University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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ca. 1933-1934 (12)
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[A small-scale diorama of A Century of Progress International Exposition.]
1. [A small-scale diorama of A Century of Progress International Exposition.]
[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's
2. [Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's giant airplane-shaped design celebrated Italo Balbo's transatlantic flight to the Century of Progress in 1933. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and a minister in Benito Mussolini's government. The front of the building also resembled the bundled fasces, an ancient symbol of the Roman Republic that was adopted by Italian and German fascists in the 20th century. Pictured here is a model of the Italian Ocean liner S.S. Rex. The Rex was launched in 1931 and operated until allied bombers destroyed the ship in 1944.]
[Model Florida home at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
3. [Model Florida home at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
[Model Florida home at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
4. [Model Florida home at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]

[One of the model home exhibits at A Century of Progress.]
5. [One of the model home exhibits at A Century of Progress.]
[Photograph of model buildings at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
6. [Photograph of model buildings at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
[Photograph of model buildings at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
7. [Photograph of model buildings at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
"A talking kitchen which explains itself, a working kitchen where meals are prepared, and between them
8. "A talking kitchen which explains itself, a working kitchen where meals are prepared, and between them a planning room where modern electric kitchens are designed represent the General Electric Kitchen Institute in the company's exhibit at A Century of Progress."

"Because an exhibit of model trains, designed for youngsters, made such a hit with grown-ups last year
9. "Because an exhibit of model trains, designed for youngsters, made such a hit with grown-ups last year on Enchanted Island at the World's Fair, the officials in charge of the display decided to move it to Travel and Transport building this season where it continues to hold the popularity of youngsters between the ages of six and sixty."
"Built to demonstrate the use of light as an architectural element in the appearance of buildings, this
10. "Built to demonstrate the use of light as an architectural element in the appearance of buildings, this model city in the General Electric exhibit at A Century of Progress is complete to the stalled automobile being towed to a nearby garage."
"Sarah Ann McCabe, pretty NBC radio star, waves at her public from the model of the 70 story-story RCA
11. "Sarah Ann McCabe, pretty NBC radio star, waves at her public from the model of the 70 story-story RCA building in Rockefeller Center, New York City, headquarters of the NBC. The model, located in the Hall of Social Science at the World's Fair, is lighted by an artificial sun when a visitor steps on the 'radio carpet' surrounding it."
"Spring weather brought these girls out to look over the Wilson and Co. exhibit at the new World's Fair
12. "Spring weather brought these girls out to look over the Wilson and Co. exhibit at the new World's Fair which opens May 28th. They are among 250 selected from 1,000 to work at the exhibit this summer. They are shown grouped around a model of the Wilson building."

"The preparation of food of all kinds in this model electric kitchen is one of the features of the General
13. "The preparation of food of all kinds in this model electric kitchen is one of the features of the General Electric exhibit at the Century of Progress."
Model for Swift and Company's exhibit at the 1934 Century of Progress showing the water theater, "floating"
14. Model for Swift and Company's exhibit at the 1934 Century of Progress showing the water theater, "floating" stage, terraces, restaurants, and general details of the unique design. The major portion was to be built over the lagoon from the north side of the twenty-third street bridge, which would be dubbed the "Swift Bridge of Service."
  

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