University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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"Politely stepping aside to let his sister enter the turnstiles of the World's Fair today (Wednesday, August 29th) won for William McAvoy, 10, of Rochester, N.Y., the distinction of being the nine millionth visitor to the Fair. William, who is the son of "Wicky" McAvoy, who was famous a few years ago as first string catcher for the Philadelphia Athletics, is shown here being greeted by Col. Robert Isham Randolph, assistant to the general manager of A Century of Progress. The honored youngster was presented with many gifts and was the guest of the Fair for the day."
"Politely stepping aside to let his sister enter the turnstiles of the World's Fair today (Wednesday, August 29th) won for William McAvoy, 10, of Rochester, N.Y., the distinction of being the nine millionth visitor to the Fair. William, who is the son of "Wicky" McAvoy, who was famous a few years ago as first string catcher for the Philadelphia Athletics, is shown here being greeted by Col. Robert Isham Randolph, assistant to the general manager of A Century of Progress. The honored youngster was presented with many gifts and was the guest of the Fair for the day."
Title"Politely stepping aside to let his sister enter the turnstiles of the World's Fair today (Wednesday, August 29th) won for William McAvoy, 10, of Rochester, N.Y., the distinction of being the nine millionth visitor to the Fair. William, who is the son of "Wicky" McAvoy, who was famous a few years ago as first string catcher for the Philadelphia Athletics, is shown here being greeted by Col. Robert Isham Randolph, assistant to the general manager of A Century of Progress. The honored youngster was presented with many gifts and was the guest of the Fair for the day."
CreatorKaufmann & Fabry Co.
ContributorsCentury of Progress International Exposition
Dateca. 1933-1934
CoverageChicago--Illinois--United States
SubjectChildren
KeywordsNine millionth visitor; McAvoy, William; McAvoy, Wicky; Philadelphia Athletics; Randolph, Col. Robert Isham
IdentifierCOP_17_0003_00073_001
Controlled VocabularyThesaurus for Graphic Materials
Format7.5"x9.5"
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.
PurchasePH08-108
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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