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|HOTEL GREETERS OF AMERICA DAY -CHICAGO FAIR- AUG. 8, 1950
Green text that is curved on the bottom and top of the button and straight in the center. Everything sits on a white background.
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This button is from "Hotel Greeters of America Day" at the Chicago Fair of 1950. For this special day, the hotel greeters were able to take part in special entertainment ventures at the fair, including: hotel waiter obstacle course races, bedmaking contests for maids, weight lifting competitions for bellmen, and a mock hotel where the visitors could win prizes when registering.
The Chicago Fair of 1950 ran from June 24th to Labor day, 1950. The Fair highlighted innovation and the advancement of technology, taking time to highlight specifically advancement in the agricultural sector.
Chicago fair to be largest hotel for day. (1950, June 23). Chicago Tribune, p. 5.