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    • Egg production exhibit, 1974

    • Eggs--Production; Chickens--Illinois State Fair
    • Caption on the back: 8/14/74 - Springfield, ILL. The Illinois State Fair proves to be a learning experience for Cindy Hoyt, 4, Springfield, who tries to understand where the eggs come from. The exhibit is designed to help the average citizen learn...
    • Governor's Day, 1935

    • Dignitaries--Illinois State Fair; Cummings, Homer S. (Homer Stille), 1870-1956
    • United States Attorney General (1933-1939) Homer S. Cummings addressing the largest crowd ever assembled at the Illinois State Fair. The attendance of the 1935 Fair was estimated at about 810,00, the largest attendance being on Governor's Day that...
    • Springfield Gymnastics Team

    • Gymnastics--Illinois State Fair; Gymnasts--Illinois State Fair
    • Caption on the back: "The Springfield Gymnastics Team is "head over heels" in enthusiasm as they continue a 442 hour marathon jump to best a 1969 record set by an Australian team. The 15 youngsters, ranging in age from 6 to 16, will be jumping...
    • Blacksmith preparing horse for race

    • Blacksmiths--Illinois State Fair
    • Caption on the back: "State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Ill. Aug. 13- Baby needs a pair of shoes. So does a race horse which is being prepared for action at the State Fair. Shown here are Scotch Byrd, 3-year-old pacer in the Poplar Hill farm stable,...
    • Mrs. Margaret Phares inspecting cane collection

    • Hobbies--Illinois State Fair; Collections--Illinois State Fair
    • Caption on the back: "State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Ill. Aug. 10- The Hobby Show at the Illinois State Fair is drawing thousands of people daily who spend hours inspecting the many interesting displays. Nearly 800 collections in 154 classes are...
    • Butter Cow, 1992

    • Butter sculpture--Illinois State Fair
    • Butter cow created for the 1992 Illinois State Fair by Norma "Duffy" Lyon. The first butter cow was sculpted in 1922 by J. D. Wallace. It is made over a wire and wood frame, using nearly 500 pounds of unsalted butter.
    • Springfield Gymnastics Team

    • Gymnastics--Illinois State Fair; Gymnasts--Illinois State Fair
    • The Springfield Gymnastics Team continues a 442 hour marathon jump to best a 1969 record set by an Australian team. Shown here: Shelley Grant, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Grant, Springfield.
    • Springfield Gymnastics Team

    • Gymnastics--Illinois State Fair; Gymnasts--Illinois State Library
    • The Springfield Gymnastics Team continues a 442 hour marathon jump to best a 1969 record set by an Australian team. Shown here: Shelley Grant, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Grant, Springfield.
    • Butter cow, 1965

    • Butter sculpture--Illinois State Fair
    • Butter cow created for the 1965 Illinois State Fair. The first butter cow was sculpted in 1922 by J. D. Wallace. It is made over a wire and wood frame, using nearly 500 pounds of unsalted butter.

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