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 (8)
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Nobel Prizes (3)
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[Assembled guests and dignitaries gather around a bust of Robert Koch, the late German physician who
1. [Assembled guests and dignitaries gather around a bust of Robert Koch, the late German physician who won the Nobel Prize for discovering the bacteria that caused tuberculosis. The photo is undated.]
[Peggy Klein of Ottawa, IL, the six millionth visitor at Swift's bridge, and William McAvoy, of Rochester,
2. [Peggy Klein of Ottawa, IL, the six millionth visitor at Swift's bridge, and William McAvoy, of Rochester, NY, the nine millionth visitor to A Century of Progress, holding their prize gifts at a reception held in their honor at Swift's Restaurant.]
[The Robert Koch Hall at the Century of Progress. Robert Koch was a German physician and the first scientist
3. [The Robert Koch Hall at the Century of Progress. Robert Koch was a German physician and the first scientist to discover the bacteria that caused tuberculosis in 1882, an achievement that won him the Nobel Prize. The photo is undated.]
[The Robert Koch Hall at the Century of Progress. Robert Koch was a German physician and the first scientist
4. [The Robert Koch Hall at the Century of Progress. Robert Koch was a German physician and the first scientist to discover the bacteria that caused tuberculosis in 1882, an achievement that won him the Nobel Prize. The photo is undated.]

'The grand champions of the square dance. Sylvia Riley, 16, 3342 Oketo Avenue and Steve Horvath, 18,
5. 'The grand champions of the square dance. Sylvia Riley, 16, 3342 Oketo Avenue and Steve Horvath, 18, 3311 Pontiac Avenue were adjudged the best team of two in the National Square Dance Contest finals at the Lagoon Theater at the Century of Progress, Sunday. Both, in addition to winning the individual prize, were members of the team of eight that captured second place in that division. The contest, which has been running for a week, was for $1500 in cash in merchandise prizes. It was sponsored by the Reliance Manufacturing Company."
"A potato queen and the winner of a 4H Club canning contest view the Fair as their prize for their victories.
6. "A potato queen and the winner of a 4H Club canning contest view the Fair as their prize for their victories. Frances Krause, 21 years old, Lapeer Michigan, is Michigan's first Potato Queen, a title which she won at the Lapeer County Fair on September 27th from a field of 90 contestants. Merle Ruah, 14 years old, is the winner of the canning contest at the same Fair."
"Glass Bottle. A prize for the Gymnasium or Games, as shown by the columns and the Garlands of Victory.
7. "Glass Bottle. A prize for the Gymnasium or Games, as shown by the columns and the Garlands of Victory. Syria. 1st or 2nd century A.D."
"Orville Sontag (left) winner of the first prize in the Model Yacht regatta, held Sunday (September 9th)
8. "Orville Sontag (left) winner of the first prize in the Model Yacht regatta, held Sunday (September 9th) in the South Lagoon of the World's Fair, is shown receiving from B.C. Freidman the trophy emblematic of victory at [the] meeting of contestants in the Chicago Parks exhibit at the Century of Progress. Sontag's entry, the trim Monsoon, scored 19 points while leading all the other tiny craft [that] raced with automatic steering control over a 1,000 foot course."

"The bespectacled youth on the right is Dennis O' Shea, pie-eating champion of the 1934 World's Fair.
9. "The bespectacled youth on the right is Dennis O' Shea, pie-eating champion of the 1934 World's Fair. Dennis inhaled a six-inch blueberry pie in one minute and thirteen seconds to win a contest staged at the Armour Building on Children's Day. At the left is Edward Jackson, who took third place in the contest, and Bob Callow, winner of the second prize, is in the middle. Callow might have won but he overlooked a bit of the filling which dropped off onto his plate and a vigilant judge made him clean it up."
   

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