University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[A model ship being built for one of the exhibits at A Century of Progress International Exposition.]
1. [A model ship being built for one of the exhibits at A Century of Progress International Exposition.]
[Diorama showing a typical adobe house that Pueblo Indians built more than 1,000 years ago in the Taos,
2. [Diorama showing a typical adobe house that Pueblo Indians built more than 1,000 years ago in the Taos, New Mexico area.]
[One of the first steam locomotives to run on rails, built by inventor Colonel John Stevens, on display
3. [One of the first steam locomotives to run on rails, built by inventor Colonel John Stevens, on display at A Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. The prototype locomotive on display here contained a boiler steam propulsion system attached to a wagon.]
[Photograph of two men standing on the construction site where the Sky Ride was to be built for the Century
4. [Photograph of two men standing on the construction site where the Sky Ride was to be built for the Century of Progress International Exposition.]

[View of the Enchanted Island exhibit under construction in preparation for the Chicago World's Fair.
5. [View of the Enchanted Island exhibit under construction in preparation for the Chicago World's Fair. Enchanted Island was built between the lagoon and Lake Michigan, and included a mountainside slide, a fairy castle, a mechanical zoo, a miniature railroad, and a theater, among other exhibits. This photo was taken in December of 1932.]
[View of the Enchanted Island exhibit under construction in preparation for the Chicago World's Fair.
6. [View of the Enchanted Island exhibit under construction in preparation for the Chicago World's Fair. Enchanted Island was built between the lagoon and Lake Michigan, and included a mountainside slide, a fairy castle, a mechanical zoo, a miniature railroad, and a theater, among other exhibits. This photo was taken in January of 1933.]
[View of the Enchanted Island exhibit under construction in preparation for the Chicago World's Fair.
7. [View of the Enchanted Island exhibit under construction in preparation for the Chicago World's Fair. Enchanted Island was built between the lagoon and Lake Michigan, and included a mountainside slide, a fairy castle, a mechanical zoo, a miniature railroad, and a theater, among other exhibits. This photo was taken in January of 1933.]
[View of the Enchanted Island exhibit under construction in preparation for the Chicago World's Fair.
8. [View of the Enchanted Island exhibit under construction in preparation for the Chicago World's Fair. Enchanted Island was built between the lagoon and Lake Michigan, and included a mountainside slide, a fairy castle, a mechanical zoo, a miniature railroad, and a theater, among other exhibits. This photo was taken in March of 1933.]

"A view of the Lagoon theater, grandstand and the John R. Thompson twin restaurants as seen from the
9. "A view of the Lagoon theater, grandstand and the John R. Thompson twin restaurants as seen from the Hiram Walker 'Doodlebug' in the north lagoon at A Century of Progress. The theater has been roofed and a permanent stage built on spiles has replaced the roofless stands and floating stage of 1933. The changes were made because of the extreme popularity of the theater last year. At the left may be seen the completed unit of the Thompson restaurants, which began serving food today."
"Eighty feet long, 39 feet high, with 12-foot wheels, this is the 'World's Largest Automobile.' It has
10. "Eighty feet long, 39 feet high, with 12-foot wheels, this is the 'World's Largest Automobile.' It has been built for the Studebaker exhibit at the World's Fair of 1934 in Chicago. Inside is a complete motion picture theatre seating 80 people where the story of the automobile is told, especially the story of the Studebaker automobile."
"Paul Revere's House for Colonial Village of New World's Fair. This faithful reproduction of the oldest
11. "Paul Revere's House for Colonial Village of New World's Fair. This faithful reproduction of the oldest house in Boston, built some time between 1650 and 1680, is rising side by side with Old North Church, Mount Vernon, Benjamin Franklin's printing shop and scores of other buildings famed for hundreds of years in American history. The Colonial Village will be seen on the Fair's street of foreign villages when the exposition opens May 26."
"The grand-daddy of all Plymouth cars meets its latest descendant at the Chicago World's Fair test track
12. "The grand-daddy of all Plymouth cars meets its latest descendant at the Chicago World's Fair test track of the Chrysler corporation as Mrs. Ethel Miller of Turlock, California, turns in the first Plymouth ever built and in return receives title to the one millionth car from J.B. Wagstaff, director of advertising for the company. City and Fair officials welcomed Mrs. Miller at ceremony held yesterday (Saturday) at the Fair. Left to Right are Jeffrey A. O'Connor, Chicago commissioner of public service, Rufus C. Dawes, president of the Century of Progress, Mrs. Miller, Lenox R. Lohr, general manager of the Fair, George Kennedy, deputy commissioner, and J.B. Wagstaff."

"This barn was built in 1863 by Henry Ford's father, and was brought to A Century of Progress to illustrate
13. "This barn was built in 1863 by Henry Ford's father, and was brought to A Century of Progress to illustrate the Ford theory that the farmer can increase his income by processing crops for industrial use. The barn is equipped with machinery which extracts oil from soybeans."
Model for Swift and Company's exhibit at the 1934 Century of Progress showing the water theater, "floating"
14. Model for Swift and Company's exhibit at the 1934 Century of Progress showing the water theater, "floating" stage, terraces, restaurants, and general details of the unique design. The major portion was to be built over the lagoon from the north side of the twenty-third street bridge, which would be dubbed the "Swift Bridge of Service."
  

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