University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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ca. 1933-1934 (13)
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[A diorama of buildings sponsored by the National Cash Register Company.]
1. [A diorama of buildings sponsored by the National Cash Register Company.]
[Sears, Roebuck and Company building as seen from the northeast.]
2. [Sears, Roebuck and Company building as seen from the northeast.]
"A conception by Hugh Ferriss, a noted New York artist, of how the Ford Exhibition building now being
3. "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."
"A talking kitchen which explains itself, a working kitchen where meals are prepared, and between them
4. "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."

"Fair officials and officers of Wilson and company dedicated the packing firm's exhibit at the Chicago
5. "Fair officials and officers of Wilson and company dedicated the packing firm's exhibit at the Chicago World's Fair Sunday (June 17) afternoon. Miss Jane Iredale, exhibit employee, is shown here pinning a flower on Thomas E. Wilson, chairman of the board of directors, while Edward Foss Wilson, his son and president of the company, looks on."
"Ford's 'Drama of Transportation' in New World's Fair. This is a conception by Hugh Ferriss of what the
6. "Ford's 'Drama of Transportation' in New World's Fair. This is a conception by Hugh Ferriss of what the interior of the great Ford Building will look like when A Century of Progress opens in Chicago May 26. In this building, 900 feet long, the major portion of a $1,500,000 exhibit, will be dramatized the story of the contributions of science, industry and agriculture to the modern automobile. Opposite the structure will be a free park with seats for concert and entertainment programs."
"From the lounge, on the roof of General Electric's 'House of Magic,' the company's story of electricity
7. "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."
"General Motors Building"
8. "General Motors Building"

"General Motors Building"
9. "General Motors Building"
"General Motors Compound"
10. "General Motors Compound"
"Light and lighting present an interesting picture of progress in the incandescent lamp section of the
11. "Light and lighting present an interesting picture of progress in the incandescent lamp section of the General Electric Company exhibit at A Century of Progress."
"Miss Jayne C. Walker, pretty Lexington, Ky., World's Fair visitor, was the first to sign the guest register
12. "Miss Jayne C. Walker, pretty Lexington, Ky., World's Fair visitor, was the first to sign the guest register of the Wilson and company exhibit when the exhibit was dedicated Sunday (June 17) afternoon. Left to right: Thomas E. Wilson, chairman of the board of directors of Wilson and company; Miss Walker and Miss Jane Iredale, exhibit employee."

"Spring weather brought these girls out to look over the Wilson and Co. exhibit at the new World's Fair
13. "Spring weather brought these girls out to look over the Wilson and Co. exhibit at the new World's Fair which opens May 28th. They are among 250 selected from 1,000 to work at the exhibit this summer. They are shown grouped around a model of the Wilson building."
"The new exhibit house to be shown at the Century of Progress Exposition this year by General Houses,
14. "The new exhibit house to be shown at the Century of Progress Exposition this year by General Houses, Inc., will rise just south of the Lincoln Group on the lake front. This attractive five-room dwelling with attached garage will be a 'house of steel,' for this material will be used on the interior walls and ceiling as well as for the outside walls. The interior of the house is to be furnished throughout in a manner consistent with modern style trends. Howard T. Fisher is president and chief architect of the company."
"Thomas E. Wilson (left), chairman of the board of directors of Wilson and company, shown presenting
15. "Thomas E. Wilson (left), chairman of the board of directors of Wilson and company, shown presenting the Wilson exhibit building to the World's Fair administration, represented by Albert N. Gonsior. One of the features of the exhibit is a bacon slicing and packing plant in operation."
"Vapor lamps and lighting schemes they make possible form the theme of the General Electric Vapor Lamp
16. "Vapor lamps and lighting schemes they make possible form the theme of the General Electric Vapor Lamp Company exhibit at the Electrical Building at the Century of Progress."

Artist's sketch of the Armour and Company building at the Century of Progress International Exposition,
17. 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
18. 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.
Model for Swift and Company's exhibit at the 1934 Century of Progress showing the water theater, "floating"
19. 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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