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Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[A diorama depicting an early Mesopotamian ziggurat where grain was collected and stored. The heading to the diorama is entitled, "Wise Men Save for the Tomorrow."]
[A diorama depicting the John Kinzie's home near Fort Dearborn, Chicago. Kinzie bought his home from Jean Baptise Point DuSable, the first non-native settler in Chicago, in the 1780s and began a trading business with nearby Potawatomi Indians. Kinzie's wife, Eleanor, grew up among the Seneca as a captive.]
[A small-scale diorama of A Century of Progress International Exposition.]
[Diorama depicting a British army encampment in the frontier territory of North America entreating with Native Americans.]
[Diorama depicting a circular horse-drawn mill, which agricultural societies have used since antiquity to grind grain or pump water. The setting of this diorama is presumably ancient Sumerian or Egyptian, given the hieroglyphic or cuneiform writing that adorns its edges.]
[Diorama depicting a lumber mill next to a river. The caption on the right reads, "Random Logs floating down the river makes the lumber of the world."]
[Diorama depicting a Persian village.]
[Diorama depicting a village in Sumatra, Indonesia. The inscription at top reads "Nature's abundance on Every Hand."]
[Diorama of 9122 Longwood Drive, in Beverly, a southwest side neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.]
[Diorama of a nondescript North African, Middle Eastern or Near Eastern village with a large water cistern in the center of the town square.]
[Diorama of the Chicago Historical Society.]
[Diorama representing a New England fishing village. The sign on top reads, "On wind and weather the catch depends. Savings always sure."]
[Diorama showing a typical adobe house that Pueblo Indians built more than 1,000 years ago in the Taos, New Mexico area.]
[Humorous diorama depicting an old rickety village with dilapidated buildings and villagers and barnyard animals standing around an unpaved town square. The sign at the top of the diorama reads, "We don't ask you to live like this!! Look over our listing.]
"Department Store of 1890. The lady at the counter is buying a corset for her child, and the bust shows, what was than considered a beautiful figure. Tennis was the fashion, but our champions would probably object playing it in the dress the young girl is wearing."
"Diorama of a general view of A Century of Progress. Constructed for the International Colonial Exposition at Paris, 1931."
"Diorama of a scene in Alaska showing Agriculture and Forestry. Constructed for the International Colonial Exposition at Paris, 1931."
"Diorama of Fort Dearborn, ca. 1809. Constructed for the International and Colonial Exposition, Paris, 1931."
"Diorama of the Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado. Constructed for the International Colonial Exposition at Paris, 1931."
"Diorama showing a modern rubber plantation in Sumatra."
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