University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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"George Blagden, husky long distance swimmer, who represented the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Memphis, Tenn., in the 15 mile marathon grind at A Century of Progress in 1933, finishing second to Marvin Nelson, of Fort Dodge, Iowa, is out to capture the championship event when it is again staged on Sunday, July 22nd, at the World's Fair in Chicago. Nelson set a new American record of 7 hours, 22 minutes and 24 3-5 seconds to lead Blagden across the finishing line. Blagden is reported in great trim for the grueling battle. The race is sponsored by William Randolph Hearst, who has posted a purse of $10,000, the winner to receive $5,000.The race will start at the Seventy-ninth Street beach on Chicago's south side, with the course laid along the shore line of Lake Michigan and the last seven miles to be swum in the World's Fair Lagoon."
"George Blagden, husky long distance swimmer, who represented the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Memphis, Tenn., in the 15 mile marathon grind at A Century of Progress in 1933, finishing second to Marvin Nelson, of Fort Dodge, Iowa, is out to capture the championship event when it is again staged on Sunday, July 22nd, at the World's Fair in Chicago. Nelson set a new American record of 7 hours, 22 minutes and 24 3-5 seconds to lead Blagden across the finishing line. Blagden is reported in great trim for the grueling battle. The race is sponsored by William Randolph Hearst, who has posted a purse of $10,000, the winner to receive $5,000.The race will start at the Seventy-ninth Street beach on Chicago's south side, with the course laid along the shore line of Lake Michigan and the last seven miles to be swum in the World's Fair Lagoon."
Title"George Blagden, husky long distance swimmer, who represented the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Memphis, Tenn., in the 15 mile marathon grind at A Century of Progress in 1933, finishing second to Marvin Nelson, of Fort Dodge, Iowa, is out to capture the championship event when it is again staged on Sunday, July 22nd, at the World's Fair in Chicago. Nelson set a new American record of 7 hours, 22 minutes and 24 3-5 seconds to lead Blagden across the finishing line. Blagden is reported in great trim for the grueling battle. The race is sponsored by William Randolph Hearst, who has posted a purse of $10, 000, the winner to receive $5, 000.The race will start at the Seventy-ninth Street beach on Chicago's south side, with the course laid along the shore line of Lake Michigan and the last seven miles to be swum in the World's Fair Lagoon."
CreatorKaufmann & Fabry Co.
ContributorsCentury of Progress International Exposition
Dateca. 1933-1934
CoverageChicago--Illinois--United States
SubjectSwimmers
Swimming
Racing
KeywordsBlagden, George; Nelson, Marvin
IdentifierCOP_17_0002_00035_002
Controlled VocabularyThesaurus for Graphic Materials
Format9.5"x7.25"
TypePhotograph
Digital Formatimage/jpeg
SourceCentury of Progress Records, 1927-1952
CollectionImages of Progress: Views of a Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
RepositorySpecial Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago Library
RightsThis image may be used freely, with attribution, for research, study and educational purposes. For permission to publish, distribute, or use this image for any other purpose, please contact Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago Library, 801 South Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60607. Phone: (312) 996-2742; email: lib-permissions@uic.edu.
Credit Line[Identifier], Century of Progress Records, 1927-1952, University of Illinois at Chicago Library.
PurchasePH08-105
SponsorshipFunded by a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant awarded by the Illinois State Library under Jesse White; Secretary of State.
Capture DateFebruary 2008
Capture DeviceEpson Expression 10000 XL
Resolution600 DPI
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