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Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[Artist's depiction of a beach at sunset.]
[Artist's depiction of barges on a river constructing what appears to be the foundations of a bridge.]
[Artist's depiction of the Mayan temple ruins at Uxmal in Yucatan, Mexico.]
[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.]
[Artist's rendition of the north entrance to the Hall of Science.]
[Artist's sketch of the "Ride of the Century" at the Century of Progress.]
[Artist's sketch of the Great Hall at the Century of Progress Hall of Science.]
[Pottery artist working at the Century of Progress Mexican Village.]
[This miniature horse-drawn carriage by artist Wilbur Freece, known as "The Tandem," is made from beef suet.]
[This miniature statuette by artist Wilbur Freece is made of butter. This figurine, depicting a man in overalls on a horse, is entitled "Stockman's Pride."]
[This miniature statuette by artist Wilbur Freece is made of butter. This figurine, depicting a Native American hunting a buffalo, is entitled "Pride of the Past."]
[This miniature statuette of a Native American on horseback by artist Wilbur Freece is made of beef suet. This figurine is entitled "Indian Squaw."]
"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."
"Photographers are literally pouring in to the dental charm committee of the Chicago World's Fair which has undertaken a search for the Most Irresistible Smile in America. Frances Ingram, beauty authority (right), one of the judges, is checking over the photos of candidates with Nancy Frazer, chairman of the committee. Photos of more than 10,000 'smile' candidates have already been submitted. Three winners will be guests of the committee at the Century of Progress Exposition this summer. The judges are Miss Ingram, McClelland Barclay, the artist, and Margery Wilson, charm expert."
"These five statuettes, exhibited on the upper floor of the Social Science Hall are the oldest ever found in Asia, dating from about 3,000 B.C. The Oriental Institute is exhibiting them to the public for the first time at the World's Fair; they were evacuated early this year at the site of ancient cities of Eshnunna and Opis. Above photograph shows Miss P. McLaughlin, Cincinnati artist, and L. Stienes, of Fairmont, Nebraska, viewing the primitive subjects."
Artist's sketch of Haeger Pottery building at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.
Artist's sketch of the Armour and Company building at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. The building features a glass-enclosed restaurant and the open air plaza in the front.
Artist's sketch of the Armour and Company exhibition building at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. The building features a glass-enclosed restaurant and the open air plaza in the front.
Artist's sketch of the Hiram Walker Exhibition at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.
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