University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[Aerial view of the Wrigley Building alongside Michigan Avenue and the Chicago River in downtown Chicago.]
1. [Aerial view of the Wrigley Building alongside Michigan Avenue and the Chicago River in downtown Chicago.]
[Singer Laura T. Martin posing in front of the Century of Progress Avenue of Flags.]
2. [Singer Laura T. Martin posing in front of the Century of Progress Avenue of Flags.]
[View of the Avenue of Flags from across the Century of Progress lagoon. In the background can be seen
3. [View of the Avenue of Flags from across the Century of Progress lagoon. In the background can be seen the Sears Roebuck and Co. exhibit.]
'The grand champions of the square dance. Sylvia Riley, 16, 3342 Oketo Avenue and Steve Horvath, 18,
4. 'The grand champions of the square dance. Sylvia Riley, 16, 3342 Oketo Avenue and Steve Horvath, 18, 3311 Pontiac Avenue were adjudged the best team of two in the National Square Dance Contest finals at the Lagoon Theater at the Century of Progress, Sunday. Both, in addition to winning the individual prize, were members of the team of eight that captured second place in that division. The contest, which has been running for a week, was for $1500 in cash in merchandise prizes. It was sponsored by the Reliance Manufacturing Company."

"Baby Ruth Special, an entry in the 'Blue Flame Race' of the All-American Soap Box Derby. Driven by Miss
5. "Baby Ruth Special, an entry in the 'Blue Flame Race' of the All-American Soap Box Derby. Driven by Miss De Etta Atchison, 15, of 3655 North Avers Avenue, Chicago."
"Ballyhoo that sparkles on the Century of Progress Midway was caught in all its brilliance by the camera
6. "Ballyhoo that sparkles on the Century of Progress Midway was caught in all its brilliance by the camera of Lou Fowler, 1819 North Park avenue, Chicago. This is one of the 49 unusual views of the fair hung in the Hall of Photography from 360 entries received in the recent contest sponsored by the Miniature Camera Club of Chicago."
"Bud Fisher who climbs the high flag poles on the Avenue of Flags at A Century of Progress, gives the
7. "Bud Fisher who climbs the high flag poles on the Avenue of Flags at A Century of Progress, gives the crowds there a real thrill when he poises as for a dive to the asphalt 90 feet below him, on the top rung of the Mack fire truck extension ladder. He performs thrilling feats on the ladder daily when not busy with the flags."
"Budy Mabry, age 11, of 106 North Edith Street, Albuquerque, New Mexico, has come to the fair all alone
8. "Budy Mabry, age 11, of 106 North Edith Street, Albuquerque, New Mexico, has come to the fair all alone to see the sights."

"Championship Fair-goer Gets Season Ticket No. 1 for 1934. Mrs. Ruby Phelps, 5301 Kimbark Avenue, Chicago,
9. "Championship Fair-goer Gets Season Ticket No. 1 for 1934. Mrs. Ruby Phelps, 5301 Kimbark Avenue, Chicago, shown buying ticket from Martin M. Tveter, Comptroller of A Century of Progress. She attended the Fair 147 times in 1933."
"Championship Fair-goer Gets Season Ticket No. 1 for 1934. Mrs. Ruby Phelps, 5301 Kimbark Avenue, Chicago,
10. "Championship Fair-goer Gets Season Ticket No. 1 for 1934. Mrs. Ruby Phelps, 5301 Kimbark Avenue, Chicago, shown buying ticket from Martin M. Tveter, Comptroller of A Century of Progress. She attended the Fair 147 times in 1933."
"One of this group of five Lithuanian beauties will be chosen as "Miss Lithuania" in the semi-finals
11. "One of this group of five Lithuanian beauties will be chosen as "Miss Lithuania" in the semi-finals of the World's Fair 'Miss Century of Progress' contest Saturday night (September 29th). These girls were selected in preliminary judging staged at the fair last night (Wednesday). They are, front row, Julia Sadulis, 1058 Lafayette Street; and Frances Bariss, 5124 South University Avenue. Rear row, Jean Soris, 4407 South Union Street; Eleanor Mondus, 6047 South Union Avenue; and Aldona Grignonis, 3322 South Union Avenue."
"One of this group of five Norwegian beauties will be chosen as 'Miss Norway' in the semi-finals of the
12. "One of this group of five Norwegian beauties will be chosen as 'Miss Norway' in the semi-finals of the World's Fair 'Miss Century of Progress' contest Saturday night (September 29th). These girls were selected in preliminary judging staged at the Fair last night (Wednesday). They are, front row, left to right, Dorothy Sullivan, 1630 Parkside Avenue and Marjorie Hungness. Back row, left to right, Ruth Thorson, 3625 Armitage Avenue; Astrid Erickson, 2716 Montclare Avenue, and Violet Thorson, 3625 Armitage Avenue."

"Shriners to the number of more than two thousand yesterday attended the World's Fair. The band from
13. "Shriners to the number of more than two thousand yesterday attended the World's Fair. The band from Sinai Temple, Montpelier, Vermont, shown here made its official entrance into the grounds at noon, and following the parade played in the Court of States. Moslem Temple Shriners from Detroit marched down the Avenue of Flags and listened to the Detroit Symphony band dedicate a new march to them at the Ford Symphony Gardens."
"These boys, from Lawrence hall, 4833 North Armitage avenue, saw the World's Fair (Oct. 12) as the guests
14. "These boys, from Lawrence hall, 4833 North Armitage avenue, saw the World's Fair (Oct. 12) as the guests of Leon Mandel, general manager of Mandel Brothers State street department store, in the store's 'Be a Swell Person' campaign to make it possible for under-privileged children to see the exposition. A special department has been set up on the ninth floor to assist big-hearted citizens in planning outings for groups of three or more."
"Veterans of the Spanish American War as they parade up to the 16th St. bridge from the Avenue of Flags.
15. "Veterans of the Spanish American War as they parade up to the 16th St. bridge from the Avenue of Flags. This parade was part of the celebration of Spanish-American War Day at the new World's Fair."
"Victor Clement, of the Dutch Village and Miss Daisy Fisher of 1360 ½ Estes Avenue, two of the entrants
16. "Victor Clement, of the Dutch Village and Miss Daisy Fisher of 1360 ½ Estes Avenue, two of the entrants in the Grand Opera Contest, who appeared last night in the first preliminary held at the Lagoon Theater. Preliminaries will be held every night this week and the finals on Saturday night. A Contract with the Grand opera Company will be awarded to the winning man and woman."

"World's Fair crowds today (Saturday) were entertained by the spirited band from the Soldiers and Sailors
17. "World's Fair crowds today (Saturday) were entertained by the spirited band from the Soldiers and Sailors Orphans Home at Normal, Ill., with Joe Kimball as drum major. They are shown in the Court of Honor before they marched down the Avenue of Flags. The director, second from left, is Prof. Merry who has drilled bands at the home."
"World's Fair visitors chose Elinor Huesman, 17, of 1102 Loyola Avenue, as the most beautiful of the
18. "World's Fair visitors chose Elinor Huesman, 17, of 1102 Loyola Avenue, as the most beautiful of the beauties representing 30 nationalities, for the title of 'Miss Century of Progress.' She was 'Miss Germany' in the contest which was conducted on the Fair grounds, the selection being made by popular vote. In addition to being a senior at Sullivan High School, Miss Huesman is a dance instructor."
The Avenue of Flags
19. The Avenue of Flags
The Avenue of Flags
20. The Avenue of Flags
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