University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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ca. 1933-1934 (45)
1932 (8)
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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 close-up view of the northeast corner of the Hall of Science.]
2. [A close-up view of the northeast corner of the Hall of Science.]
[Chinese Lama Temple, a replica of the Tibetan-styled Potala palace in the former Chinese province of
3. [Chinese Lama Temple, a replica of the Tibetan-styled Potala palace in the former Chinese province of Jehol.]
[Construction of the General Exhibits building at A Century of Progress. This photo was taken in March
4. [Construction of the General Exhibits building at A Century of Progress. This photo was taken in March of 1933, two months before the grand opening of the Fair.]

[Construction of the General Exhibits Building in preparation for the Century of Progress International
5. [Construction of the General Exhibits Building in preparation for the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
[Exterior view of the Hall of Science building. The photo was taken while the exhibit was under construction
6. [Exterior view of the Hall of Science building. The photo was taken while the exhibit was under construction in February of 1932.]
[Exterior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's
7. [Exterior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's giant airplane design celebrated Italo Balbo's transatlantic flight to the Century of Progress in 1933. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and a minister in Benito Mussolini's government. The front of the building also resembled the bundled fasces, an ancient symbol of the Roman Republic that was adopted by Italian and German fascists in the 20th century.]
[Exterior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's
8. [Exterior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's giant airplane-shaped design celebrated Italo Balbo's transatlantic flight to the Century of Progress in 1933. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and a minister in Benito Mussolini's government. The front of the building also resembled the bundled fasces, an ancient symbol of the Roman Republic that was adopted by Italian and German fascists in the 20th century.]

[Exterior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's
9. [Exterior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's giant airplane-shaped design celebrated Italo Balbo's transatlantic flight to the Century of Progress in 1933. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and a minister in Benito Mussolini's government. The front of the building also resembled the bundled fasces, an ancient symbol of the Roman Republic that was adopted by Italian and German fascists in the 20th century.]
[Exterior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's
10. [Exterior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's giant airplane-shaped design celebrated Italo Balbo's transatlantic flight to the Century of Progress in 1933. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and a minister in Benito Mussolini's government. The front of the building also resembled the bundled fasces, an ancient symbol of the Roman Republic that was adopted by Italian and German fascists in the 20th century.]
[Floor plan for the Century of Progress House of Tomorrow.]
11. [Floor plan for the Century of Progress House of Tomorrow.]
[Floor plan for the Masonite House exhibit at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
12. [Floor plan for the Masonite House exhibit at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]

[Floor plan for the Stran-Steel House exhibit at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
13. [Floor plan for the Stran-Steel House exhibit at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
[General view of the Italian science exhibit at the Century of Progress Hall of Science.]
14. [General view of the Italian science exhibit at the Century of Progress Hall of Science.]
[House of Tomorrow at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
15. [House of Tomorrow at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
[Interior view of the Great Hall under construction at the Hall of Science in June of 1932.]
16. [Interior view of the Great Hall under construction at the Hall of Science in June of 1932.]

[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion
17. [Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion was designed to resemble a giant airplane to celebrate Italo Balbo's 1933 transatlantic flight that ended at the Century of Progress. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and one of Benito Mussolini's government officials. The front of the building sported a design that resembled the bundled fasces, an ancient symbol of the Roman Republic that was adopted by Italian and German fascists in the 20th century. Seen here is a general view of the Pavilion's auditorium.]
[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion
18. [Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion was designed to resemble a giant airplane to celebrate Italo Balbo's 1933 transatlantic flight that ended at the Century of Progress. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and one of Benito Mussolini's government officials. The front of the building sported a design that resembled the bundled fasces, an ancient symbol of the Roman Republic that was adopted by Italian and German fascists in the 20th century. The photo here shows the speaker's rostrum in the building's auditorium.]
[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion
19. [Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion was designed to resemble a giant airplane to celebrate Italo Balbo's 1933 transatlantic flight that ended at the Century of Progress. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and one of Benito Mussolini's government officials. The front of the building sported a design that resembled the bundled fasces, an ancient symbol of the Roman Republic that was adopted by Italian and German fascists in the 20th century. The photo here shows the transparent photographs of Mussolini's forum in Rome on display in the Pavilion's auditorium room.]
[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion
20. [Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion was designed to resemble a giant airplane to celebrate Italo Balbo's transatlantic flight that ended at the Century of Progress in 1933. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and a minister in Benito Mussolini's government. The front of the building sported a design that resembled the bundled fasces, an ancient symbol of the Roman Republic that was adopted by Italian and German fascists in the 20th century. Seen here are the transparent photographs of the Roman Coliseum on display in the Pavilion's auditorium room.]
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