University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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Kaufmann & Fabry co. (4)

Date
ca. 1933-1934 (3)
1934 (1)

Subject
Guests (2)
Racing (1)
Rites & Ceremonies (1)
Swimmers (1)
Swimming (1)
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9.5x7.5 (2)
9.25x7.5 (1)
9.5x7.25 (1)

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"George Blagden, husky long distance swimmer, who represented the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Memphis,
1. "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."
"Harvey Firestone, tire magnate, presents Virgil A. Cullberg, farmer, of Near Paton, Iowa, with complete
2. "Harvey Firestone, tire magnate, presents Virgil A. Cullberg, farmer, of Near Paton, Iowa, with complete set of tractor wheels and tires when the latter signs as the two millionth visitor to the Firestone exhibit at the World's Fair."
"Miss Kathryn Dougherty, 22, of Waterloo, Iowa, became the 2,000,000th visitor to the World's Fair when
3. "Miss Kathryn Dougherty, 22, of Waterloo, Iowa, became the 2,000,000th visitor to the World's Fair when she passed through the 23rd street gate at 1:05 p.m. on Wednesday (June 20th). She is shown here with Martin M. Tveter, comptroller of the Fair, who presented her with the gifts seen at the left of the picture."
"Twin brothers, Bill and Bob Evans, each 6 feet tall and weighing 165 pounds, residents of Centerville,
4. "Twin brothers, Bill and Bob Evans, each 6 feet tall and weighing 165 pounds, residents of Centerville, Iowa, and football stars, likewise high-grade students at Grinnell College, join the army of employed at the World's Fair. They're chauffeurs of a double roller chair. In this picture Bill is shown on the left, rear, with Bob on the right. Their fascinated fares, left to right, are Anita Novicky, of Melrose Park, Ill., a Northwestern University co-ed, and Sadie Roiland, of Westby, Wis., a visiting teacher."

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