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 (6)

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Kaufmann & Fabry co. (3)
Hallenbeck (1)

Subject
Contests (2)
Swimmers (2)
Swimming (2)
Vases (2)
Boxers (Sports) (2)
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9.5x7.5 (2)
7.25x9.5 (1)
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[Drawing of an elaborate carving from a Minoan vase ca. 1530-1750 B.C.E. The upper drawing depicts three
1. [Drawing of an elaborate carving from a Minoan vase ca. 1530-1750 B.C.E. The upper drawing depicts three bulls being lead led into an athletic arena for a bull leaping ceremony. The lower drawing depicts pairs of boxers entering the ring equipped with headgear and gloves.]
[General Electric exhibit displaying different types of lamps used throughout human history. Exhibit
2. [General Electric exhibit displaying different types of lamps used throughout human history. Exhibit includes a stone lamp from ancient Babylonia; a crude saucer lamp from southern Europe; a bronze lamp from Rome; a Betty lamp used in colonial New England; a whale oil lamp likely used by an early Chicago family; Edison's first practical lamp; the "smallest lamp in the world," used for medical examination inside the human body; and the "largest lamp in the world," used for lighting airports, athletic fields, and in the motion picture industry.]
[Minoan vase ca. 1530-1750 B.C.E. The upper carving depicts three bulls being lead led into an athletic
3. [Minoan vase ca. 1530-1750 B.C.E. The upper carving depicts three bulls being lead led into an athletic arena for a bull leaping ceremony. The lower carving depicts pairs of boxers entering the ring equipped with headgear and gloves.]
[Participants swimming in the National Athletic Union outdoor title racing carnival held at the Century
4. [Participants swimming in the National Athletic Union outdoor title racing carnival held at the Century of Progress Lagoon.]

"Chicago: New World's records in swimming are promised when these three champions start paddling in their
5. "Chicago: New World's records in swimming are promised when these three champions start paddling in their favorite events on the program of the National A.A.U. outdoor title racing carnival in the World's Fair Lagoon, scheduled for July 6, 7, and 8. One of the greatest fields ever assembled will compete in the eleven titular events carded. Picture here, from top to bottom, are Leonard Spence, of the New York A.C., Ralph Flanagan, of the Greater Miami A.A., and Jack Medica, of the Washington A.C., Seattle. Leonard Spence is the National A.A.U. breastroke world's record holder at 220 yards and 440 yards champion in this style. Flanagan holds the American mark for one mile, 21 minutes, 12 1/5 seconds. Medica boasts the world's record, 10 minutes 15.4 seconds for 880 yards, free style."
"University wrestlers who are competing in the A.A.U.'s 3-day wrestling meet which started tonight (Friday)
6. "University wrestlers who are competing in the A.A.U.'s 3-day wrestling meet which started tonight (Friday) at the World's Fair were examined by Lt. C.V. Green, medical officer of the United States Navy. In the above picture, Ray Hurst (left) of the University of Illinois awaits his turn on the scales that are being occupied by Eli Aronson of Indiana. Dick Anderson of the University of Chicago and a Northwestern grappler, Dan Kaufman, are shown in the picture."
  

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