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.]
[Edward H. Whyte, of San Francisco, CA, superintendent of the California Parole Department, at the Central
2. [Edward H. Whyte, of San Francisco, CA, superintendent of the California Parole Department, at the Central States Parole conference which was convened at Illinois Host House at the Century of Progress International Exposition in 1934.]
[Eleanor Roosevelt, the First Lady and wife of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, visits the Century
3. [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. ]
[Fair dignitaries posing with Frank Buck and the Sultan of Johore at the dedication of the 'Bring 'Em
4. [Fair dignitaries posing with Frank Buck and the Sultan of Johore at the dedication of the 'Bring 'Em Back Alive' show on the Midway at A Century of Progress International Exposition. Second from left is Rufus C. Dawes, president of A Century of Progress. The Sultan of Johore is standing on the right, with Buck third from right.]

[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 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
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, speaks to honored
7. [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
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.]

[The mosque float, which won first place at the Venetian Carnival, held in the World's Fair Lagoon at
9. [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.]
[The Sultan of Johore, right, dedicating Frank Buck's 'Bring 'Em Back Alive' show on the Midway at A
10. [The Sultan of Johore, right, dedicating Frank Buck's 'Bring 'Em Back Alive' show on the Midway at A Century of Progress International Exposition. Frank Buck is on the left.]
[The swan float at the Venetian Carnival, held in the World's Fair Lagoon at A Century of Progress International
11. [The swan float at the Venetian Carnival, held in the World's Fair Lagoon at A Century of Progress International Exposition, 1934.]
[The Venetian Carnival floating parade, held in the World's Fair Lagoon at A Century of Progress International
12. [The Venetian Carnival floating parade, held in the World's Fair Lagoon at A Century of Progress International Exposition, 1934.]

"A view of the Lagoon theater, grandstand and the John R. Thompson twin restaurants as seen from the
13. "A view of the Lagoon theater, grandstand and the John R. Thompson twin restaurants as seen from the Hiram Walker 'Doodlebug' in the north lagoon at A Century of Progress. The theater has been roofed and a permanent stage built on spiles has replaced the roofless stands and floating stage of 1933. The changes were made because of the extreme popularity of the theater last year. At the left may be seen the completed unit of the Thompson restaurants, which began serving food today."
"Chicago firefighters paraded the finest of their equipment in their portion of the ceremonies at the
14. "Chicago firefighters paraded the finest of their equipment in their portion of the ceremonies at the Fair Tuesday, Chicago Day. In addition to the equipment there was a battalion of men who marched in review before Mayor E.J. Kelly and other dignitaries of the city government and park commissions."
"Congressman Richard J. Welsh, his wife and son, Richard, Jr., of California, sign the official register
15. "Congressman Richard J. Welsh, his wife and son, Richard, Jr., of California, sign the official register of the new World's Fair in the Sears Roebuck building, while Major Chester L. Fordney, of stratosphere flight fame, looks on. The congressman and his family are on their way to California from Washington. He expressed the opinion that the Fair this year is even more colorful and picturesque than A Century of Progress last year, having seen both, and declared it a sight which no one should miss."
"Edward H. Sniffen, Asst. Vice-President of Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company, signing
16. "Edward H. Sniffen, Asst. Vice-President of Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company, signing contract for renewal of the company's exhibit at the 1934 World's Fair. Shown with Mr. Sniffen are (left) Rufus C. Dawes, President of the Exposition, and Lenox R. Lohr, General Manager. The exhibit will occupy the same space in the Electrical Building as last year, with many new features introduced."

"Eighty feet long, 39 feet high, with 12-foot wheels, this is the 'World's Largest Automobile.' It has
17. "Eighty feet long, 39 feet high, with 12-foot wheels, this is the 'World's Largest Automobile.' It has been built for the Studebaker exhibit at the World's Fair of 1934 in Chicago. Inside is a complete motion picture theatre seating 80 people where the story of the automobile is told, especially the story of the Studebaker automobile."
"Fair officials and officers of Wilson and company dedicated the packing firm's exhibit at the Chicago
18. "Fair officials and officers of Wilson and company dedicated the packing firm's exhibit at the Chicago World's Fair Sunday (June 17) afternoon. Miss Jane Iredale, exhibit employee, is shown here pinning a flower on Thomas E. Wilson, chairman of the board of directors, while Edward Foss Wilson, his son and president of the company, looks on."
"Federal Judge Edgar S. Vought, of Oklahoma City, who sentenced "Machine Gun" Kelly to life imprisonment
19. "Federal Judge Edgar S. Vought, of Oklahoma City, who sentenced "Machine Gun" Kelly to life imprisonment in the sensational Bailey kidnapping case at Oklahoma City, last summer, visits the new World's Fair in Chicago, and is here shown at lunch with Harry E. Snodgrass, managing director of Wilson and company, in the dining room of the Wilson exhibit."
"Gloria Swanson is all smiles as she steps from the elevator of the west Skyride tower from the top of
20. "Gloria Swanson is all smiles as she steps from the elevator of the west Skyride tower from the top of which she previewed the 1934 World's Fair. Miss Swanson was the first 1934 Skyride visitor."
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