University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[A close up view of one of the entrances of the Electrical Group building at A Century of Progress International
1. [A close up view of one of the entrances of the Electrical Group building at A Century of Progress International Exposition in early 1933, a few months before the opening of Fair.]
[A model ship being built for one of the exhibits at A Century of Progress International Exposition.]
2. [A model ship being built for one of the exhibits at A Century of Progress International Exposition.]
[A View of the Skyride at night. Supporting the structure at opposite ends were two steel towers 638
3. [A View of the Skyride at night. Supporting the structure at opposite ends were two steel towers 638 feet tall and 3/8 of a mile apart. According to Fair promoters, high-speed elevators transported passengers took to the tops of the towers in less than one minute.]
[A View of the Skyride at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Supporting the
4. [A View of the Skyride at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Supporting the structure at opposite ends were two steel towers 638 feet tall and 3/8 of a mile apart. According to Fair promoters, high-speed elevators transported passengers took to the tops of the towers in less than one minute.]

[Aerial view of one of the facades to the Electrical Group building.]
5. [Aerial view of one of the facades to the Electrical Group building.]
[Aerial view of the Century of Progress. The Streets of Paris, one of the most popular exhibits at the
6. [Aerial view of the Century of Progress. The Streets of Paris, one of the most popular exhibits at the Fair, is in the foreground to the right.]
[An unidentified man demonstrating the use of a molecular and geometric model at one of the science exhibits
7. [An unidentified man demonstrating the use of a molecular and geometric model at one of the science exhibits at A Century of Progress International Exposition, ca. 1933-1934.]
[Exterior view of one of the sculptures that adorned the facade of the Electrical Group building exhibition
8. [Exterior view of one of the sculptures that adorned the facade of the Electrical Group building exhibition at the Chicago World's Fair, 1933.]

[One of the entrances to the Electrical Group exhibition at A Century of Progress. The sculpture of the
9. [One of the entrances to the Electrical Group exhibition at A Century of Progress. The sculpture of the man above was dedicated to "The conquest of time and space."]
[One of the entrances to the Electrical Group exhibition under construction in preparation for A Century
10. [One of the entrances to the Electrical Group exhibition under construction in preparation for A Century of Progress. The sculpture of the man above was dedicated to "The conquest of time and space."]
[One of the entrances to the Electrical Group exhibition under construction in preparation for A Century
11. [One of the entrances to the Electrical Group exhibition under construction in preparation for A Century of Progress. The sculpture of the man above was dedicated to "The conquest of time and space."]
[One of the first steam locomotives to run on rails, built by inventor Colonel John Stevens, on display
12. [One of the first steam locomotives to run on rails, built by inventor Colonel John Stevens, on display at A Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. The prototype locomotive on display here contained a boiler steam propulsion system attached to a wagon.]

[One of the main entrances to the Century of Progress "Oriental Village." The facade of the exhibit featured
13. [One of the main entrances to the Century of Progress "Oriental Village." The facade of the exhibit featured Islamic art and architecture.] [There are four towers that look like they are part of a church. There are a lot of people that look like they just left the church in front of the towers.]
[Parade in front of the Czechoslovakia pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition,
14. [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.]
[Photo of initial construction work for one the exhibition buildings for A Century of Progress International
15. [Photo of initial construction work for one the exhibition buildings for A Century of Progress International Exposition.]
[The Johnson Motor and Boat exhibit. On display here was one of the company's latest designs of boats.]
16. [The Johnson Motor and Boat exhibit. On display here was one of the company's latest designs of boats.]

[The Skyride at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Supporting the structure
17. [The Skyride at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Supporting the structure at opposite ends were two steel towers 638 feet tall and 3/8 of a mile apart. According to Fair promoters, high-speed elevators transported passengers took to the tops of the towers in less than one minute.]
[The Skyride at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Supporting the structure
18. [The Skyride at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Supporting the structure at opposite ends were two steel towers 638 feet tall and 3/8 of a mile apart. According to Fair promoters, high-speed elevators transported passengers took to the tops of the towers in less than one minute.]
[The Skyride at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Supporting the structure
19. [The Skyride at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Supporting the structure at opposite ends were two steel towers 638 feet tall and 3/8 of a mile apart. According to Fair promoters, high-speed elevators transported passengers took to the tops of the towers in less than one minute.]
[The Skyride at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Supporting the structure
20. [The Skyride at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Supporting the structure at opposite ends were two steel towers 638 feet tall and 3/8 of a mile apart. According to Fair promoters, high-speed elevators transported passengers took to the tops of the towers in less than one minute.]
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