University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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Kaufmann & Fabry co. (3)

Date
ca. 1933-1934 (3)

Format
9.5x7.25 (2)
9.5x6.5 (1)

Subject
Swimmers (1)
Swimming (1)
Yacht Racing (1)
Yachts (1)
Dwarfs (1)
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"George Blagden, husky long distance swimmer, who represented the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Memphis,
1. "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."
"Having pursued a two year course in accounting in the commercial classes of Northwestern College, of
2. "Having pursued a two year course in accounting in the commercial classes of Northwestern College, of Watertown, Wis., Meinhardt Raabe, aged 18, who is one of the inhabitants of the Midget Village at the World's Fair gladly cooperated today (June 22nd) with Dr. C.W. Dupertius, of Harvard University in a bit of scientific research. The doctor, who is director of the Anthropometric Laboratory in the Social Science Hall, measured the heads and bodies of the midgets for the purpose of comparing the statistics with fully grown adults. Meinhardt, a resident of Johnson's Creek, Wis., is 48 ½ inches tall, weighs 58 pounds and is crazy about tennis."
"Orville Sontag (left) winner of the first prize in the Model Yacht regatta, held Sunday (September 9th)
3. "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."
 

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