University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[A large crowd awaits to hear Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady and wife of U.S. President Franklin Delano
1. [A large crowd awaits to hear Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady and wife of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, give an address before the Century of Progress Court of Honor, Hall of Science. Mrs. Roosevelt's speech that day was addressed to the women of the nation.]
[Eleanor Roosevelt, the First Lady and wife of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, visits the Century
2. [Eleanor Roosevelt, the First Lady and wife of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, visits the Century of Progress in July of 1934. Here she is seen in front of a NBC radio microphone. ]
[Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady and wife of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, speaks to honored
3. [Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady and wife of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, speaks to honored guests and the press at the Century of Progress International Exposition in July of 1934.]
[Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady and wife of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, speaks to honored
4. [Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady and wife of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, speaks to honored guests at the Century of Progress International Exposition in July of 1934.]

[Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady and wife of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, speaks to honored
5. [Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady and wife of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, speaks to honored guests at the Century of Progress International Exposition in July of 1934.]
[Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady and wife of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, speaks to honored
6. [Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady and wife of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, speaks to honored guests at the Century of Progress International Exposition in July of 1934.]
[Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady and wife of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, tours the Century
7. [Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady and wife of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, tours the Century of Progress International Exposition in July of 1934.]
[Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady and wife of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, tours the Century
8. [Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady and wife of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, tours the Century of Progress International Exposition in July of 1934.]

[Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady and wife of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, tours the Century
9. [Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady and wife of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, tours the Century of Progress International Exposition in July of 1934.]
[Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady and wife of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, tours the Century
10. [Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady and wife of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, tours the Century of Progress International Exposition in July of 1934.]
[Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady and wife of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, tours the Century
11. [Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady and wife of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, tours the Century of Progress International Exposition in July of 1934.]
[Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, first lady of the land, renewed an old acquaintanceship when she visited
12. [Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, first lady of the land, renewed an old acquaintanceship when she visited 'Slim' Williams, pilot of the dog team which made the famous dash from Copper Center, Alaska to A Century of Progress last year, during her recent visit to the World's Fair.]

[One of the first steam locomotives to run on rails, built by inventor Colonel John Stevens, on display
13. [One of the first steam locomotives to run on rails, built by inventor Colonel John Stevens, on display at A Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. The prototype locomotive on display here contained a boiler steam propulsion system attached to a wagon.]
[The mosque float, which won first place at the Venetian Carnival, held in the World's Fair Lagoon at
14. [The mosque float, which won first place at the Venetian Carnival, held in the World's Fair Lagoon at A Century of Progress International Exposition, 1934.]
"'Be a swell person -- Take an Orphan to the Fair' is the motto of the movement started by the Mandel
15. "'Be a swell person -- Take an Orphan to the Fair' is the motto of the movement started by the Mandel Brothers, State street department store, to help charitable Chicagoans take under-privileged children on World's Fair outings. Shown here is Leon Mandel, general manager, with the first of the groups to visit the exposition, composed of boys from the Bohemian Orphan asylum, the Illinois Protestant Children's home, and the Chicago Home for Jewish children. A special department, under the management of Mrs. Jennie Pervin, has been organized in the club women's bureau on the ninth floor of the store, to assist persons planning orphan parties; such persons may write, call in person, or telephone State 1500. Orphans, in groups of three or more, will be admitted to the Fair grounds for five cents each."
"'Boy Howdy! This is our idea of a sandwich,' exclaims Audrey Hoesch and Glen Hillgartner as they bite
16. "'Boy Howdy! This is our idea of a sandwich,' exclaims Audrey Hoesch and Glen Hillgartner as they bite into the first portion of the world's largest ham sandwich today at the World's Fair, while Phillip R. Reed, treasurer of Armour & Company; Ed Graule, chef, and John R. Thompson, Jr., look on. This eight foot square sandwich on which more than 1,200 children feasted, weighed 325 pounds."

"'Have a World's Fair cane, boys," says Leon Mandel, general manager of Mandel Brothers, state street
17. "'Have a World's Fair cane, boys," says Leon Mandel, general manager of Mandel Brothers, state street store, to these orphans from the Bohemian Orphan asylum, the Illinois Protestant Children's home and the Chicago Home for Jewish Children. He was host Wednesday (September 26th) to the first group to visit the exposition under the store's plan to assist charitable Chicagoans in taking underprivileged children on World's Fair outings. A special department, in charge of Mrs. Jennie Pervin, has been set up in the club women's bureau on the ninth floor, to help hosts organize their groups. For full information, citizens need only write, call in person, or telephone State 1500. Orphans will be admitted to the Fair in groups of three or more for five cents each."
"'Murderers Row' of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, which today defeated the Detroit Symphony Orchestra,
18. "'Murderers Row' of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, which today defeated the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, 18 to 17, in a fiercely fought softball game of seven inning duration in Grant Park adjoining the World's Fair, boasts a group of real sluggers. This quartet, reading left to fight; Bill Fantozzi (violin); Joe Mourek (trumpet); Sam Dolnik (violin) and Dan Seidenberg (first cellist), fired a volley of homers, triples and doubles, to score the triumph. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra appears twice daily in concerts at Swift Bandshell at the World's Fair, while the Detroit Symphony Orchestra is playing at Ford Gardens, also at A Century of Progress."
"A happy group of visitors after their first day at the new World's Fair from York and York County Pennsylvania.
19. "A happy group of visitors after their first day at the new World's Fair from York and York County Pennsylvania. The party, under the chaperonage of Glenn E. Bailey and J.W. Barwick, numbers 153, and is composed of 75 school children and 60 teachers. They already have visited all exhibit buildings, the Field Museum, Colonial Village, the Lama Temple and Fort Dearborn. They leave Friday for home, and are staying at Judson Court, University of Chicago."
"A potato queen and the winner of a 4H Club canning contest view the Fair as their prize for their victories.
20. "A potato queen and the winner of a 4H Club canning contest view the Fair as their prize for their victories. Frances Krause, 21 years old, Lapeer Michigan, is Michigan's first Potato Queen, a title which she won at the Lapeer County Fair on September 27th from a field of 90 contestants. Merle Ruah, 14 years old, is the winner of the canning contest at the same Fair."
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