University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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"Gene Sarazen, famous golfer, was a visitor to the World's Fair today (Thursday, Sept. 6) and manifested
601. "Gene Sarazen, famous golfer, was a visitor to the World's Fair today (Thursday, Sept. 6) and manifested keen interest in the exhibit of ancient drivers, niblicks, and midirons at the Wilson-Western Sporting Goods Company in the Food and Agriculture Building. Here you see the demon linksman wielding a niblick against one of the old fashioned 'feather' golf balls used by players a hundred years ago, as Dorothy LaFold looks on."
[General Electric exhibit displaying different types of lamps used throughout human history. Exhibit
602. [General Electric exhibit displaying different types of lamps used throughout human history. Exhibit includes a stone lamp from ancient Babylonia; a crude saucer lamp from southern Europe; a bronze lamp from Rome; a Betty lamp used in colonial New England; a whale oil lamp likely used by an early Chicago family; Edison's first practical lamp; the "smallest lamp in the world," used for medical examination inside the human body; and the "largest lamp in the world," used for lighting airports, athletic fields, and in the motion picture industry.]
[General Electric House of Magic Exhibit.]
603. [General Electric House of Magic Exhibit.]
"General Motors Building"
604. "General Motors Building"

"General Motors Building"
605. "General Motors Building"
"General Motors Compound"
606. "General Motors Compound"
[General view of the Century of Progress Greyhound tour buses transporting visitors around the fairgrounds.]
607. [General view of the Century of Progress Greyhound tour buses transporting visitors around the fairgrounds.]
[General view of the Enchanted Island exhibit under construction, one month before the grand opening
608. [General view of the Enchanted Island exhibit under construction, one month before the grand opening of the Century of Progress.]

[General view of the Italian science exhibit at the Century of Progress Hall of Science.]
609. [General view of the Italian science exhibit at the Century of Progress Hall of Science.]
"George Blagden, husky long distance swimmer, who represented the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Memphis,
610. "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."
"Georges N. Potie, former Ford star salesman in Antwerp, Belgium, now president of both the Belgian and
611. "Georges N. Potie, former Ford star salesman in Antwerp, Belgium, now president of both the Belgian and Swiss villages at A Century of Progress in Chicago, here is pictured about to start a wooden-show race between dancing girls of the Belgian Village on the reproduction of Aerschot, Belgium, exhibited in the Roads of the World, Ford Exposition, A Century of Progress, Chicago. All of the girls are from Antwerp [except two, one from Ghent, the other from Steendorp]."
"Gertrude Fonlshausre and Clara Wenger, two Swiss entertainers at the Swiss Village at the new World's
612. "Gertrude Fonlshausre and Clara Wenger, two Swiss entertainers at the Swiss Village at the new World's Fair in Chicago, are seen cutting off a piece of real imported Swiss cheese to tempt the appetites of visitors at the village."

"Gigantic sculptured plaque 'Light,' one of the two figures that flank the sides of the Electrical Building
613. "Gigantic sculptured plaque 'Light,' one of the two figures that flank the sides of the Electrical Building of A Century of Progress Exposition."
"Glass Bottle. A prize for the Gymnasium or Games, as shown by the columns and the Garlands of Victory.
614. "Glass Bottle. A prize for the Gymnasium or Games, as shown by the columns and the Garlands of Victory. Syria. 1st or 2nd century A.D."
"Gloria Swanson is all smiles as she steps from the elevator of the west Skyride tower from the top of
615. "Gloria Swanson is all smiles as she steps from the elevator of the west Skyride tower from the top of which she previewed the 1934 World's Fair. Miss Swanson was the first 1934 Skyride visitor."
"Gloria Swanson looks up and gasps as W.R. Voght, superintendent of the Skyride, points out the platform,
616. "Gloria Swanson looks up and gasps as W.R. Voght, superintendent of the Skyride, points out the platform, 628 feet straight up, from which she has just previewed the 1934 World's Fair. She was the first 1934 Skyride rider."

"Gloria Swanson, first 1934 Skyride visitor, takes a close-up inspection of the Hall of Science after
617. "Gloria Swanson, first 1934 Skyride visitor, takes a close-up inspection of the Hall of Science after getting a bird's-eye-view of it and the rest of the new World's Fair from the top of the 628 foot Skyride tower seen in the background."
"Gloria Swanson, first Skyride visitor in 1934, wears a broad smile as she gets back to earth after previewing
618. "Gloria Swanson, first Skyride visitor in 1934, wears a broad smile as she gets back to earth after previewing the new World's Fair from the air, atop the 628-foot tower seen in the background. Whether the smile indicates the satisfaction at what she saw or relief at being back on solid ground again, Miss Swanson did not say."
"Gold Minoan seal ring of a king of the dynasty of Minos. Scene: The goddess of vegetation with two hand
619. "Gold Minoan seal ring of a king of the dynasty of Minos. Scene: The goddess of vegetation with two hand maidens, invoking the gods for rain. 1650 B.C."
"Governor Dave Sholtz of Florida, shown as he inspected the combined troops of the army, navy, and marine
620. "Governor Dave Sholtz of Florida, shown as he inspected the combined troops of the army, navy, and marine corps detachments stationed at Camp Franklin D. Roosevelt at A Century of Progress, Chicago, when he visited the Fair as guest of honor for Florida Day yesterday (July 20)."
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