University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[An aerial view of the Exhibition Group building, with Lake Michigan in the background.]
1. [An aerial view of the Exhibition Group building, with Lake Michigan in the background.]
[An orchestra performing in the Century of Progress bandshell near Lake Michigan.]
2. [An orchestra performing in the Century of Progress bandshell near Lake Michigan.]
[An orchestra performing in the Century of Progress bandshell near Lake Michigan.]
3. [An orchestra performing in the Century of Progress bandshell near Lake Michigan.]
[Ground level view of the Hall of Science from the South Lagoon, opposite Lake Michigan.]
4. [Ground level view of the Hall of Science from the South Lagoon, opposite Lake Michigan.]

[Lakeside view of the Federal Building at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
5. [Lakeside view of the Federal Building at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
[Lakeside view of the Federal Building at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
6. [Lakeside view of the Federal Building at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
[Long distance swimmer George Blagden, from Memphis, Tennessee, participated in a 15-mile race that was
7. [Long distance swimmer George Blagden, from Memphis, Tennessee, participated in a 15-mile race that was conducted along the shoreline of Lake Michigan.]
[Nightime view of the Federal Building at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
8. [Nightime view of the Federal Building at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]

[View of Electrical Building from Lake Michigan. A fountain can be seen in the courtyard.]
9. [View of Electrical Building from Lake Michigan. A fountain can be seen in the courtyard.]
[View of the Enchanted Island exhibit under construction in preparation for the Chicago World's Fair.
10. [View of the Enchanted Island exhibit under construction in preparation for the Chicago World's Fair. Enchanted Island was built between the lagoon and Lake Michigan, and included a mountainside slide, a fairy castle, a mechanical zoo, a miniature railroad, and a theater, among other exhibits. This photo was taken in December of 1932.]
[View of the Enchanted Island exhibit under construction in preparation for the Chicago World's Fair.
11. [View of the Enchanted Island exhibit under construction in preparation for the Chicago World's Fair. Enchanted Island was built between the lagoon and Lake Michigan, and included a mountainside slide, a fairy castle, a mechanical zoo, a miniature railroad, and a theater, among other exhibits. This photo was taken in January of 1933.]
[View of the Enchanted Island exhibit under construction in preparation for the Chicago World's Fair.
12. [View of the Enchanted Island exhibit under construction in preparation for the Chicago World's Fair. Enchanted Island was built between the lagoon and Lake Michigan, and included a mountainside slide, a fairy castle, a mechanical zoo, a miniature railroad, and a theater, among other exhibits. This photo was taken in January of 1933.]

[View of the Enchanted Island exhibit under construction in preparation for the Chicago World's Fair.
13. [View of the Enchanted Island exhibit under construction in preparation for the Chicago World's Fair. Enchanted Island was built between the lagoon and Lake Michigan, and included a mountainside slide, a fairy castle, a mechanical zoo, a miniature railroad, and a theater, among other exhibits. This photo was taken in March of 1933.]
"A conception by Hugh Ferriss, a noted New York artist, of how the Ford Exhibition building now being
14. "A conception by Hugh Ferriss, a noted New York artist, of how the Ford Exhibition building now being erected at the Chicago World's Fair will look at night in its blaze of light. The building is nine hundred feet long and ten stories in height at its center. It faces upon a five acre park fronting Lake Michigan. Albert Kahn of Detroit is the architect, and Walter Dorwin Teague of New York, the industrial designer, is in charge of the interior display."
"George Blagden, husky long distance swimmer, who represented the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Memphis,
15. "George Blagden, husky long distance swimmer, who represented the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Memphis, Tenn., in the 15 mile marathon grind at A Century of Progress in 1933, finishing second to Marvin Nelson, of Fort Dodge, Iowa, is out to capture the championship event when it is again staged on Sunday, July 22nd, at the World's Fair in Chicago. Nelson set a new American record of 7 hours, 22 minutes and 24 3-5 seconds to lead Blagden across the finishing line. Blagden is reported in great trim for the grueling battle. The race is sponsored by William Randolph Hearst, who has posted a purse of $10,000, the winner to receive $5,000.The race will start at the Seventy-ninth Street beach on Chicago's south side, with the course laid along the shore line of Lake Michigan and the last seven miles to be swum in the World's Fair Lagoon."
"The new exhibit house to be shown at the Century of Progress Exposition this year by General Houses,
16. "The new exhibit house to be shown at the Century of Progress Exposition this year by General Houses, Inc., will rise just south of the Lincoln Group on the lake front. This attractive five-room dwelling with attached garage will be a 'house of steel,' for this material will be used on the interior walls and ceiling as well as for the outside walls. The interior of the house is to be furnished throughout in a manner consistent with modern style trends. Howard T. Fisher is president and chief architect of the company."

"Uncle Dan Beard, national Boy Scout commissioner, congratulates 14-year old Richard Courtney of Champaign,
17. "Uncle Dan Beard, national Boy Scout commissioner, congratulates 14-year old Richard Courtney of Champaign, Ill., for receiving the James Russell medal for bravery at the National Boy Scout Day ceremonies at the World's Fair. Left to right in the group shown here are Clarence Novak, Chicago Eagle Scout, Uncle Dan, Richard Courtney, General Abel Davis, who presented Courtney with the medal on behalf of the Combat Medal Men's Association, and John Celba, of Diamond Lake, Ill., who won the award last year."
"Winner in the International Schools contest concluded at the Chicago World's Fair Thursday night (June
18. "Winner in the International Schools contest concluded at the Chicago World's Fair Thursday night (June 28th). Arnie Wilson, Lake College, Waukegan, Ill., first place amateur bookkeeping for business colleges."
  
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