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 (5)
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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."
"Miss Gladys Farkes, 27 years old and 47 inches tall, is bossing the job while Victor Bump, 27 years
2. "Miss Gladys Farkes, 27 years old and 47 inches tall, is bossing the job while Victor Bump, 27 years old and 50 inches tall, works on the Chevrolet Assembly line in the General Motors Building at the World's Fair. Both of these small people are members of Midget City at the Century of Progress."
"Mrs. Arthur Hand, wife of the first violinist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is a champion rooter
3. "Mrs. Arthur Hand, wife of the first violinist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is a champion rooter during a championship softball game at Grant Park, Chicago, today (Monday, July 23), as her husband's concert associates were defeating the Detroit Symphony Orchestra by a score of 18 to 17. On frequent occasions she pranced right out upon the first base coaching line to scream words of encouragement to the victorious Chicagoan Symphonians. Here she is pictured just as the winning run went over the plate."
"National Railroad Fair exhibit of the Budd Company, which tells the story behind car manufacture. The
4. "National Railroad Fair exhibit of the Budd Company, which tells the story behind car manufacture. The exhibit features each week a different new all-stainless steel passenger car right off the production line."

"The smallest man in the world, Capt. Werner Ritter (age 21, height 18 inches, weight 19-3/4 pounds)
5. "The smallest man in the world, Capt. Werner Ritter (age 21, height 18 inches, weight 19-3/4 pounds) visits the smallest distillery bottling line in the world at the Hiram Walker Exhibit, a new attraction at A Century of Progress. As the picture was snapped Capt. Ritter was being kidded out of a miniature rage which developed when one of the 22 co-eds who attend the bottling line, tried to cuddle him like a baby. 'Das ist nicht gut,' asserted the midget (he speaks only German). The reason for his anger was revealed when he asked permission to keep the miniature souvenir bottle, held in his left hand, as a present to his pint-sized sweetheart in the Midget Village."
This 1932 artist's rendition shows the Century of Progress Exposition from the 12th Place to 39th Street.
6. This 1932 artist's rendition shows the Century of Progress Exposition from the 12th Place to 39th Street. Buildings are depicted occupying the shore line and Northerly Island, which parallel the mainland sire from 12th Street to 23rd Street.
  

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