University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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"From left to right: Wallace Sample, Cyril Hill, Mrs. W.B. Wilson, Mrs. W.T. Hall, Mrs. D. Q. Wilson
1. "From left to right: Wallace Sample, Cyril Hill, Mrs. W.B. Wilson, Mrs. W.T. Hall, Mrs. D. Q. Wilson and D. Q. Wilson are shown in the exhibit of the Oriental Institute in the Hall of Social Science on Northerly Island at A Century of Progress. They are inspecting a mummy which is believed to date from the 7th century B.C. Portions of the mummy's wrappings have been cut away so that visitors to this popular exhibit may see the method used by the ancients in wrapping the mummies. The specimen is loaned by the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago."
"Mirror. Since the ancients did not know how to make mirrors by placing quicksilver on the glass, mirrors
2. "Mirror. Since the ancients did not know how to make mirrors by placing quicksilver on the glass, mirrors must be made of bronze which was polished to give a fairly good reflection. The most interesting scenes on mirrors come from the Etruscans, a strange people in North Central Italy. Here Castor, one of the Heavenly twins, meets two nymphs." Italy. 5th Century B.C."
"These girls are studying first hand the bottle and glassmaking art of the ancients as shown by the world's
3. "These girls are studying first hand the bottle and glassmaking art of the ancients as shown by the world's oldest collection of antique glass containers on exhibition in the Owens Illinois glass-block building at the World's Fair in Chicago. Some of the bottles in the collection, which belongs to the Toledo Museum of Art, are nearly 3,000 years old and valued at thousands of dollars. Here the girls are seen examining a Venetian urn several centuries old. The girls are, left to right, Marie Kraemer, Betty Daily, and Rosemary Day."
 

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