University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[Street scene at the Century of Progress "Dutch Village." Note the wooden shoes worn by those in costume.]
1. [Street scene at the Century of Progress "Dutch Village." Note the wooden shoes worn by those in costume.]
[Street scene at the Century of Progress Mexican Village. Note the pottery on display and the donkey
2. [Street scene at the Century of Progress Mexican Village. Note the pottery on display and the donkey carriage.]
[Street scene in front of the Century of Progress General Exhibits Building.]
3. [Street scene in front of the Century of Progress General Exhibits Building.]
[Street view of Enchanted Island, a children's playground at the Century of Progress International Exposition,
4. [Street view of Enchanted Island, a children's playground at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.] [There is a balloon man in a huge wagon.]

[Street view of the Beach Midway at the Century of Progress.]
5. [Street view of the Beach Midway at the Century of Progress.]
[Street view of the Federal Building at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
6. [Street view of the Federal Building at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
[Street view of the Federal Building at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
7. [Street view of the Federal Building at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
[Street view of the General Exhibits Group.]
8. [Street view of the General Exhibits Group.]

[Street view of the General Exhibits Group.]
9. [Street view of the General Exhibits Group.]
[The 23rd Street entrance at night, Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
10. [The 23rd Street entrance at night, Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
[The 23rd Street entrance to the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
11. [The 23rd Street entrance to the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
[The 23rd Street entrance to the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
12. [The 23rd Street entrance to the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]

[The 23rd Street entrance to the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
13. [The 23rd Street entrance to the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
"'Be a swell person -- Take an Orphan to the Fair' is the motto of the movement started by the Mandel
14. "'Be a swell person -- Take an Orphan to the Fair' is the motto of the movement started by the Mandel Brothers, State street department store, to help charitable Chicagoans take under-privileged children on World's Fair outings. Shown here is Leon Mandel, general manager, with the first of the groups to visit the exposition, composed of boys from the Bohemian Orphan asylum, the Illinois Protestant Children's home, and the Chicago Home for Jewish children. A special department, under the management of Mrs. Jennie Pervin, has been organized in the club women's bureau on the ninth floor of the store, to assist persons planning orphan parties; such persons may write, call in person, or telephone State 1500. Orphans, in groups of three or more, will be admitted to the Fair grounds for five cents each."
"'Have a World's Fair cane, boys," says Leon Mandel, general manager of Mandel Brothers, state street
15. "'Have a World's Fair cane, boys," says Leon Mandel, general manager of Mandel Brothers, state street store, to these orphans from the Bohemian Orphan asylum, the Illinois Protestant Children's home and the Chicago Home for Jewish Children. He was host Wednesday (September 26th) to the first group to visit the exposition under the store's plan to assist charitable Chicagoans in taking underprivileged children on World's Fair outings. A special department, in charge of Mrs. Jennie Pervin, has been set up in the club women's bureau on the ninth floor, to help hosts organize their groups. For full information, citizens need only write, call in person, or telephone State 1500. Orphans will be admitted to the Fair in groups of three or more for five cents each."
"Above diagram shows the new Chicago Motor coach rainy-day route at the 12th street entrance to the World's
16. "Above diagram shows the new Chicago Motor coach rainy-day route at the 12th street entrance to the World's Fair. During the day the buses deposit passengers at a canopy that leads to the entrance, and after nine p.m. passengers may alight within the grounds between 12th and 14th streets. A system of canopies makes it possible for visitors to arrive at the gate, enter the grounds, and take a bus to any building without getting wet."

"Approximately 5,000 Italian-Americans gathered about the Italian government building of the Chicago
17. "Approximately 5,000 Italian-Americans gathered about the Italian government building of the Chicago World's Fair for the unveiling of a memorial pillar to Italo Balbo, shown here, Sunday (July 15th). It was the highlight of Italian day at the Fair, with Mayor Edward J. Kelly; Marquis Rossi Longhi, Italian charge d'affairs; Rufus C. Dawes; Giuseppi Castruccio; consul-general; Lt. Gov. Thomas F. Donovan, and other officials present." [Italo Balbo was a fascist general and leader of the Italian Blackshirts and, at the time, a close ally of Benito Mussolini. Balbo arrived at the Century of Progress on a transatlantic flight from Rome, Italy. The City of Chicago subsequently staged a parade and renamed 7th Street 'Balbo Drive' in his honor.]
"Budy Mabry, age 11, of 106 North Edith Street, Albuquerque, New Mexico, has come to the fair all alone
18. "Budy Mabry, age 11, of 106 North Edith Street, Albuquerque, New Mexico, has come to the fair all alone to see the sights."
"Even the famous Brian Boru would be envious of the honors heaped on this younger Brian at the World's
19. "Even the famous Brian Boru would be envious of the honors heaped on this younger Brian at the World's Fair yesterday after he won the title of the 'North Side's Most Beautiful Child.' Brian Joseph Burns, 2 years old, 229 East Superior Street, the calm winner, seems quite satisfied to pose for the camera and watch for the 'birdie.' The contest was part of the festivities attendant on the North Side Day celebration at A Century of Progress."
"George Blagden, husky long distance swimmer, who represented the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Memphis,
20. "George Blagden, husky long distance swimmer, who represented the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Memphis, Tenn., in the 15 mile marathon grind at A Century of Progress in 1933, finishing second to Marvin Nelson, of Fort Dodge, Iowa, is out to capture the championship event when it is again staged on Sunday, July 22nd, at the World's Fair in Chicago. Nelson set a new American record of 7 hours, 22 minutes and 24 3-5 seconds to lead Blagden across the finishing line. Blagden is reported in great trim for the grueling battle. The race is sponsored by William Randolph Hearst, who has posted a purse of $10,000, the winner to receive $5,000.The race will start at the Seventy-ninth Street beach on Chicago's south side, with the course laid along the shore line of Lake Michigan and the last seven miles to be swum in the World's Fair Lagoon."
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