University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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"This is Fred Allen but it isn't Fred Allen, if you get what we mean! It's a mechanical Fred Allen and it's the first robot to be made with actual human features. "Fred" is also the first comedian mechanical man for he wisecracks and grimaces very like the real Allen. He talks, moves his hand, shows his teeth, raises his eyebrows and chuckles, but not all at once. He will perform continuously at the new World's Fair in the Ipana exhibit of the Bristol-Myers Company. Jean Hendry and Lillian Harvey from the Midget Village are shown welcoming him to the Fair."
"This is Fred Allen but it isn't Fred Allen, if you get what we mean! It's a mechanical Fred Allen and it's the first robot to be made with actual human features. "Fred" is also the first comedian mechanical man for he wisecracks and grimaces very like the real Allen. He talks, moves his hand, shows his teeth, raises his eyebrows and chuckles, but not all at once. He will perform continuously at the new World's Fair in the Ipana exhibit of the Bristol-Myers Company. Jean Hendry and Lillian Harvey from the Midget Village are shown welcoming him to the Fair."
Title"This is Fred Allen but it isn't Fred Allen, if you get what we mean! It's a mechanical Fred Allen and it's the first robot to be made with actual human features. "Fred" is also the first comedian mechanical man for he wisecracks and grimaces very like the real Allen. He talks, moves his hand, shows his teeth, raises his eyebrows and chuckles, but not all at once. He will perform continuously at the new World's Fair in the Ipana exhibit of the Bristol-Myers Company. Jean Hendry and Lillian Harvey from the Midget Village are shown welcoming him to the Fair."
CreatorKaufmann & Fabry Co.
ContributorsCentury of Progress International Exposition
Dateca. 1933-1934
CoverageChicago--Illinois--United States
SubjectRobots
Comedians
Dwarfs
KeywordsAllen, Fred; Ipana exhibit; Bristol-Meyers Company; Midget Village; Hendry, Jean; Harvey, Lillian
IdentifierCOP_17_0004_00139_001
Controlled VocabularyThesaurus for Graphic Materials
Format9.5"x7.5"
TypePhotograph
Digital Formatimage/jpeg
SourceCentury of Progress Records, 1927-1952
CollectionImages of Progress: Views of a Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
RepositorySpecial Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago Library
RightsThis image may be used freely, with attribution, for research, study and educational purposes. For permission to publish, distribute, or use this image for any other purpose, please contact Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago Library, 801 South Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60607. Phone: (312) 996-2742; email: lib-permissions@uic.edu.
Credit Line[Identifier], Century of Progress Records, 1927-1952, University of Illinois at Chicago Library.
PurchasePH08-212
SponsorshipFunded by a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant awarded by the Illinois State Library under Jesse White; Secretary of State.
Capture DateFebruary 2008
Capture DeviceEpson Expression 10000 XL
Resolution600 DPI
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