Wishing our friends at The Anti-Cruelty Society a very happy 120th anniversary! And a tip of the hat to the society’s first president, Rose Fay Thomas, wife of Theodore Thomas, founder and first music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra!

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TOP: Rose Fay Thomas and Dickey, the Thomas family’s Springer Spaniel, in the late 1890s | George Glessner photo, courtesy of Glessner House collections