University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[A close up view of one of the entrances of the Electrical Group building at A Century of Progress International
1. [A close up view of one of the entrances of the Electrical Group building at A Century of Progress International Exposition in early 1933, a few months before the opening of Fair.]
[A night view of an orchestral performance at Ford's Symphony Gardens bandshell at the Century of Progress
2. [A night view of an orchestral performance at Ford's Symphony Gardens bandshell at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
[A side exterior view of the Electrical Group exhibition at A Century of Progress. The sculpture adorning
3. [A side exterior view of the Electrical Group exhibition at A Century of Progress. The sculpture adorning the Southeast facade was entitled "Stellar Energy" and was dedicated to light, "the beginning of everything."]
[A View of the Skyride at night. Supporting the structure at opposite ends were two steel towers 638
4. [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
5. [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 one of the facades to the Electrical Group building.]
6. [Aerial view of one of the facades to the Electrical Group building.]
[Aerial view of the Century of Progress. The Streets of Paris, one of the most popular exhibits at the
7. [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 aerial view of the Exhibition Group building, with Lake Michigan in the background.]
8. [An aerial view of the Exhibition Group building, with Lake Michigan in the background.]

[An aerial view of the Federal Building at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
9. [An aerial view of the Federal Building at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
[An audience view of an orchestral performance at Ford's Symphony Gardens bandshell at the Century of
10. [An audience view of an orchestral performance at Ford's Symphony Gardens bandshell at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
[An exterior view of the Sears Roebuck and Co. building at the Century of Progress International Exposition,
11. [An exterior view of the Sears Roebuck and Co. building at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
[Close-up view of the four pylon sculptures that decorate the north side of the Century of Progress Hall
12. [Close-up view of the four pylon sculptures that decorate the north side of the Century of Progress Hall of Social Science.]

[Close-up view of the four pylon sculptures that decorate the north side of the Century of Progress Hall
13. [Close-up view of the four pylon sculptures that decorate the north side of the Century of Progress Hall of Social Science.]
[Exterior view of "Atomic Energy" by sculptor Ulric Henry Ellerhusen. The caption to the right of the
14. [Exterior view of "Atomic Energy" by sculptor Ulric Henry Ellerhusen. The caption to the right of the figure reads: "Energy is the substance of all things. The cycles of atoms the play of the elements are its forms cast by a mighty hand to become the world's foundations." The image adorned the southeast facade of the Electrical Group building.]
[Exterior view of a side stairway entrance to the Electrical Group building before the grand opening
15. [Exterior view of a side stairway entrance to the Electrical Group building before the grand opening of the Chicago World's Fair, 1933.]
[Exterior view of Magic Mountain, part of the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. The
16. [Exterior view of Magic Mountain, part of the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. The photo was taken in March of 1933, a few months before the grand opening of the Fair.]

[Exterior view of Magic Mountain, part of the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. The
17. [Exterior view of Magic Mountain, part of the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. The photo was taken in March of 1933, a few months before the grand opening of the Fair.]
[Exterior view of one of the sculptures that adorned the facade of the Electrical Group building exhibition
18. [Exterior view of one of the sculptures that adorned the facade of the Electrical Group building exhibition at the Chicago World's Fair, 1933.]
[Exterior view of the Electrical Group building at A Century of Progress International Exposition in
19. [Exterior view of the Electrical Group building at A Century of Progress International Exposition in early 1933, a few months before the opening of Fair.]
[Exterior view of the Electrical Group exhibition building. The bas relief sculpture on the facade of
20. [Exterior view of the Electrical Group exhibition building. The bas relief sculpture on the facade of the building symbolizes "Energy."]
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