University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion
1. [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.]
"When light beams from the star Arcturus were picked up by photoelectric tubes at four observatories,
2. "When light beams from the star Arcturus were picked up by photoelectric tubes at four observatories, signals flashed on this display board on the rostrum of the Hall of Science to the show the audience how the official lighting of A Century of Progress was accomplished."
"Within the great court of the Hall of Science, where the wonders of scientific progress are revealed
3. "Within the great court of the Hall of Science, where the wonders of scientific progress are revealed at A Century of Progress, Chicago's 1933 World's Fair. At the extreme left is shown the rostrum from which speakers address multitudes gathered for gala occasions. In the background appear the tops of the twelve pylons which, arranged in a semi-circle, from the north facade of this structure."
 

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