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[Electrical Group exhibition building at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
[General Electric exhibit displaying different types of lamps used throughout human history. Exhibit includes a stone lamp from ancient Babylonia; a crude saucer lamp from southern Europe; a bronze lamp from Rome; a Betty lamp used in colonial New England; a whale oil lamp likely used by an early Chicago family; Edison's first practical lamp; the "smallest lamp in the world," used for medical examination inside the human body; and the "largest lamp in the world," used for lighting airports, athletic fields, and in the motion picture industry.]
[General Electric House of Magic Exhibit.]
[Light sculpture that flanked the side of the Electrical Building exhibit at the Century of Progress Exposition.]
[Night view of the Electrical Building courtyard with the electric fountain illuminated by flood lights.]
[The 'Light' sculpture that adorns the side of the side of the Electrical Building exhibit at the Century of Progress Exposition.]
[The relief sculpture "The Conquest of Time and Space" adorns the main entrance to the Electrical Building exhibit at A Century of Progress.]
[View of Electrical Building from Lake Michigan. A fountain can be seen in the courtyard.]
"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."
"A display of the Industrial Electric Heat Applications shown as part of Electric Light and Power Industry's exhibit at the Chicago World's Fair."
"A talking kitchen which explains itself, a working kitchen where meals are prepared, and between them a planning room where modern electric kitchens are designed represent the General Electric Kitchen Institute in the company's exhibit at A Century of Progress."
"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."
"Alice in Lightland aided by the magician 'Electricity' presents an unusual display of artistic effects in the Electric Light and Power Industry's exhibit on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the Chicago World's Fair."
"An Electric Eye Size Sorter which automatically sorts ball bearings correctly according to size is one of the 'wonders' on display at the exhibit of the Electric Light and Power Industry on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the World's Fair."
"Artistic lighting effects are used on this statue which is on display at the exhibit of the Electric Light and Power Industry on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the World's Fair." [The statue is large, white, and beautiful.]
"Before they leave the factory, Mazda lamps are put through eleven exacting tests. Miss Gladys Armstrong demonstrates how it is done in the General Electric Exhibit."
"Built to demonstrate the use of light as an architectural element in the appearance of buildings, this model city in the General Electric exhibit at A Century of Progress is complete to the stalled automobile being towed to a nearby garage."
"From the lounge, on the roof of General Electric's 'House of Magic,' the company's story of electricity in home and industry presents this impressive appearance."
"Gigantic sculptured plaque 'Light,' one of the two figures that flank the sides of the Electrical Building of A Century of Progress Exposition."
"Here are presented the various methods of concealed and exposed wiring which are on display at the Electric Light and Power Industry's exhibit on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the World's Fair."
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