University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[A Fair tour guide handing out official guidebooks to visitors at A Century of Progress International
1. [A Fair tour guide handing out official guidebooks to visitors at A Century of Progress International Exposition, ca. 1933-1934.]
[A View of the Skyride at night. Supporting the structure at opposite ends were two steel towers 638
2. [A View of the Skyride at night. Supporting the structure at opposite ends were two steel towers 638 feet tall and 3/8 of a mile apart. According to Fair promoters, high-speed elevators transported passengers took to the tops of the towers in less than one minute.]
[A View of the Skyride at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Supporting the
3. [A View of the Skyride at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Supporting the structure at opposite ends were two steel towers 638 feet tall and 3/8 of a mile apart. According to Fair promoters, high-speed elevators transported passengers took to the tops of the towers in less than one minute.]
[Aerial view of the Century of Progress. The Streets of Paris, one of the most popular exhibits at the
4. [Aerial view of the Century of Progress. The Streets of Paris, one of the most popular exhibits at the Fair, is in the foreground to the right.]

[An exhibit depicting the development and use of metallurgy, tools, and machines in human history being
5. [An exhibit depicting the development and use of metallurgy, tools, and machines in human history being constructed for display at one of the Fair's prehistoric exhibits.]
[Century of Progress President Rufus C. Dawes signing papers with famed jazz musician Hal Kemp. The photo
6. [Century of Progress President Rufus C. Dawes signing papers with famed jazz musician Hal Kemp. The photo is undated.]
[Century of Progress Rufus C. Dawes (left), and RCA executive Owen D. Young standing in front of a painting
7. [Century of Progress Rufus C. Dawes (left), and RCA executive Owen D. Young standing in front of a painting of the Hall of Science exhibition.]
[Chicago Plan Commission sketch of the Chicago lakefront and the lagoon where the Fair was to be built.]
8. [Chicago Plan Commission sketch of the Chicago lakefront and the lagoon where the Fair was to be built.]

[Chicago Plan Commission sketch of the Chicago lakefront area where the Fair was to be built. The large
9. [Chicago Plan Commission sketch of the Chicago lakefront area where the Fair was to be built. The large white building in the background is the Field Museum.]
[Close-up view of the Skyride with the Hall of Science in the foreground. Also visible on the upper right
10. [Close-up view of the Skyride with the Hall of Science in the foreground. Also visible on the upper right are two "rocket cars" transporting Fair patrons across the Skyride at an elevation of 210 feet. The ride across the Skyride took about four minutes.]
[Lenox R. Lohr, general manager of A Century of Progress, greeting the American Institute of Bankers.]
11. [Lenox R. Lohr, general manager of A Century of Progress, greeting the American Institute of Bankers.]
[Panoramic sketch of the Chicago lakefront showing how the construction of the Fair was progressing.]
12. [Panoramic sketch of the Chicago lakefront showing how the construction of the Fair was progressing.]

[Participants swimming in the National Athletic Union outdoor title racing carnival held at the Century
13. [Participants swimming in the National Athletic Union outdoor title racing carnival held at the Century of Progress Lagoon.]
[Photo of a sign bidding Fair patrons farewell after visiting the Century of Progress.]
14. [Photo of a sign bidding Fair patrons farewell after visiting the Century of Progress.]
[Photo of a sign bidding Fair patrons farewell after visiting the Century of Progress.]
15. [Photo of a sign bidding Fair patrons farewell after visiting the Century of Progress.]
[Photo of general manager Lenox R. Lohr dining with other invited guests at a luncheon. Lohr is seated
16. [Photo of general manager Lenox R. Lohr dining with other invited guests at a luncheon. Lohr is seated at the far end of the table in the center.]

[Photo of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. The Field Museum opened in 1893 as part of
17. [Photo of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. The Field Museum opened in 1893 as part of the World Columbian Exposition in Hyde Park. The museum moved to its current location on park district space along the lakefront near downtown in 1921, and by 1930, it was joined by the addition of the Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium nearby. Although technically not part of the Century of Progress, the three lakefront museums were located immediately north of the Fairgrounds and thus attracted many visitors from the Chicago World's Fair.]
[Photo of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. The Field Museum opened in 1893 as part of
18. [Photo of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. The Field Museum opened in 1893 as part of the World Columbian Exposition in Hyde Park. The museum moved to its current location on park district space along the lakefront near downtown in 1921, and by 1930, it was joined by the addition of the Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium nearby. Although technically not part of the Century of Progress, the three lakefront museums were located immediately north of the Fairgrounds and thus attracted many visitors from the Chicago World's Fair.]
[Portrait of Lenox R. Lohr, general manager of the exposition.]
19. [Portrait of Lenox R. Lohr, general manager of the exposition.]
[Promoters used the star Arcturus to ceremoniously open A Century of Progress in 1933. It was believed
20. [Promoters used the star Arcturus to ceremoniously open A Century of Progress in 1933. It was believed that the light of Arcturus took 40 years to reach the Earth, and this fact was used as a way to connect the Century of Progress with Chicago's earlier world fair in 1893.]
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