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 Westinghouse exhibit inside the Electrical Group building exhibition at the Chicago
1. [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.]
[The mosque float, which won first place at the Venetian Carnival, held in the World's Fair Lagoon at
2. [The mosque float, which won first place at the Venetian Carnival, held in the World's Fair Lagoon at A Century of Progress International Exposition, 1934.]
[The swan float at the Venetian Carnival, held in the World's Fair Lagoon at A Century of Progress International
3. [The swan float at the Venetian Carnival, held in the World's Fair Lagoon at A Century of Progress International Exposition, 1934.]
[The Venetian Carnival floating parade, held in the World's Fair Lagoon at A Century of Progress International
4. [The Venetian Carnival floating parade, held in the World's Fair Lagoon at A Century of Progress International Exposition, 1934.]

[View of the Enchanted Island exhibit under construction in preparation for the Chicago World's Fair.
5. [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 December of 1932.]
[View of the Enchanted Island exhibit under construction in preparation for the Chicago World's Fair.
6. [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.]
[View of the Enchanted Island exhibit under construction in preparation for the Chicago World's Fair.
7. [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.]
[View of the Enchanted Island exhibit under construction in preparation for the Chicago World's Fair.
8. [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 March of 1933.]

[View of the grand stairway inside the Electrical Group building exhibition at the Chicago World's Fair.
9. [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.
10. [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.]
"A conception by Hugh Ferriss, a noted New York artist, of how the Ford Exhibition building now being
11. "A conception by Hugh Ferriss, a noted New York artist, of how the Ford Exhibition building now being erected at the Chicago World's Fair will look at night in its blaze of light. The building is nine hundred feet long and ten stories in height at its center. It faces upon a five acre park fronting Lake Michigan. Albert Kahn of Detroit is the architect, and Walter Dorwin Teague of New York, the industrial designer, is in charge of the interior display."
"Bait casting as it should be done is shown by Chief Coller, world's champion trick caster in the pool
12. "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
13. "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."
"Edward H. Sniffen, Asst. Vice-President of Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company, signing
14. "Edward H. Sniffen, Asst. Vice-President of Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company, signing contract for renewal of the company's exhibit at the 1934 World's Fair. Shown with Mr. Sniffen are (left) Rufus C. Dawes, President of the Exposition, and Lenox R. Lohr, General Manager. The exhibit will occupy the same space in the Electrical Building as last year, with many new features introduced."
"Entertainers, just arrived from Spain, are received at the World's Fair by Col. Robert Isham Randolph,
15. "Entertainers, just arrived from Spain, are received at the World's Fair by Col. Robert Isham Randolph, assistant to the General Manager and Lenox R. Lohr, General Manager of A Century of Progress. They will appear throughout the season at the Spanish Village."
"Fannie Brice, Ziegfeld Follies star, looks in by way of television on three contestants for the title
16. "Fannie Brice, Ziegfeld Follies star, looks in by way of television on three contestants for the title of 'Miss Chicago' who are shown in a large airliner at the World's Fair. The likeness of the Follies star shown in the portable television originated at the Television exhibit on Northerly Island of the Fair. A contract with the Follies awaits the winner of the beauty contest."

"Ford's 'Drama of Transportation' in New World's Fair. This is a conception by Hugh Ferriss of what the
17. "Ford's 'Drama of Transportation' in New World's Fair. This is a conception by Hugh Ferriss of what the interior of the great Ford Building will look like when A Century of Progress opens in Chicago May 26. In this building, 900 feet long, the major portion of a $1,500,000 exhibit, will be dramatized the story of the contributions of science, industry and agriculture to the modern automobile. Opposite the structure will be a free park with seats for concert and entertainment programs."
"Gertrude Fonlshausre and Clara Wenger, two Swiss entertainers at the Swiss Village at the new World's
18. "Gertrude Fonlshausre and Clara Wenger, two Swiss entertainers at the Swiss Village at the new World's Fair in Chicago, are seen cutting off a piece of real imported Swiss cheese to tempt the appetites of visitors at the village."
"How would you like to go romping with a shovel-nosed elephant? It was quite the proper caper back in
19. "How would you like to go romping with a shovel-nosed elephant? It was quite the proper caper back in the stone age, according to Edyth Arlen, Neanderthal woman in the 'World A Million Years Ago' at the World's Fair. Edyth learned all about the shovel-noses in the legends handed down by her ancestors."
"It's 'curtains' for those familiar, old, green Pullman curtains. They're out. This photo posed to show
20. "It's 'curtains' for those familiar, old, green Pullman curtains. They're out. This photo posed to show the new arrangement in the flashing, 110-miles-an-hour, all-aluminum streamlined Pullman Pacific train which is being exhibited at the World's Fair of 1934 in Chicago. Just close the aluminum door and presto, it's a nice private drawing room, convenient and homelike even if it was just a Pullman section during the daytime."
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