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Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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"Before they leave the factory, Mazda lamps are put through eleven exacting tests. Miss Gladys Armstrong demonstrates how it is done in the General Electric Exhibit."
"Built to demonstrate the use of light as an architectural element in the appearance of buildings, this model city in the General Electric exhibit at A Century of Progress is complete to the stalled automobile being towed to a nearby garage."
"Chrysler Motors - day."
"Chrysler Motors building at night."
"Diorama of a general view of A Century of Progress. Constructed for the International Colonial Exposition at Paris, 1931."
"Down at the extreme south end of the Fair grounds we see a little but of old Europe. This Ukraine building is picturesque and the exhibits within are most interesting. Crafts and handiwork are shown in the profusion."
"Electrical housekeeping is carried into the laundry in the General Electric exhibit at A Century of Progress where the newest labor saving devices for the home laundry are demonstrated."
"Ford's 'Drama of Transportation' in New World's Fair. This is a conception by Hugh Ferriss of what the interior of the great Ford Building will look like when A Century of Progress opens in Chicago May 26. In this building, 900 feet long, the major portion of a $1,500,000 exhibit, will be dramatized the story of the contributions of science, industry and agriculture to the modern automobile. Opposite the structure will be a free park with seats for concert and entertainment programs."
"Helena Rubenstein, international beauty authority, gets a glimpse of the beauty that is A Century of Progress through a window in the ultra-modernistic Trustees' room of the Administration building. Her guide, who is pointing out the sights, is Lucia Lewis."
"Japanese Pavilion at the World's Fair in winter. A striking snow scene was taken in the gardens before the Japanese exhibit which will open with the rest of the Century of Progress May 26th."
"On the right of this picture are the many pavilions which comprise the General Exhibits Group. Here you may see a complete diamond mine, or stockings being manufactures, or a piano exhibit, or the operation of a steel plant. It is a fascinating place where hours pass by like seconds."
"Sarah Ann McCabe, pretty NBC radio star, waves at her public from the model of the 70 story-story RCA building in Rockefeller Center, New York City, headquarters of the NBC. The model, located in the Hall of Social Science at the World's Fair, is lighted by an artificial sun when a visitor steps on the 'radio carpet' surrounding it."
"The new exhibit house to be shown at the Century of Progress Exposition this year by General Houses, Inc., will rise just south of the Lincoln Group on the lake front. This attractive five-room dwelling with attached garage will be a 'house of steel,' for this material will be used on the interior walls and ceiling as well as for the outside walls. The interior of the house is to be furnished throughout in a manner consistent with modern style trends. Howard T. Fisher is president and chief architect of the company."
"The night is pierced with light - of every hue - waterfalls, lacy sprays, and light that shoots off high into the heavens! This display may be seen in the court of the Electrical Building."
"The preparation of food of all kinds in this model electric kitchen is one of the features of the General Electric exhibit at the Century of Progress."
"Vapor lamps and lighting schemes they make possible form the theme of the General Electric Vapor Lamp Company exhibit at the Electrical Building at the Century of Progress."
"With actual size packages and novelties as a lure, visitors jammed the Foods and Agriculture building today (Saturday) at the Chicago World's Fair. The above picture shows a part of the crowd collecting their free gifts from one of the forty exhibitors participating in the 'Free Souvenir Day.'"
Artist's sketch of Haeger Pottery building at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.
Artist's sketch of the Armour and Company building at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. The building features a glass-enclosed restaurant and the open air plaza in the front.
Artist's sketch of the Armour and Company exhibition building at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. The building features a glass-enclosed restaurant and the open air plaza in the front.
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