University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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ca. 1933-1934 (10)

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Kaufmann & Fabry co. (7)

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Racing (4)
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[Long distance swimmer George Blagden, from Memphis, Tennessee, participated in a 15-mile race that was
1. [Long distance swimmer George Blagden, from Memphis, Tennessee, participated in a 15-mile race that was conducted along the shoreline of Lake Michigan.]
[Members of the Coca-Cola team celebrate after winning of the Century of Progress rickshaw race. They
2. [Members of the Coca-Cola team celebrate after winning of the Century of Progress rickshaw race. They are, from left to right: Bob Milow, George Nelson, and Jane Fite.]
[Portrait of Woodrow Wilson, the twenty-eighth President of the United States. To the left is a smaller
3. [Portrait of Woodrow Wilson, the twenty-eighth President of the United States. To the left is a smaller portrait of Harper's Weekly editor Colonel George Harvey, an early supporter of Wilson's candidacy for U.S. President. To the right is Colonel Henry Watterson, the renowned editor of the Louisville Courier Journal. The caption below notes that Colonel Watterson was outraged over Wilson's decision to politically distance his presidential campaign from Colonel Harvey and Harper's Weekly. Wilson believed that Colonel Harvey's Wall Street connections would turn off voters in the general election.]
[Sculptor Wilber Freece created this small statuette of George Washington from beef suet and rinds.]
4. [Sculptor Wilber Freece created this small statuette of George Washington from beef suet and rinds.]

[Sculptor Wilber Freece created this small statuette of George Washington from beef suet and rinds.]
5. [Sculptor Wilber Freece created this small statuette of George Washington from beef suet and rinds.]
"George Blagden, husky long distance swimmer, who represented the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Memphis,
6. "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."
"The grand-daddy of all Plymouth cars meets its latest descendant at the Chicago World's Fair test track
7. "The grand-daddy of all Plymouth cars meets its latest descendant at the Chicago World's Fair test track of the Chrysler corporation as Mrs. Ethel Miller of Turlock, California, turns in the first Plymouth ever built and in return receives title to the one millionth car from J.B. Wagstaff, director of advertising for the company. City and Fair officials welcomed Mrs. Miller at ceremony held yesterday (Saturday) at the Fair. Left to Right are Jeffrey A. O'Connor, Chicago commissioner of public service, Rufus C. Dawes, president of the Century of Progress, Mrs. Miller, Lenox R. Lohr, general manager of the Fair, George Kennedy, deputy commissioner, and J.B. Wagstaff."
"The reward of victory! Jane Fite, fair passenger of Bob Milow in the 1,500 meter relay rickshaw race
8. "The reward of victory! Jane Fite, fair passenger of Bob Milow in the 1,500 meter relay rickshaw race held Friday, July 13th, at the Chicago World's Fair, wipes the fevered brow of the victorious runner. Milow and his partner, George Nelson, track captain of the Armour Tech team, when he is not working, ran the distance in 4:19.4 for their employers, the Coca-Cola exhibit."

"These officers of the army, navy and marine corps command the various detachments at Camp Franklin D.
9. "These officers of the army, navy and marine corps command the various detachments at Camp Franklin D. Roosevelt at the World's Fair of which Col. Morris Keck, United States infantry, is post commandant. It is the first time in history that the three branches of the American forces have been under one command in peace time. Front row, from left to right: 1st. Lt. Lenard B. Creswell, Capt. Nevins D. Young, Capt. Frederick E. Stack, Capt. James D. Brown, Col. Keck, Lt. Charles L. Hutton, Capt. Samuel McCullough, Lt. Edward F. Hutchins and Chief Marine Gunner Horace Talbot, director of the post marine band. Rear, left to right, Warrant Officer Josef Studney, director of the post army band, Lt. Thrif, army medical corps, Ensign George R. Wilson, 2nd. Lt. Thomas A. Glass, Lt. Carl V. Green, Jr., 1st Lt. Jack P. Juhan, 2nd Lt. William L. McCulla, Ensign Everett E. Seagraves and 2nd Lt. Frederick H. Fairchild."
"Three visitors from Switzerland admiring the faithful reproduction of one of their own villages at the
10. "Three visitors from Switzerland admiring the faithful reproduction of one of their own villages at the Swiss Village at the new World's Fair. Left to right: V. Beusch, Swiss consul, Dr. J. Brummer, Swiss representative, and Geo. M. Potie, president of the Swiss village."
  

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