University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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Kaufmann & Fabry co. (3)

Date
1934 (2)
ca. 1933-1934 (1)

Format
6.5x10.5 (2)
7.25x9.5 (1)

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[Parade in front of the Czechoslovakia pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition,
1. [Parade in front of the Czechoslovakia pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. The Century of Progress showcased the artistic, cultural, and scientific achievements of Czechoslovakia, then a newly independent country that had won its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the end of World War One. Anton Cermak, mayor of Chicago from 1931 until his assassination in 1933, just a few months prior to the Century of Progress grand opening, was a Czech immigrant from Bohemia.]
"Chicago firefighters paraded the finest of their equipment in their portion of the ceremonies at the
2. "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."
"Part of the 400 policeman who took part in the Chicago Day parade at the World's Fair on Tuesday , October
3. "Part of the 400 policeman who took part in the Chicago Day parade at the World's Fair on Tuesday , October 9th. The police contingent was made up of 250 police and 50 from each of the three park forces. They were reviewed by Mayor E. J. Kelly and other city officials who were guests of honor at the Fair."
 

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