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 (16)
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[The General Motors exhibit at A Century of Progress. The main exhibit featured a display of automotive
1. [The General Motors exhibit at A Century of Progress. The main exhibit featured a display of automotive parts and an assembly room where 1,000 people at a time can watch an automobile being manufactured.]
[The Hupmobile exhibit at A Century of Progress International Exposition, ca. 1933-1934. The exhibit
2. [The Hupmobile exhibit at A Century of Progress International Exposition, ca. 1933-1934. The exhibit here displays the interior of the vehicle, allowing patrons to see the frame and engine clearly. The Hupmobile was manufactured by the Hupp Motor Company of Detroit, founded by Craig and Louis Hupp in 1908. Hupp Motors manufactured automobiles from 1909 to 1940, when the company went out of business.]
"A display of small apparatus which includes some new developments, such as the Thyratron speed control
3. "A display of small apparatus which includes some new developments, such as the Thyratron speed control for motors, quiet operating motor on sound isolating base, and gear motors, supplemented by models of large equipment represents the apparatus section of the General Electric Company in its exhibit at the Century of Progress."
"After winning the tenth annual pushmobile race sponsored by the Board of Education which was held at
4. "After winning the tenth annual pushmobile race sponsored by the Board of Education which was held at the Chicago World's Fair yesterday (Friday), the victorious Orr playground team is presented with Chrysler Motors medals by Ernst Buehler, vice president of the Chicago Board of Education."

"Barney Oldfield and his 'Hell Drivers' in their thrilling feats of driving skill and daring provided
5. "Barney Oldfield and his 'Hell Drivers' in their thrilling feats of driving skill and daring provided the big moment for thousands of Chicago's school children who attended A Century of Progress Thursday. Here is a section of the crowd that watched the veteran driver spin around the quarter-mile oval Chrysler Motors' track."
"Chrysler Motors - day."
6. "Chrysler Motors - day."
"Chrysler Motors building at night."
7. "Chrysler Motors building at night."
"Circuit breakers, new and unusual types of motors, control devices, welding equipment, and electron
8. "Circuit breakers, new and unusual types of motors, control devices, welding equipment, and electron tube control are some of the products of the apparatus section of the General Electric on exhibit at the Century of Progress. Models of large apparatus are also used extensively."

"General Motors Building"
9. "General Motors Building"
"General Motors Building"
10. "General Motors Building"
"General Motors Compound"
11. "General Motors Compound"
"Miss Gladys Farkes, 27 years old and 47 inches tall, is bossing the job while Victor Bump, 27 years
12. "Miss Gladys Farkes, 27 years old and 47 inches tall, is bossing the job while Victor Bump, 27 years old and 50 inches tall, works on the Chevrolet Assembly line in the General Motors Building at the World's Fair. Both of these small people are members of Midget City at the Century of Progress."

"Miss Gladys Farkes, 27 years old and 47 inches tall, thinks she would make a good radiator cap for the
13. "Miss Gladys Farkes, 27 years old and 47 inches tall, thinks she would make a good radiator cap for the 1934 Chevrolet. Miss Fawkes is one of the residents of Midget City at the World's Fair and was a visitor in the General Motors Building." [I can see a lady on the car. She can flip over when it stops.]
"The Chrysler Motors compound."
14. "The Chrysler Motors compound."
"This group of students from Purdue University are particularly interested in combustion engines, and
15. "This group of students from Purdue University are particularly interested in combustion engines, and came to the World's Fair for first-hand information concerning them, which they are receiving from Tom Britton in the Chevrolet division of the General Motors exhibit."
"With streams of water pouring on it from every direction, this motor and control equipment in the General
16. "With streams of water pouring on it from every direction, this motor and control equipment in the General Electric exhibit at A Century of Progress demonstrates its suitability for use in many types of plants where water or other liquids are used."

"Your Autograph, Mr. Oldfield!" "That was the cry at the Chrysler Motors' World's Fair track Thursday
17. "Your Autograph, Mr. Oldfield!" "That was the cry at the Chrysler Motors' World's Fair track Thursday when thousands of school children swarmed around Barney Oldfield, famed race driver, and demanded autographs. Thousands of lucky youngsters got the coveted signature."
   
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