Portrait of superintendent of schools Mrs. Ella Flagg Young standing with students outdoors at the Mary Crane Nursery, an open-air school, located at 782 West Cabrini Street (formerly 782 Ewing), 1910.
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Ella Flagg Young was the first woman in the US to head a large school system and the first female president of the National Education Association.
The Mary Crane Nursery was a school for low income children associated with Hull House. In 1914, the Mary Crane Nursery was a year round outdoor program. The average January temperature for Chicago is 30°F/1°C.