University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[Parade in front of the Czechoslovakia pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition,
1. [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.]
[Possible portrait of early American statesmen and inventor Ben Franklin conducting his famous lightening
2. [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.]
[View of the Italian science exhibit at the Century of Progress Hall of Science. This part of the exhibit
3. [View of the Italian science exhibit at the Century of Progress Hall of Science. This part of the exhibit featured Italian maritime achievements.]
 

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