University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[A close up view of one of the entrances of the Electrical Group building at A Century of Progress International
1. [A close up view of one of the entrances of the Electrical Group building at A Century of Progress International Exposition in early 1933, a few months before the opening of Fair.]
[A dog resting at the Belgian Village exhibit at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
2. [A dog resting at the Belgian Village exhibit at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
[A Garden Arbor at the Century of Progress International Exposition Horticultural Exhibit.]
3. [A Garden Arbor at the Century of Progress International Exposition Horticultural Exhibit.]
[A jungle scene at the Animal Behavior and the Environment exhibit at the Century of Progress International
4. [A jungle scene at the Animal Behavior and the Environment exhibit at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Pictured here in the foreground is an alligator and a parrot.]

[A large clock tower faces the public square at the Century of Progress "Swiss Village" exhibit.]
5. [A large clock tower faces the public square at the Century of Progress "Swiss Village" exhibit.]
[A large crowd awaits to hear Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady and wife of U.S. President Franklin Delano
6. [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.]
[A model ship being built for one of the exhibits at A Century of Progress International Exposition.]
7. [A model ship being built for one of the exhibits at A Century of Progress International Exposition.]
[A nighttime fireworks show above the Federal Building at the Century of Progress International Exposition,
8. [A nighttime fireworks show above the Federal Building at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]

[A parade at the Century of Progress 'Foreign Villages' exhibit. The ethnological exhibit included replicas
9. [A parade at the Century of Progress 'Foreign Villages' exhibit. The ethnological exhibit included replicas of model villages from Spain, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, Italy, the Netherlands, Mexico, Tunisia, and Morocco, among others. Each village was staffed by employees in costumes native to the country being represented. The model villages also featured entertainment, an arts and crafts demonstration, and indoor and outdoor dining.]
[A participant in the Central States Parole conference which was held at Illinois Host House at the Century
10. [A participant in the Central States Parole conference which was held at Illinois Host House at the Century of Progress International Exposition in 1934.]
[A portrait of the six millionth visitor to the Century of Progress.]
11. [A portrait of the six millionth visitor to the Century of Progress.]
[A promotional poster announcing the 1934 opening for A Century of Progress International Exposition.]
12. [A promotional poster announcing the 1934 opening for A Century of Progress International Exposition.]

[A scenic garden and small stream running through the "Foreign Villages" exhibition at the Century of
13. [A scenic garden and small stream running through the "Foreign Villages" exhibition at the Century of Progress.]
[A side exterior view of the Electrical Group exhibition at A Century of Progress. The sculpture adorning
14. [A side exterior view of the Electrical Group exhibition at A Century of Progress. The sculpture adorning the Southeast facade was entitled "Stellar Energy" and was dedicated to light, "the beginning of everything."]
[A snake handler at the Moroccan Village, Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
15. [A snake handler at the Moroccan Village, Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
[A statue at the Federal Building at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
16. [A statue at the Federal Building at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]

[A View of the Skyride at night. Supporting the structure at opposite ends were two steel towers 638
17. [A View of the Skyride at night. Supporting the structure at opposite ends were two steel towers 638 feet tall and 3/8 of a mile apart. According to Fair promoters, high-speed elevators transported passengers took to the tops of the towers in less than one minute.]
[A View of the Skyride at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Supporting the
18. [A View of the Skyride at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Supporting the structure at opposite ends were two steel towers 638 feet tall and 3/8 of a mile apart. According to Fair promoters, high-speed elevators transported passengers took to the tops of the towers in less than one minute.]
[A woman affixing drawings to the Century of Progress Story Cove exhibit.]
19. [A woman affixing drawings to the Century of Progress Story Cove exhibit.]
[A workshop where woodworkers are repairing and finishing a variety of chairs.]
20. [A workshop where woodworkers are repairing and finishing a variety of chairs.]
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