University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[An exhibit depicting the development and use of metallurgy, tools, and machines in human history being
1. [An exhibit depicting the development and use of metallurgy, tools, and machines in human history being constructed for display at one of the Fair's prehistoric exhibits.]
[General Electric exhibit displaying different types of lamps used throughout human history. Exhibit
2. [General Electric exhibit displaying different types of lamps used throughout human history. Exhibit includes a stone lamp from ancient Babylonia; a crude saucer lamp from southern Europe; a bronze lamp from Rome; a Betty lamp used in colonial New England; a whale oil lamp likely used by an early Chicago family; Edison's first practical lamp; the "smallest lamp in the world," used for medical examination inside the human body; and the "largest lamp in the world," used for lighting airports, athletic fields, and in the motion picture industry.]
[Oblique view of the Field Museum of Natural History along Chicago's lakefront near downtown.]
3. [Oblique view of the Field Museum of Natural History along Chicago's lakefront near downtown.]
[Photo of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. The Field Museum opened in 1893 as part of
4. [Photo of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. The Field Museum opened in 1893 as part of the World Columbian Exposition in Hyde Park. The museum moved to its current location on park district space along the lakefront near downtown in 1921, and by 1930, it was joined by the addition of the Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium nearby. Although technically not part of the Century of Progress, the three lakefront museums were located immediately north of the Fairgrounds and thus attracted many visitors from the Chicago World's Fair.]

[Photo of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. The Field Museum opened in 1893 as part of
5. [Photo of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. The Field Museum opened in 1893 as part of the World Columbian Exposition in Hyde Park. The museum moved to its current location on park district space along the lakefront near downtown in 1921, and by 1930, it was joined by the addition of the Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium nearby. Although technically not part of the Century of Progress, the three lakefront museums were located immediately north of the Fairgrounds and thus attracted many visitors from the Chicago World's Fair.]
"Artists conception of new American Colonial Village for Chicago's new World's Fair. The village will
6. "Artists conception of new American Colonial Village for Chicago's new World's Fair. The village will contain authentic reproductions of buildings importnat in early American history. It will be the scene of dramatizations of important events in the building of America."
"Milfiori Bowl. This glass of a 'thousand flowers' is made by fusing many tiny glass rods. Syria, 1st
7. "Milfiori Bowl. This glass of a 'thousand flowers' is made by fusing many tiny glass rods. Syria, 1st century B.C. - 1st century A.D."
"Old North Church a Dominant Landmark of New Fair's Colonial Village. This ancient structure, as well
8. "Old North Church a Dominant Landmark of New Fair's Colonial Village. This ancient structure, as well as many others famed in American history, will be seen by visitors after the Fair opens in Chicago May 26. Its tower was the one Paul Revere looked to for the historic lanterns - 'One if by land, and two if by sea.' Its pulpit saw such preachers as Increase Mather, Cotton Mather, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry Ware."

"Paul Revere's House for Colonial Village of New World's Fair. This faithful reproduction of the oldest
9. "Paul Revere's House for Colonial Village of New World's Fair. This faithful reproduction of the oldest house in Boston, built some time between 1650 and 1680, is rising side by side with Old North Church, Mount Vernon, Benjamin Franklin's printing shop and scores of other buildings famed for hundreds of years in American history. The Colonial Village will be seen on the Fair's street of foreign villages when the exposition opens May 26."
"These officers of the army, navy and marine corps command the various detachments at Camp Franklin D.
10. "These officers of the army, navy and marine corps command the various detachments at Camp Franklin D. Roosevelt at the World's Fair of which Col. Morris Keck, United States infantry, is post commandant. It is the first time in history that the three branches of the American forces have been under one command in peace time. Front row, from left to right: 1st. Lt. Lenard B. Creswell, Capt. Nevins D. Young, Capt. Frederick E. Stack, Capt. James D. Brown, Col. Keck, Lt. Charles L. Hutton, Capt. Samuel McCullough, Lt. Edward F. Hutchins and Chief Marine Gunner Horace Talbot, director of the post marine band. Rear, left to right, Warrant Officer Josef Studney, director of the post army band, Lt. Thrif, army medical corps, Ensign George R. Wilson, 2nd. Lt. Thomas A. Glass, Lt. Carl V. Green, Jr., 1st Lt. Jack P. Juhan, 2nd Lt. William L. McCulla, Ensign Everett E. Seagraves and 2nd Lt. Frederick H. Fairchild."
"When Ella Nora Newholm, a post office clerk, of 118 South 14th Ave., East Duluth, Minn., stepped into
11. "When Ella Nora Newholm, a post office clerk, of 118 South 14th Ave., East Duluth, Minn., stepped into the turnstile at the 12th St. entrance to the World's Fair on Tuesday night, September 4th, she had no idea she was making history. As she dropped her ticket into the hands of the guide on the gate she became the 10,000,000th visitor to A Century of Progress Exposition. She was greeted by M.M. Tveter, comptroller of the Fair and presented with a veritable armload of gifts, among which were: a Hild floor polishing machine, a ham, a clock, and other fine presents."
 

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