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 (6)
1934 (1)

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Kaufmann & Fabry co. (4)
Museum of Science and ... (1)

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2.75x2 (1)

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[A view of the Hall of Science at night.] [I see a huge arrow pointing down.]
1. [A view of the Hall of Science at night.] [I see a huge arrow pointing down.]
[Close-up view of the four pylon sculptures that decorate the north side of the Century of Progress Hall
2. [Close-up view of the four pylon sculptures that decorate the north side of the Century of Progress Hall of Social Science.]
[Possible portrait of early American statesmen and inventor Ben Franklin conducting his famous lightening
3. [Possible portrait of early American statesmen and inventor Ben Franklin conducting his famous lightening experiment with his son. In 1752, Franklin flew a kite with a metal key attached during a thunderstorm to prove that lightening was made of electricity. Although European scientists were already conducting similar experiments with electricity, Franklin is credited as the first one to propose using a metal rod or some other conductor to draw off electricity from lightening. Franklin's scientific achievements won him the admiration of Enlightenment intellectuals in Europe and North America and secured his reputation as a leading scientist.]
[Statue at the Century of Progress Hall of Social Science.]
4. [Statue at the Century of Progress Hall of Social Science.]

"A view from the Hall of Science toward Lake Michigan"
5. "A view from the Hall of Science toward Lake Michigan"
"Redressing Hall of Science for the New Fair. E. Pantano is shown here repairing an exhibit in the chemistry
6. "Redressing Hall of Science for the New Fair. E. Pantano is shown here repairing an exhibit in the chemistry section, showing the formation of sulphuric acid. Scientific exhibits will be considerably enlarged and improved for the opening of the new Exposition in Chicago May 26th."
"The Hall of Social Science is one of the most important exhibits at the Exposition. The social development
7. "The Hall of Social Science is one of the most important exhibits at the Exposition. The social development of mankind, his home, environment and education are shown at this exhibit."
 

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