University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[A Century of Progress census map exhibit showing the net change in U.S. population after births, deaths,
1. [A Century of Progress census map exhibit showing the net change in U.S. population after births, deaths, immigration, and emigration is calculated. The map estimated a net gain of one person every 37 seconds, with a U.S. population reaching just over 125,550,000 people.]
[A depiction of one of fairgrounds at A Century of Progress International Exposition.]
2. [A depiction of one of fairgrounds at A Century of Progress International Exposition.]
[A model ship being built for one of the exhibits at A Century of Progress International Exposition.]
3. [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
4. [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
5. [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.]
6. [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
7. [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 exhibit depicting the development and use of metallurgy, tools, and machines in human history being
8. [An exhibit depicting the development and use of metallurgy, tools, and machines in human history being constructed for display at one of the Fair's prehistoric exhibits.]

[An unidentified man demonstrating the use of a molecular and geometric model at one of the science exhibits
9. [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.]
[Ground level view of one of the Century of Progress Skyride towers. At its completion, the two Skyride
10. [Ground level view of one of the Century of Progress Skyride towers. At its completion, the two Skyride towers stood over 620 feet tall and spanned over 1,800 feet apart.]
[Ground level view of one of the Century of Progress Skyride towers. At its completion, the two Skyride
11. [Ground level view of one of the Century of Progress Skyride towers. At its completion, the two Skyride towers stood over 620 feet tall and spanned over 1,800 feet apart.]
[Inside one of the log cabins at the Old Fort Dearborn exhibit.]
12. [Inside one of the log cabins at the Old Fort Dearborn exhibit.]

[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion
13. [Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion was designed to resemble a giant airplane to celebrate Italo Balbo's 1933 transatlantic flight that ended at the Century of Progress. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and one of Benito Mussolini's government officials. The front of the building sported a design that resembled the bundled fasces, an ancient symbol of the Roman Republic that was adopted by Italian and German fascists in the 20th century. Seen here is a general view of the Pavilion's auditorium.]
[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion
14. [Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion was designed to resemble a giant airplane to celebrate Italo Balbo's 1933 transatlantic flight that ended at the Century of Progress. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and one of Benito Mussolini's government officials. The front of the building sported a design that resembled the bundled fasces, an ancient symbol of the Roman Republic that was adopted by Italian and German fascists in the 20th century. The photo here shows the speaker's rostrum in the building's auditorium.]
[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion
15. [Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion was designed to resemble a giant airplane to celebrate Italo Balbo's 1933 transatlantic flight that ended at the Century of Progress. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and one of Benito Mussolini's government officials. The front of the building sported a design that resembled the bundled fasces, an ancient symbol of the Roman Republic that was adopted by Italian and German fascists in the 20th century. The photo here shows the transparent photographs of Mussolini's forum in Rome on display in the Pavilion's auditorium room.]
[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's
16. [Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's giant airplane 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. Seen here is one of the stairways leading up to the Pavilion's auditorium room.]

[One of the entrances to the Electrical Group exhibition under construction in preparation for A Century
17. [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 Old Fort Dearborn exhibit.]
18. [One of the entrances to the Old Fort Dearborn exhibit.]
[One of the entrances to the Old Fort Dearborn exhibit.]
19. [One of the entrances to the Old Fort Dearborn exhibit.]
[One of the exhibits at A Century of Progress depicting a modest homestead in the tropics.]
20. [One of the exhibits at A Century of Progress depicting a modest homestead in the tropics.]
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