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."
"A potato queen and the winner of a 4H Club canning contest view the Fair as their prize for their victories.
15. "A potato queen and the winner of a 4H Club canning contest view the Fair as their prize for their victories. Frances Krause, 21 years old, Lapeer Michigan, is Michigan's first Potato Queen, a title which she won at the Lapeer County Fair on September 27th from a field of 90 contestants. Merle Ruah, 14 years old, is the winner of the canning contest at the same Fair."
"George Blagden, husky long distance swimmer, who represented the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Memphis,
16. "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."

"Professor Avard Fairbanks, sculptor, of the Division of Fine Arts, University of Michigan, who created
17. "Professor Avard Fairbanks, sculptor, of the Division of Fine Arts, University of Michigan, who created the statue, 'Tragedy at Winter Quarters,' has just completed a companion piece to that classic. The second work, 'New Life,' depicting American folk of today, is seen here. It also is attracting thousands of visitors to A Century of Progress."
Major Chester L. Fordney, United States Marine Reserve Corps, welcomes the Michigan Blossom queen and
18. Major Chester L. Fordney, United States Marine Reserve Corps, welcomes the Michigan Blossom queen and her court to the new World's Fair Tuesday (May 8). Fordney was one of the judges who selected the queen in Benton Harbor last week. 'It was a tougher job than ballooning into the stratosphere,' he said."
  
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