University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[Daniel Chester's "Statue of the Republic" in the Court of Honor at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition
1. [Daniel Chester's "Statue of the Republic" in the Court of Honor at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.]
[Diorama depicting a lumber mill next to a river. The caption on the right reads, "Random Logs floating
2. [Diorama depicting a lumber mill next to a river. The caption on the right reads, "Random Logs floating down the river makes the lumber of the world."]
[General Electric exhibit displaying different types of lamps used throughout human history. Exhibit
3. [General Electric exhibit displaying different types of lamps used throughout human history. Exhibit includes a stone lamp from ancient Babylonia; a crude saucer lamp from southern Europe; a bronze lamp from Rome; a Betty lamp used in colonial New England; a whale oil lamp likely used by an early Chicago family; Edison's first practical lamp; the "smallest lamp in the world," used for medical examination inside the human body; and the "largest lamp in the world," used for lighting airports, athletic fields, and in the motion picture industry.]
[Neanderthal woman posing at the 'World A Million Years Ago' exhibit at A Century of Progress.]
4. [Neanderthal woman posing at the 'World A Million Years Ago' exhibit at A Century of Progress.]

[Parade in front of the Czechoslovakia pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition,
5. [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.]
[Participants swimming in the National Athletic Union outdoor title racing carnival held at the Century
6. [Participants swimming in the National Athletic Union outdoor title racing carnival held at the Century of Progress Lagoon.]
[Photo of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. The Field Museum opened in 1893 as part of
7. [Photo of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. The Field Museum opened in 1893 as part of the World Columbian Exposition in Hyde Park. The museum moved to its current location on park district space along the lakefront near downtown in 1921, and by 1930, it was joined by the addition of the Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium nearby. Although technically not part of the Century of Progress, the three lakefront museums were located immediately north of the Fairgrounds and thus attracted many visitors from the Chicago World's Fair.]
[Photo of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. The Field Museum opened in 1893 as part of
8. [Photo of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. The Field Museum opened in 1893 as part of the World Columbian Exposition in Hyde Park. The museum moved to its current location on park district space along the lakefront near downtown in 1921, and by 1930, it was joined by the addition of the Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium nearby. Although technically not part of the Century of Progress, the three lakefront museums were located immediately north of the Fairgrounds and thus attracted many visitors from the Chicago World's Fair.]

[Promoters used the star Arcturus to ceremoniously open A Century of Progress in 1933. It was believed
9. [Promoters used the star Arcturus to ceremoniously open A Century of Progress in 1933. It was believed that the light of Arcturus took 40 years to reach the Earth, and this fact was used as a way to connect the Century of Progress with Chicago's earlier world fair in 1893.]
[The lagoon fountain at A Century of Progress, billed at the time as the largest fountain in the world,
10. [The lagoon fountain at A Century of Progress, billed at the time as the largest fountain in the world, was 670 feet long and was illuminated at night by colored lights.]
[The lagoon fountain at A Century of Progress, billed at the time as the largest fountain in the world,
11. [The lagoon fountain at A Century of Progress, billed at the time as the largest fountain in the world, was 670 feet long and was illuminated at night by colored lights.]
[The lagoon fountain at A Century of Progress, billed at the time as the largest fountain in the world,
12. [The lagoon fountain at A Century of Progress, billed at the time as the largest fountain in the world, was 670 feet long and was illuminated at night by colored lights.]

[The roller coaster ride at the Century of Progress Midway. The Midway was a nod to the amusement rides
13. [The roller coaster ride at the Century of Progress Midway. The Midway was a nod to the amusement rides at the Midway Plaisance during the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition in 1893.]
[The roller coaster ride at the Century of Progress Midway. The Midway was a nod to the amusement rides
14. [The roller coaster ride at the Century of Progress Midway. The Midway was a nod to the amusement rides at the Midway Plaisance during the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition in 1893.]
[The winner of the Sears-sponsored National Baby Contest convened at the 1934 Century of Progress World's
15. [The winner of the Sears-sponsored National Baby Contest convened at the 1934 Century of Progress World's Fair in Chicago.]
[U.S. Army marching band assembled in front of the Pantheon building at A Century of Progress. The building
16. [U.S. Army marching band assembled in front of the Pantheon building at A Century of Progress. The building housed the famed "Pantheon de la Guerre," a giant panorama of World War I painted on a canvas 45 feet high and over the length of one football field. Over 130 French artists worked on the Pantheon in Paris during the First World War. The painting depicted a procession of political and military leaders from over 20 Allied nations.]

[View of the Enchanted Island exhibit under construction in preparation for the Chicago World's Fair.
17. [View of the Enchanted Island exhibit under construction in preparation for the Chicago World's Fair. Enchanted Island was built between the lagoon and Lake Michigan, and included a mountainside slide, a fairy castle, a mechanical zoo, a miniature railroad, and a theater, among other exhibits. This photo was taken in January of 1933.]
[World wide spread of tuberculosis]
18. [World wide spread of tuberculosis]
"'Be a swell person -- Take an Orphan to the Fair' is the motto of the movement started by the Mandel
19. "'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."
"'Boy Howdy! This is our idea of a sandwich,' exclaims Audrey Hoesch and Glen Hillgartner as they bite
20. "'Boy Howdy! This is our idea of a sandwich,' exclaims Audrey Hoesch and Glen Hillgartner as they bite into the first portion of the world's largest ham sandwich today at the World's Fair, while Phillip R. Reed, treasurer of Armour & Company; Ed Graule, chef, and John R. Thompson, Jr., look on. This eight foot square sandwich on which more than 1,200 children feasted, weighed 325 pounds."
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