Meinhardt Raabe, aged 18, one of the inhabitants of the Midget Village
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Full title: 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 ┬╜ inches tall, weighs 58 pounds and is crazy about tennis.
Creator: Kaufmann & Fabry Co.
Contributors: Century of Progress International Exposition
Date: ca. 1933-1934
Source: Century of Progress Records, 1927-1952
Collection: Images of Progress: Views of a Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934
Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago Library
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