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front cover of the scrapbook, yellow leather


back of the cover - New York Times, August 23,1953 article Lower-Income Group's Tour Abroad


Our Plane


Along the Way of TWA


The aircraft for their flight


Lucky horseshoe


Our Plane caption


Happy Shamrock


Flight tickets, information and photo


Caption, Our Flight Ticket


Ticket Sleeve front cover


Inside Ticket Sleeve, without ticket


Ticket open to front/back


Ticket open to show inside


Photo caption: Checking our luggage in at the G.E. Club


Photo showing woman with her luggage for trip


Our Express Receipt


American Express Receipt cover


Final payment receipt for Elex trip


Service while you are en route


Relief-Panorama of the Rhine; The Mouse-Tower near Bingen


Map of trip caption, pointing to page 5


Map of Europe


Luggage Insurance Policy, Stub for passport and Notary Cost


Luggage Ins. Policy label


Luggage Insurance Policy form


Label for Passport payment stub


Passport stub


Notary Cost note


Notary receipt for Betty Jane Ruff


Notation of other costs on page 7


Deposit receipt an application for General Electric Elex Escorted European Tour for Betty Ruff


Happy trip cards


Cards from Mom and Pop Saint and Jean from Houston Texas


Card 1 front


Card 1, part 2


Card 1, part 3


Card 2, front


Card 2, inside


European Tour booklet and Bon Voyage party invitations


European Tour booklet part 1


European Tour booklet part 2


European tour booklet part 3. Tour 1-for 15 days


European Tour booklet part 4. Tour 2-for 22 days


Card from Mrs. William E. Locker


Bon Voyage from Jo and Bill Locker


TWA card


Invitation to Bon Voyage party at YWCA on June 4th.


Mamie Eisenhower sends best wishes to Elex Club for upcoming European Tour


Best Wishes from First Lady Mamie Eisenhower To Elex Club on their European trip


News article on Mamie Eisenhower's letter to Elex.


Labels of: TWA and NORTHEAST airlines and Grosvenor House Park Lane London,W., on the Saturday, Fe


NEWS-SENTINEL, Rotogravure section: 300 Fort Wayne Women to Globetrot. Pictured Mrs. Helen Wood and


I. Meyers takes payment from J. Wass; Passports: M Olson, R. Wibel, and J. Woods; Passport Pictures:


2 newspaper clippings and a picture of a rabbit face.


Once in a lifetime Trip Awaits Elex Club Members clipping


Pictured in clipping called "EUROPE IN '53 OR BUST" are Elex club members Lucille Keller, Donna Bau


Small bunny face


2 newspaper clippings and GEORGEV PARIS label


A newspaper article by Ernest E. Williams about the announcement of two European tours scheduled to


continued of the article by E. Willliams


GEORGEV PARIS


Fortune magazine 1953 article with a picture of a group of ladies and a face of boy wearing a green


Fortune--June 1953


comic: boy face wearing green hat.


Virginia Molden is providing French lessons for some of the G.E. workers. Among them are R. Wibel (


Fort Wayne Flies to Paris: More than 100 G.E. women are going


Article: American factory workers are taking a three-week summer vacation in Europe has come to pass


continued; The group will hit Amsterdam, Cologne, Wiesbaden, Lucerne, Milan, Rome, Rapallo, Nice and


3 sections of the story about the Fort Wayne Elex Club and the cost details of the European Trip an


Section 1: Staying at the Waldorf Hotel in London; the Grand in Paris , the Mediterranean in Rome; H


Section 2: continued. Irene Meyers, the G.E. supervisor of women's activities


Section 3 continued. Mrs. Roosevelt's cookies


EXCELSIOR HOTEL ERNST KOLN


Continued write-up on the trip, a match cover and room reservation card


Write-up continued: Helen Engle and other tell of their financial arrangements; Miss Meyers arranges


Red match book cover


EXCELSIOR HOTEL ERNST room card


Inside the room card


Newspaper article about Miss Irene Myers and a decal of a dog under the words "Our Trip Planner"


John B. Crane write-up " Europe Needs Women Like Miss Irene Myers"


Our Trip Planner and a decal of a puppy wearing a green bow


"Elex to Tour Europe in 1953" article dated Friday March 21, 1952 Fort Wayne Indiana, a decal of a s


2 decals: Charing Cross Hotel Strand, London, W.C.2 Southern Railway Company


Article in the G.E. News dated Friday May 22, 1953: Reservation deadline nears for the Elex European


1 periodical called The MONOGRAM June 1953 and 2 baggage tickets


Cover of the MONOGRAM blue in color and pictures


Page 22 MONOGRAM Personality article about Irene Meyers


Hotel Charring Gross London purple baggage ticket


Excelsior Cologne white baggage ticket


Three newspaper articles about Elex travels to Europe


122 Women Airborne on Dream Trip.


122 Fort Wayne Girls, 19 to 77, Off to Europe. Marie Fox


142 Working Girls to Start Mass Flight to Europe today


Girl wearing scarf.


Band, Breakfast, Official Delegation to Bid bon Voyage to G.E. Travelers; and girl with puppy


Envelope from letter sent from US Congress


Letter from E Ross Adair, 4th District Representative of Indiana, explaining the attached copy of t


Copy of the US Congressional Record from July 24, 1953 describing the Elex Club trip to Europe


Folded newspaper article on the departure if GE women from Fort Wayne airport; Cards from Tannus Ho


Tannus Hotel in Wiesbaden


Excelsior Hotel in Rome


Top half of departure article


Bottom half of departure article, Jessie Wass, Pegg Leiter,


Luggage tag, hotel and restaurant souvenirs


Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky Amsterdam


First Beer in Germany


TWA Luggage Ticket


Hotel De Plasmolen Restaurant Front of brochure


Inside of tri-fold brochure


Insert in Hotel brochure


General Electric News Candid Camera August 1953 covering the European Vacation


Elex Club Goes Abroad


Elex Club Goes Abroad headline


Elex Club Goes Abroad article, part 1


Girl with umbrella 1


Girl with umbrella 2


Article part 2, and 2 photos


Elex Club Goes Abroad article, part 2


TWA Constellation plane ready for takeoff


Wolcottville Marching Band see GE travelers at departure. Edward Bradley band director, is son of H


2 News Sentinel clippings : 1 of 4 ladies waving good -by and 3 ladies having lunch plus a decorate


Estel Kessling, Grace Effler, Jan Feldhaus, and Esther Lohmueller, pose with the GE monogram of flow


Sisters Barbara Burry, Lucinda Pettie and Viola Anderson pictured having breakfast the day of depart


2 newspaper clippings


Clipping 1: People in the background waving good-by, piled luggage, and baskets of fruit presente


Clipping 2: In Paris Roqua Wibel, Irene Myers and Frieda Knoche are welcomed by the mayor.


2 labels, 1 clipping, a Paris souvenir and a little girl decal


GE tourists find old world is wonderful,


But home is best place after all


The Elex group pose in Rome after an audience with Pope Pius XII


Little girl wearing a head scarf: Rome and Paris


Paris etching: HOMMAGE DE'L ACCUEIL DE PARIS' given to Irene Myers by the mayor as a souvenir.


GE Tour 2, the departure to London, schedule and arrangements. 3 pages


Page 1


Page 2


Page 3


London stay


Hand written note-Stayed at Charing Cross Hotel


London map, front and folded


Inside of map, talking about benefits of air travel vs. steamer


Possible English destinations to visit and suggested itineraries


Street map of central London, top half


Street map of central London, bottom half


Note-London was Reserve


Goat sticker


Pardners in Crime


Note-Pardners in Crime Edon in Oxford England


Two Elex tourists in England, with Kitty sticker


Lunch at the Shakespeare Hotel


Girl with scarf


Ate Lunch here note


Shakespeare Hotel Souvenir Menu-front


Souvenir menu-back


Location of Shakespeare Hotel in Stratford on Avon


Article in Dublin paper


Sunday Independent July 26, 1953


U.S. Women Workers Set New Idea In Holiday Travel; Irish horse head; and note- Dublin Ireland paper


Clippings from News Chronicle paper (Left half of paper name)


Left side of News Chronicle name-Monday July 27 1953


Headline- Girls from Indiana save 365 pounds British currency for this


Woman with spectacles


Want ad note


Situations Vacant ads


Clippings of News Chronicle paper-General news


Right side of News Chronicle name


British soldier playing rugby and his wife's reaction to his trophies; under General News note


RKO Radio photos of Richard Todd and Joan Rice in Robin Hood movie; and Charles Laughton and Jane Wy


3 clippings from the newspaper: Daily Express, a travel brochure, decal of a dog


decal of a happy dog with his tongue hanging out.


Daily Monday July 27, 1953 clipping


Express clipping with a printed Viking.


News article about the 143 ordinary people; 133 women and 10 husbands take a trip


English paper notation


British travel brochure: Welcome to Britain in Coronation year fold out


Information for travellers


Information fold out continued


2 newspaper clippings of sports


Airborne! Currah Comm tug a war winners


Sports in England notation


Comic of sprint runners. Sprint to the finish line


Full page of celebrating the European trip


Headline of London paper for 7-27-53 reads TRUCE SIGNED


Newspaper clipping reads 3 days in England


Picture of several women beside a plane and heading reads The $20 a week factory girls are here


Newspaper clipping reads they told the palace all about the trip


Sticker of cartoon figure


Full page with headline and pictures of fall fashions in England


Rest of headline for London paper for 7-27-53 reads NO SMILES


Newspaper clipping with 2 pictures of winter dress coats and called fall fashions in England


Cartoon bear sticker


Full page with pictures in Holland


Picture of Mary Jane & Boots in Holland with a Dutch woman


Picture of several people with a Castle in Heidelberg in back


Sticker of little boy cartoon figure


Sticker of bunny face cartoon figure


Germany and the Rhine


Baby face sticker 1


Baby face sticker 2


Course of the Rhine map-folded


Rhine map part 1


Rhine map part 2


Rhine map part 3


Rhine map part 4


Rhine map part 5


Note-Germany was clean and the people industrious


Course along the Rhine in Germany comment


5 receipts for goods bought


Handwritten note - Receipts for goods bought


Receipt - Kristall und Porzellanhaus, Ludwig Kiehl, Wiesbaden, July 31


Receipt - Joh. Hens, Koln - for corks, July 31, 1953


Receipt - Heinz Faisst, Buchsenmacher - for shorts, July 9, 1953


Receipt - Photo Sosna, Heidelberg - Betty Puff for camera case and flash, July 8, 1953


Receipt - Photo Sosna, Heidelberg - Betty Puff, July 8, 1953


2 handwritten notes and 2 brochures


Note - Advertisement for Rhine Wine


Brochure - At Rudesheim on Rhine


Inside of brochure


Brochure - Taunus-Hotel, Wiesbaden


Brochure - page 2


Brochure - page 3


Brochure - page 4


Brochure - page 5


Note - Hotel we stayed at in Wiesbaden, Germany


1 note, 1 watch brochure, 2 cut out pictures, 1 flat card


Note - Watches from Switzerland


Brochure cover - Longines - watches


Brochure - page 1 - English introduction


Brochure - page 2


Brochure - page 3


Brochure - page 4


Brochure - page 5


Brochure - page 6


Brochure - page 7


Brochure - page 8


Brochure - page 9


Brochure - page 10


Brochure - page 11


Brochure - page 12


Brochure - page 13 - German introduction


Brochure - page 14


Brochure - page 15


Brochure - page 16


Brochure - page 17


Brochure - page 19


Brochure - page 20


Brochure - page 21


Brochure - page 22


Brochure - page 23


Boy with feather in cap

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