University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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Date
ca. 1933-1934 (3)

Subject
Civil Wars (2)
Motion Pictures (2)
Campaigns & Battles (2)
Swimmers (1)
Swimming (1)
Racing (1)
Signs (Notices) (1)

Format
2.75x2 (2)
9.5x7.25 (1)

Creator
Kaufmann & Fabry co. (1)

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[A sign announcing the 1913 silent motion picture drama, "The Battle of Bull Run," a film about the famous
1. [A sign announcing the 1913 silent motion picture drama, "The Battle of Bull Run," a film about the famous U.S. Civil War battle fought in 1861. The Battle of Bull Run was the first major battle of the Civil War. The two armies would face off again a year later in the Second Battle of Bull Run. The Union Army was defeated in both battles.]
[Promotion of the 1913 American silent film, "The Battle of Gettysburg." The film is now presumed to
2. [Promotion of the 1913 American silent film, "The Battle of Gettysburg." The film is now presumed to be lost. Only a fraction of the silent films from the early 20th century have survived into the present day.]
"George Blagden, husky long distance swimmer, who represented the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Memphis,
3. "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."
 

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