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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Kaufmann & Fabry co. (7)

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Amusement Parks (3)
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[Artist's depiction of a beach at sunset.]
1. [Artist's depiction of a beach at sunset.]
[Artist's sketch of the "Ride of the Century" at the Century of Progress.]
2. [Artist's sketch of the "Ride of the Century" at the Century of Progress.]
[Photo of the Midway and the Ferris wheel at the Century of Progress.]
3. [Photo of the Midway and the Ferris wheel at the Century of Progress.]
[Street view of the Beach Midway at the Century of Progress.]
4. [Street view of the Beach Midway at the Century of Progress.]

"George Blagden, husky long distance swimmer, who represented the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Memphis,
5. "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."
"Reunion in Chicago! The Chicago World's Fair was the meeting place yesterday (Sunday) for a brother
6. "Reunion in Chicago! The Chicago World's Fair was the meeting place yesterday (Sunday) for a brother and sister who had not seen each other for more than forty years. Mrs. Amelia Scott of Long Beach, California who left her home in Kerlsruhe, Baden, Germany, to make her home in the United States for the dual purpose of seeing the World's Fair and her brother Eugene Oeschler, a Chicago salesman. The pair had not met since Mrs. Scott left Germany, although Oeschler came from Germany in 1923."
"Reunion in Chicago! The Chicago World's Fair was the meeting place yesterday (Sunday) for a brother
7. "Reunion in Chicago! The Chicago World's Fair was the meeting place yesterday (Sunday) for a brother and sister who had not seen each other for more than forty years. Mrs. Amelia Scott of Long Beach, California, who left her home in Kerlsruhe, Baden, Germany in 1892 to make her home in the United States for the dual purpose of seeing the World's Fair and her brother Eugene Oeschler, a Chicago salesman. The pair has not met since Mrs. Scott left Germany, although Oeschler cam from Germany in 1923."
"This old colonial stock failed to deprive Miss Georgie Berry, Richmond, Va., of her charming smile,
8. "This old colonial stock failed to deprive Miss Georgie Berry, Richmond, Va., of her charming smile, even with the ridicule afforded by Miss Mildred Smith, left, of Wilbur, Wash., and Miss Betty Bort, Long Beach, Calif. The smile trio, finals in a national charm smile contest, visited A Century of Progress yesterday (Tuesday, July 24) and were luncheon guests at the Colonial Village where this picture was snapped by a Fair photographer."

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