University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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Creator
Kaufmann & Fabry co. (6)

Date
ca. 1933-1934 (5)
1934 (1)

Format
9.5x7.5 (3)
6.5x10.5 (1)
7.5x9.25 (1)
9.5x6 (1)

Subject
Sandwiches (2)
World Records (2)
Building Dedications (2)
Flags (2)
Rites & Ceremonies (2)
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"'Boy Howdy! This is our idea of a sandwich,' exclaims Audrey Hoesch and Glen Hillgartner as they bite
1. "'Boy Howdy! This is our idea of a sandwich,' exclaims Audrey Hoesch and Glen Hillgartner as they bite into the first portion of the world's largest ham sandwich today at the World's Fair, while Phillip R. Reed, treasurer of Armour & Company; Ed Graule, chef, and John R. Thompson, Jr., look on. This eight foot square sandwich on which more than 1,200 children feasted, weighed 325 pounds."
"A view of the Lagoon theater, grandstand and the John R. Thompson twin restaurants as seen from the
2. "A view of the Lagoon theater, grandstand and the John R. Thompson twin restaurants as seen from the Hiram Walker 'Doodlebug' in the north lagoon at A Century of Progress. The theater has been roofed and a permanent stage built on spiles has replaced the roofless stands and floating stage of 1933. The changes were made because of the extreme popularity of the theater last year. At the left may be seen the completed unit of the Thompson restaurants, which began serving food today."
"More than 1200 children attending the World's Fair today (Thursday) feasted on the world's largest ham
3. "More than 1200 children attending the World's Fair today (Thursday) feasted on the world's largest ham sandwich prepared by the John R. Thompson Company. This eight foot square sandwich weighed 325 pounds, its ingredients consisting of 260 pounds of dough, 60 pounds of ham and 10 pounds of butter."
"Sidney Gorham, John R. Thompson, Jr., and Mrs. Lenox R. Lohr raise a flag to mark the dedication of
4. "Sidney Gorham, John R. Thompson, Jr., and Mrs. Lenox R. Lohr raise a flag to mark the dedication of the south unit of the John R. Thompson company building. John R. Thompson is president of the company."

"Sidney Gorham, John R. Thompson, Jr., and Mrs. Lenox R. Lohr raise a flag to mark the dedication of
5. "Sidney Gorham, John R. Thompson, Jr., and Mrs. Lenox R. Lohr raise a flag to mark the dedication of the south unit of the John R. Thompson company building. John R. Thompson is president of the company."
"Winner, Rolf A. Maren, 4522 Beacon Street, and John R. Thompson, Jr., presenting the trophy for best
6. "Winner, Rolf A. Maren, 4522 Beacon Street, and John R. Thompson, Jr., presenting the trophy for best photo submitted in the Lagoon Fountain contest."
  

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