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Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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"These veterans of the Spanish American war took part in the Philippine Veterans Day celebration in the Court of States at the World's Fair yesterday (Monday, August 13)."
"This group of more than 100 Texas publishers, businessmen and legislators, on their way to see President Roosevelt in Washington, stopped to have lunch with Rufus C. Dawes, president of the World's Fair, in the Administration building April 16th. Planning for a centennial exposition of their own in 1936, they hoped to get a few ideas from A Century of Progress."
"This group of school-girls from St. Thomas, Ontario, enjoy the thrills of the safety coaster during their visit to the Chicago World's Fair. Their trip to the Fair was sponsored by the St. Thomas Times-Gazette."
"This group of students from Purdue University are particularly interested in combustion engines, and came to the World's Fair for first-hand information concerning them, which they are receiving from Tom Britton in the Chevrolet division of the General Motors exhibit."
"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 Studebaker 'year ahead model' got a good start yesterday (June 26) when Miss South Bend broke a bottle of champagne over its motor as part of the dedicatory ceremonies of the company's exhibit in the Travel and Transport building at the new World's Fair. Left to right, Miss South Bend (Henrietta Swedenberg), Colonel Robert Isham Randolph assistant to the general manager of the Fair, and Paul Hoffmann, president of the Studebaker company."
"Thomas E. Wilson (left), chairman of the board of directors of Wilson and company, shown presenting the Wilson exhibit building to the World's Fair administration, represented by Albert N. Gonsior. One of the features of the exhibit is a bacon slicing and packing plant in operation."
"Three new musical instruments, an electrical violin, a clavier, and an electrical guitar, attract much comment from spectators at the outdoor science theater in the court of the Hall of Science at the World's Fair. The instruments are the invention of Lloyd Loar, lecturer on the physics of music at Northwestern University, who is seated at the clavier. The other musicians are Charles Stein (left) and Ruth Brenner (right). The instruments produce an electrical current which is amplified and converted into sound by the loudspeaker shown in the picture."
"Three visitors from Switzerland admiring the faithful reproduction of one of their own villages at the Swiss Village at the new World's Fair. Left to right: V. Beusch, Swiss consul, Dr. J. Brummer, Swiss representative, and Geo. M. Potie, president of the Swiss village."
"Tom Blanchard, famous radio whistler, placed first in a whistling contest last night (Friday) in the Court of States at the World's Fair. More than 40 of Chicago's outstanding whistlers competed in the preliminaries."
"Twin brothers, Bill and Bob Evans, each 6 feet tall and weighing 165 pounds, residents of Centerville, Iowa, and football stars, likewise high-grade students at Grinnell College, join the army of employed at the World's Fair. They're chauffeurs of a double roller chair. In this picture Bill is shown on the left, rear, with Bob on the right. Their fascinated fares, left to right, are Anita Novicky, of Melrose Park, Ill., a Northwestern University co-ed, and Sadie Roiland, of Westby, Wis., a visiting teacher."
"Two hundred homing pigeons, released from the stage of the Lagoon Theater, were an effective part of the opening day ceremonies at the new World's Fair in Chicago, Saturday, May 26th. Fifty flew in each of the four directions, carrying the message of A Century of Progress to the world."
"Two of the contestants who entered in the 'Parade of the Masques' contest held on the Boardwalk of the Midway at the new World's Fair last night (August 8th). Dressed in Zula costume are Adelaide Fisher and Arthur Fisher, 1652 Nelson Street."
"Unable to remain overnight to take part in the official celebration of Governors' Day at the Chicago World's Fair, Governor and Mrs. Guy B. Parks of Missouri exhibit in the Court of States yesterday (Tuesday). The governor was en route to Mackinac Island where he will take part in the Governors' conference to he held there. He was regretful that public affairs prevented a more leisurely tour of the Exposition. The governor and Miss Parks are shown viewing the reproductions of cave deposits found in the limestone caves of the Ozarks."
"Uncle Dan Beard, national Boy Scout commissioner, congratulates 14-year old Richard Courtney of Champaign, Ill., for receiving the James Russell medal for bravery at the National Boy Scout Day ceremonies at the World's Fair. Left to right in the group shown here are Clarence Novak, Chicago Eagle Scout, Uncle Dan, Richard Courtney, General Abel Davis, who presented Courtney with the medal on behalf of the Combat Medal Men's Association, and John Celba, of Diamond Lake, Ill., who won the award last year."
"United Mothers chorus gave a concert at the Court of States at the World's Fair today."
"University wrestlers who are competing in the A.A.U.'s 3-day wrestling meet which started tonight (Friday) at the World's Fair were examined by Lt. C.V. Green, medical officer of the United States Navy. In the above picture, Ray Hurst (left) of the University of Illinois awaits his turn on the scales that are being occupied by Eli Aronson of Indiana. Dick Anderson of the University of Chicago and a Northwestern grappler, Dan Kaufman, are shown in the picture."
"Veterans of the Spanish American War as they parade up to the 16th St. bridge from the Avenue of Flags. This parade was part of the celebration of Spanish-American War Day at the new World's Fair."
"W.O. Batchelder, president of the Electric Association of Chicago, (right) by passing his hand over a grid-glow tube caused the lights of the Electrical Group of Chicago's 1933 World's Fair -- A Century of Progress Exposition -- to burst forth in brilliant radiance. This operation was one of the features of the official dedication of this group on October 12. From left to right: Dr. Louis L. Mann, who gave the invocation, President Rufus C. Dawes of A Century of Progress Exposition, B.E. Sunny, a trustee of the Exposition and former chairman of the board of the Illinois Bell Telephone Company who delivered the address of dedication, and Mr. Batchelder who presided at the ceremony."
"West Tech high school, Cleveland, Ohio, won the Stowell cup for the second year, in the international commercial schools contest concluded at the Chicago World's Fair Thursday night (June 28th). Left to right Leon C. Stowell, donor of the cup, which is awarded to the school of the contestant having the highest dictating machine score; Ruth Homberg, who won the cup for her school, and Col. Robert Isham Randolph, assistant to the general manager of the Fair, who made the awards."
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