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 (4)

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Swimming (2)
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Kaufmann & Fabry co. (2)
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[Close-up view of the Skyride with the Hall of Science in the foreground. Also visible on the upper right
1. [Close-up view of the Skyride with the Hall of Science in the foreground. Also visible on the upper right are two "rocket cars" transporting Fair patrons across the Skyride at an elevation of 210 feet. The ride across the Skyride took about four minutes.]
"Chicago: New World's records in swimming are promised when these three champions start paddling in their
2. "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."
"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."
"Here are shown the two ten ton Frigidaire condensing units which provide a change of air every two minutes
4. "Here are shown the two ten ton Frigidaire condensing units which provide a change of air every two minutes in the Electric Light and Power Industry's puppet theater on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the World's Fair. The complete process of the air-cooling unit in operation is also on display at the exhibit."

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