New York: American Bank Note Co., 1893. With daily admissions tickets for the duration of the exposition (though Dodd used various tickets throughout the event, and only the unused tickets remain). Also, with a photograph of Dodd pasted into a printed frame on inside of front cover. Some toning and foxing. A very good item that commemorates the work of a woman journalist and educator. Multipage press pass printed with design of cherubs in gray on front cover and vignette of Columbus on back cover. Short-edge binding with red cloth spine. Front cover filled out with the following information: “Mrs. M.J. Codd, Press, Journal of Education, Boston Mass” and authorized with a signature of Horace Tucker (of the Department of Admissions). 3 in. x 4 in. Item #16938
Margaret Jane Codd (fl. ca. 1890 – 1920) was a Chicago educator, educational and children’s writer, and journalist for educational periodicals. She earned her teaching certificate from the Chicago Board of Education in 1891 and, a year later, found employment at the Harrison School. Along with attending the World’s Columbian Exposition for the Journal of Education, she also covered exhibitions for other publications: in 1907, she traveled to Virginia for the Jamestown Ter-Centennial Exhibition on behalf of the School Journal. Her books included Primary Language Exercises (1892) and How to Teach Constructive Work in Primary Schools (1901), as well as historical works like The Story of Lafayette (1898) and On Board a United States Battleship with Evans to the Pacific (1919).
Proceedings of the Board of Education of the City of Chicago (July 1890 – June 1891), pp. 8, 497. The School Journal, vol. 74 (May 18, 1907), pp. 505-506.