside in a room.

  44. Altar in front of Immaculate Conception Chapel

  45. An address at Soldiers’ Field
    This is a black and white photograph taken in June 1926 for the Eucharistic Congress. An important personage gives one of the addresses at Soldiers’ Field from the High Altar. The speaker talks into the many microphones that were used for the event.

  46. An empty Soldier Field
    This is a black and white photograph taken in June 1926 for the Eucharistic Congress. This picture is taken from the High Altar at Soldier' Field in Chicago. Rows upon rows of benches are on the field. The number of those seats is augmented by the permanent side sections of Soldier' Field. Chicago's buildings can be seen in the background.

  47. Area outside Field Museum
    This is a black and white photograph taken in June 1926 for the Eucharistic Congress. This is an aerial photograph of the area outside of the Field Museum. The train station is below with an open field around it where some vendors have set up tents. Thousands of people cross the bridge over the train station. There is an outpouring of people from Soldiers’ Field. The Field Museum is visible in the distance. Soldiers’ Field is beyond it.

  48. Arrival of the Cardinals to Cathedral of the Holy Name
    This is a black and white photograph taken in June 1926 for the Eucharistic Congress. Several cars, bearing cardinals and other dignitaries, drive up to the main entrance of Cathedral of the Holy Name. A massive crowd has gathered right outside the cathedral and on the sidewalk across the street. The electric lines and lampposts are decorated with American and Papal flags. The cathedral is also decorated for the occasion with American and Papal flags and the official shield of the Congress.

  49. Arrival of the South American
    This is a black and white photograph taken in June 1926 for the Eucharistic Congress. The South American, a ship, has just arrived in Chicago, on the Chicago river, from Boston. Hundreds of people are seen leaning over the decks of the ship. There is a crowd, most wearing hats, on the port, and on a staircase leading to a large building, watching the arrival and awaiting the outpouring of travelers. There are police officers mixed in the crowd to maintain order. In the background, there is a sign advertising construction, and the construction company, on W Wacker Drive.

  50. Auto parking area at Eucharistic Procession

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