Mrs. Orme Thornberry acts as the balloon woman at the Near East Relief Benefit Garden Fete on May 27, 1920.
The Near East Relief Benefit Garden Fete may have been a fundraiser for Armenian refugee. According to an article in The Atlantic:
Americans in the region raised money to feed, clothe, and house Armenian refugees, including orphans whose parents were killed in the massacres. One organization, the American Committee for Armenian and Syrian Relief, raised millions of dollars through rallies and church collections. One fundraising campaign called for $5 million “to relieve 1,000 destitute, exiled, and starving Armenians scattered broadcast over Turkey, Persia, Syria, and Palestine,” the New York Times reported in 1916. In 1919, the organization was incorporated by Congress into Near East Relief, and today, it is known as the Near East Foundation.