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 (16)
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[Exterior view of "Atomic Energy" by sculptor Ulric Henry Ellerhusen. The caption to the right of the
1. [Exterior view of "Atomic Energy" by sculptor Ulric Henry Ellerhusen. The caption to the right of the figure reads: "Energy is the substance of all things. The cycles of atoms the play of the elements are its forms cast by a mighty hand to become the world's foundations." The image adorned the southeast facade of the Electrical Group building.]
[Exterior view of a side stairway entrance to the Electrical Group building before the grand opening
2. [Exterior view of a side stairway entrance to the Electrical Group building before the grand opening of the Chicago World's Fair, 1933.]
[Exterior view of one of the sculptures that adorned the facade of the Electrical Group building exhibition
3. [Exterior view of one of the sculptures that adorned the facade of the Electrical Group building exhibition at the Chicago World's Fair, 1933.]
[Exterior view of the left stairway in front of the main courtyard of the Electrical Group building before
4. [Exterior view of the left stairway in front of the main courtyard of the Electrical Group building before the grand opening of the Chicago World's Fair. The relief "Stellar Energy" by sculptor Ulric Henry Ellerhusen adorns the facade of the building on the left.]

[Exterior view of the right stairway in front of the main courtyard of the Electrical Group building
5. [Exterior view of the right stairway in front of the main courtyard of the Electrical Group building before the grand opening of the Chicago World's Fair in 1933. The relief "Atomic Energy" by sculptor Ulric Henry Ellerhusen adorns the right facade of the building.]
[Exterior view of the right stairway in front of the main courtyard of the Electrical Group building
6. [Exterior view of the right stairway in front of the main courtyard of the Electrical Group building before the grand opening of the Chicago World's Fair in 1933. The relief "Atomic Energy" by sculptor Ulric Henry Ellerhusen adorns the right facade of the building.]
[Exterior view of the Social Science wing of the Electrical Group building. The photo was taken in 1933
7. [Exterior view of the Social Science wing of the Electrical Group building. The photo was taken in 1933 before the grand opening of the Chicago World's Fair.]
[General Electric exhibit displaying different types of lamps used throughout human history. Exhibit
8. [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.]

[Interior view of the Westinghouse exhibit inside the Electrical Group building exhibition at the Chicago
9. [Interior view of the Westinghouse exhibit inside the Electrical Group building exhibition at the Chicago World's Fair. The photo was taken in March of 1933 while the exhibition was still under construction.]
[Southeast view of the front courtyard of the Electrical Group building before the grand opening of the
10. [Southeast view of the front courtyard of the Electrical Group building before the grand opening of the Chicago World's Fair, 1932. Both "Stellar Energy" (left) and "Atomic Energy" (right) by sculptor Ulric Henry Ellerhusen can be seen flanking the building's main entrance in the center.]
[Southeast view of the front courtyard of the Electrical Group building before the grand opening of the
11. [Southeast view of the front courtyard of the Electrical Group building before the grand opening of the Chicago World's Fair, 1932.]
[Southeast view of the front exterior facade of the Electrical Group building before the grand opening
12. [Southeast view of the front exterior facade of the Electrical Group building before the grand opening of the Chicago World's Fair, 1932.]

[U.S. Army marching band assembled in front of the Pantheon building at A Century of Progress. The building
13. [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 front exterior to the Social Science wing of the Electrical Group building before the grand
14. [View of the front exterior to the Social Science wing of the Electrical Group building before the grand opening of the Chicago World's Fair, 1932.]
[View of the grand stairway inside the Electrical Group building exhibition at the Chicago World's Fair.
15. [View of the grand stairway inside the Electrical Group building exhibition at the Chicago World's Fair. The photo was taken in March of 1933 while the building was being prepared for the grand opening in May.]
[View of the grand stairway inside the Electrical Group building exhibition at the Chicago World's Fair.
16. [View of the grand stairway inside the Electrical Group building exhibition at the Chicago World's Fair. The photo was taken in March of 1933 while the building was being prepared for the grand opening in May.]

"Artists conception of new American Colonial Village for Chicago's new World's Fair. The village will
17. "Artists conception of new American Colonial Village for Chicago's new World's Fair. The village will contain authentic reproductions of buildings importnat in early American history. It will be the scene of dramatizations of important events in the building of America."
"Bait casting as it should be done is shown by Chief Coller, world's champion trick caster in the pool
18. "Bait casting as it should be done is shown by Chief Coller, world's champion trick caster in the pool fronting the Travel and Transport building at the World's Fair. Tree Abbot dancers, Dorothy Carlson, Dolores Smith and Mildred Koplin, together with Mrs. Coller, proved eager pupils, anxious to master the difficult art. The exhibitions are given twice daily as a feature of the Sportsmen's show inside the building."
"Bait casting as it should be done is shown by Chief Coller, world's champion trick caster in the pool
19. "Bait casting as it should be done is shown by Chief Coller, world's champion trick caster in the pool fronting the Travel and Transport building at the World's Fair. Tree Abbot dancers, Dorothy Carlson, Dolores Smith and Mildred Koplin, together with Mrs. Coller, proved eager pupils, anxious to master the difficult art. The exhibitions are given twice daily as a feature of the Sportsmen's show inside the building."
"Because an exhibit of model trains, designed for youngsters, made such a hit with grown-ups last year
20. "Because an exhibit of model trains, designed for youngsters, made such a hit with grown-ups last year on Enchanted Island at the World's Fair, the officials in charge of the display decided to move it to Travel and Transport building this season where it continues to hold the popularity of youngsters between the ages of six and sixty."
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