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.]
[A promotional poster announcing the 1934 opening for A Century of Progress International Exposition.]
2. [A promotional poster announcing the 1934 opening for A Century of Progress International Exposition.]
[Edward H. Whyte, of San Francisco, CA, superintendent of the California Parole Department, at the Central
3. [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
4. [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
5. [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
6. [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
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, speaks to honored
8. [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
9. [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
10. [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.]
[Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady and wife of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, tours the Century
11. [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.]
[Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady and wife of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, tours the Century
12. [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.]

[Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady and wife of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, tours the Century
13. [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.]
[Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady and wife of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, tours the Century
14. [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.]
[Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, first lady of the land, renewed an old acquaintanceship when she visited
15. [Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, first lady of the land, renewed an old acquaintanceship when she visited 'Slim' Williams, pilot of the dog team which made the famous dash from Copper Center, Alaska to A Century of Progress last year, during her recent visit to the World's Fair.]
[The Sultan of Johore, right, dedicating Frank Buck's 'Bring 'Em Back Alive' show on the Midway at A
16. [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.]

"A view of the Lagoon theater, grandstand and the John R. Thompson twin restaurants as seen from the
17. "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
18. "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."
"Eighty feet long, 39 feet high, with 12-foot wheels, this is the 'World's Largest Automobile.' It has
19. "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."
"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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