University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[A view of the Century of Progress Court of States exhibition under construction in 1933. Here workers
1. [A view of the Century of Progress Court of States exhibition under construction in 1933. Here workers can be seen constructing the exhibit's central arch.]
[A view of the speaker's rostrum from above, located along the eastern facade of the Hall of Science.
2. [A view of the speaker's rostrum from above, located along the eastern facade of the Hall of Science. The photo was taken while the building was under construction in January of 1932.]
[An exhibit depicting the development and use of metallurgy, tools, and machines in human history being
3. [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.]
[Artist's sketch of the Great Hall at the Century of Progress Hall of Science.]
4. [Artist's sketch of the Great Hall at the Century of Progress Hall of Science.]

[Construction of the children's theater for the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. The
5. [Construction of the children's theater for the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. The photo was taken in February of 1933, a few months before the grand opening of the Fair.]
[Construction of the children's theater for the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. The
6. [Construction of the children's theater for 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.]
[Daniel Chester's "Statue of the Republic" in the Court of Honor at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition
7. [Daniel Chester's "Statue of the Republic" in the Court of Honor at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.]
[Exterior view of the General Exhibits building at A Century of Progress a few months before the grand
8. [Exterior view of the General Exhibits building at A Century of Progress a few months before the grand opening of the Fair. This photo shows a close-up of the exhibit's pavilions.]

[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. The photo here shows the transparent photographs of Mussolini's forum in Rome on display in the Pavilion's auditorium room.]
[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion
10. [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 transatlantic flight that ended at the Century of Progress in 1933. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and a minister in Benito Mussolini's government. 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 are the transparent photographs of the Roman Coliseum on display in the Pavilion's auditorium room.]
[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion
11. [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 transatlantic flight that ended at the Century of Progress in 1933. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and a minister in Benito Mussolini's government. 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 the land reclamation exhibit located in the north wing of the Pavilion.]
[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's
12. [Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's giant airplane design celebrated Italo Balbo's transatlantic flight to the Century of Progress in 1933. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and a minister in Benito Mussolini's government. The front of the building also 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 are the transparent photographs of the Roman Capitol on display in the Pavilion's auditorium room.]

[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's
13. [Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's giant airplane design celebrated Italo Balbo's transatlantic flight to the Century of Progress in 1933. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and a minister in Benito Mussolini's government. The front of the building also 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 are the transparent photographs of the Roman Forum on display in the Pavilion's auditorium room.]
[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's
14. [Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's giant airplane design celebrated Italo Balbo's transatlantic flight to the Century of Progress in 1933. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and a minister in Benito Mussolini's government. The front of the building also 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 the Italian State Tourist Information Office located in the Pavilion's auditorium room.]
[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's
15. [Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's giant airplane design celebrated Italo Balbo's transatlantic flight to the Century of Progress in 1933. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and a minister in Benito Mussolini's government. The front of the building also 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 the north side of the Pavilion's auditorium room.]
[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's
16. [Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's giant airplane-shaped design celebrated Italo Balbo's transatlantic flight to the Century of Progress in 1933. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and a minister in Benito Mussolini's government. The front of the building also 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 are the transparent photographs of the Via del Mare on display in the Pavilion's auditorium room.]

[Interior view of the Westinghouse exhibit inside the Electrical Group building exhibition at the Chicago
17. [Interior view of the Westinghouse exhibit inside the Electrical Group building exhibition at the Chicago World's Fair. The photo was taken in March of 1933 while the exhibition was still under construction.]
[Neanderthal woman posing at the 'World A Million Years Ago' exhibit at A Century of Progress.]
18. [Neanderthal woman posing at the 'World A Million Years Ago' exhibit at A Century of Progress.]
[Photo of an architectural drawing of Frank Buck's Animal Show exhibit at A Century of Progress International
19. [Photo of an architectural drawing of Frank Buck's Animal Show exhibit at A Century of Progress International Exhibit. The architectural firm that produced the drawing was Loebl, Schlossman & Demuth, a Chicago-based business that went on to design the Water Tower Place (1976) and the Prudential Plaza (1990).]
[The Johnson Motor and Boat exhibit. In this photograph, patrons view the company's display of its Sea-Horse
20. [The Johnson Motor and Boat exhibit. In this photograph, patrons view the company's display of its Sea-Horse outboard engines.]
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