University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[Artist's rendition of a nineteenth-century estate somewhere along the Atlantic seaboard. The workers
1. [Artist's rendition of a nineteenth-century estate somewhere along the Atlantic seaboard. The workers in the painting appear to be harvesting the bark off the birch trees. Strips of birch bark were often used as a veneer for canoes of other hand-crafted items.]
[Evening traffic along Columbus Drive.]
2. [Evening traffic along Columbus Drive.]
[Long distance swimmer George Blagden, from Memphis, Tennessee, participated in a 15-mile race that was
3. [Long distance swimmer George Blagden, from Memphis, Tennessee, participated in a 15-mile race that was conducted along the shoreline of Lake Michigan.]
[Oblique view of the Field Museum of Natural History along Chicago's lakefront near downtown.]
4. [Oblique view of the Field Museum of Natural History along Chicago's lakefront near downtown.]

[Photo of a small town with a Grand View Hotel located along the waterfront at an unknown location.]
5. [Photo of a small town with a Grand View Hotel located along the waterfront at an unknown location.]
[Photo of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. The Field Museum opened in 1893 as part of
6. [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
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.]
"8 of the 14 huge pillars covered with murals depicting the story of the electrical industry. These pillars
8. "8 of the 14 huge pillars covered with murals depicting the story of the electrical industry. These pillars are located above the General Electric 'House of Magic' (at lower left), and extend along the entire length of the balcony over the exhibit. At a Century of Progress Exhibition, Chicago, Ill."

"Above the 'House of Magic,' in which General Electric presents demonstrations of spectacular research
9. "Above the 'House of Magic,' in which General Electric presents demonstrations of spectacular research laboratory developments, and extending along the entire length of a balcony over the exhibit space is a series of thirteen huge pillars covered with murals which depict the story of the electrical industry. A lounge is located on the roof of the House of Magic."
"An ardent cyclist at home, Edwin Genge, 15, of Ottawa Canada, accompanied by Olive Brushey, housekeeper
10. "An ardent cyclist at home, Edwin Genge, 15, of Ottawa Canada, accompanied by Olive Brushey, housekeeper in his home, set out from Ottawa for A Century of Progress on July 3rd, where they arrived today (July20th). Traveling by bicycle, and stopping for visits along the way, the pair covered the 813 miles in nine days. Upon their arrival at the Fair, they were welcomed by Dorothy LeFold, exposition beauty finalist who was a Wilson and Co.s' entry in the contest."
"George Blagden, husky long distance swimmer, who represented the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Memphis,
11. "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."
"Twelve year old Madonna Longardner of Akron, Indiana, one of the winners of a circulation drive conducted
12. "Twelve year old Madonna Longardner of Akron, Indiana, one of the winners of a circulation drive conducted by the South Bend News-Times, is shown here with Ko Ko the clown at the Children's Checking Service on the Enchanted Island where Miss Longardner was checked during her stay at the Fair. Along with Madonna came 34 other winners in a party headed by M.B. Bonner."

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