Hyde Park’s greatest adventurer getting exhibit at U. of C.

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Hyde Park adventurer Cyrus Leroy Baldridge is getting a special exhibit about his travels at U. of C. (Courtesy of the University of Chicago / via DNAinfo)

HYDE PARK — Hyde Park’s nearly forgotten globe-trotting adventurer from the early 20th century is getting his own exhibition at the University of Chicago library.

Cyrus Leroy Baldridge fought in World War I and then slipped into parts of Africa, India and other regions that had been rarely seen by Westerners at the time.

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His photos and illustrations are now part of the “Cyrus Leroy Baldridge — Illustrator, Explorer, Activist” exhibit opening Friday at U. of C.’s Special Collections Research Center Gallery, 1100 E. 57th St.

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