University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[Aerial view of the Century of Progress General Exhibits Group.]
1. [Aerial view of the Century of Progress General Exhibits Group.]
[Aerial view of the General Motors Building.]
2. [Aerial view of the General Motors Building.]
[Construction of the General Exhibits Building in preparation for the Century of Progress International
3. [Construction of the General Exhibits Building in preparation for the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
[Floor plan for the General House, Inc. exhibit at the Century of Progress International Exposition,
4. [Floor plan for the General House, Inc. exhibit at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]

[General Electric exhibit displaying different types of lamps used throughout human history. Exhibit
5. [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.]
6. [General Electric House of Magic Exhibit.]
[General view of the Century of Progress Greyhound tour buses transporting visitors around the fairgrounds.]
7. [General view of the Century of Progress Greyhound tour buses transporting visitors around the fairgrounds.]
[General view of the Italian science exhibit at the Century of Progress Hall of Science.]
8. [General view of the Italian science exhibit at the Century of Progress Hall of Science.]

[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion
9. [Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion was designed to resemble a giant airplane to celebrate Italo Balbo's 1933 transatlantic flight that ended at the Century of Progress. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and one of Benito Mussolini's government officials. The front of the building sported a design that resembled the bundled fasces, an ancient symbol of the Roman Republic that was adopted by Italian and German fascists in the 20th century. Seen here is a general view of the Pavilion's auditorium.]
[Lenox R. Lohr, general manager of A Century of Progress, greeting the American Institute of Bankers.]
10. [Lenox R. Lohr, general manager of A Century of Progress, greeting the American Institute of Bankers.]
[Photo of general manager Lenox R. Lohr dining with other invited guests at a luncheon. Lohr is seated
11. [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.]
[Portrait of Lenox R. Lohr, general manager of the exposition.]
12. [Portrait of Lenox R. Lohr, general manager of the exposition.]

[Portrait of Woodrow Wilson, the twenty-eighth President of the United States. To the left is a smaller
13. [Portrait of Woodrow Wilson, the twenty-eighth President of the United States. To the left is a smaller portrait of Harper's Weekly editor Colonel George Harvey, an early supporter of Wilson's candidacy for U.S. President. To the right is Colonel Henry Watterson, the renowned editor of the Louisville Courier Journal. The caption below notes that Colonel Watterson was outraged over Wilson's decision to politically distance his presidential campaign from Colonel Harvey and Harper's Weekly. Wilson believed that Colonel Harvey's Wall Street connections would turn off voters in the general election.]
[Street scene in front of the Century of Progress General Exhibits Building.]
14. [Street scene in front of the Century of Progress General Exhibits Building.]
[Street view of the General Exhibits Group.]
15. [Street view of the General Exhibits Group.]
[Street view of the General Exhibits Group.]
16. [Street view of the General Exhibits Group.]

[The General Exhibits Pavilion at A Century of Progress.]
17. [The General Exhibits Pavilion at A Century of Progress.]
[The General Exhibits Pavilion.]
18. [The General Exhibits Pavilion.]
[The General Motors exhibit at A Century of Progress. The main exhibit featured a display of automotive
19. [The General Motors exhibit at A Century of Progress. The main exhibit featured a display of automotive parts and an assembly room where 1,000 people at a time can watch an automobile being manufactured.]
"8 of the 14 huge pillars covered with murals depicting the story of the electrical industry. These pillars
20. "8 of the 14 huge pillars covered with murals depicting the story of the electrical industry. These pillars are located above the General Electric 'House of Magic' (at lower left), and extend along the entire length of the balcony over the exhibit. At a Century of Progress Exhibition, Chicago, Ill."
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