University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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"Congressman Richard J. Welsh, his wife and son, Richard, Jr., of California, sign the official register
1. "Congressman Richard J. Welsh, his wife and son, Richard, Jr., of California, sign the official register of the new World's Fair in the Sears Roebuck building, while Major Chester L. Fordney, of stratosphere flight fame, looks on. The congressman and his family are on their way to California from Washington. He expressed the opinion that the Fair this year is even more colorful and picturesque than A Century of Progress last year, having seen both, and declared it a sight which no one should miss."
"Sarah Haley Thomas, 19, of Little Rock, Ark., recently crowned 'Miss Arkansas,' reviewed the guides
2. "Sarah Haley Thomas, 19, of Little Rock, Ark., recently crowned 'Miss Arkansas,' reviewed the guides and the guide band today (Wednesday) in the Court of Honor at the World's Fair in Chicago. Miss Thomas (center) is pictured with Gertrude Bain, one of the finalists in the World's Fair beauty contest, Lt. O. Lundborg (left) and Major Chester L. Fordney, United States Marine representative at the Fair."
Major Chester L. Fordney, United States Marine Reserve Corps, welcomes the Michigan Blossom queen and
3. Major Chester L. Fordney, United States Marine Reserve Corps, welcomes the Michigan Blossom queen and her court to the new World's Fair Tuesday (May 8). Fordney was one of the judges who selected the queen in Benton Harbor last week. 'It was a tougher job than ballooning into the stratosphere,' he said."
 

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