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 (5)

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Villages (3)
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[A parade at the Century of Progress 'Foreign Villages' exhibit. The ethnological exhibit included replicas
1. [A parade at the Century of Progress 'Foreign Villages' exhibit. The ethnological exhibit included replicas of model villages from Spain, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, Italy, the Netherlands, Mexico, Tunisia, and Morocco, among others. Each village was staffed by employees in costumes native to the country being represented. The model villages also featured entertainment, an arts and crafts demonstration, and indoor and outdoor dining.]
[Parade in front of the Czechoslovakia pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition,
2. [Parade in front of the Czechoslovakia pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. The Century of Progress showcased the artistic, cultural, and scientific achievements of Czechoslovakia, then a newly independent country that had won its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the end of World War One. Anton Cermak, mayor of Chicago from 1931 until his assassination in 1933, just a few months prior to the Century of Progress grand opening, was a Czech immigrant from Bohemia.]
[Patrons walk through the "Black Forest Village" at the Century of Progress "Foreign Villages" exhibit.
3. [Patrons walk through the "Black Forest Village" at the Century of Progress "Foreign Villages" exhibit. The exhibition was intended to recreate a German hamlet in the Black Forest during wintertime.]
[Patrons watch ice skating at the "Black Forest Village" at the Century of Progress "Foreign Villages"
4. [Patrons watch ice skating at the "Black Forest Village" at the Century of Progress "Foreign Villages" exhibit.]

"After approving a $22,500,000 loan for the payment of back salaries to Chicago school teachers, Jesse
5. "After approving a $22,500,000 loan for the payment of back salaries to Chicago school teachers, Jesse H. Jones, chairman of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, and Mrs. Jones visited the World's Fair, accompanied by Mrs. Woodrow Wilson. The picture taken at the Country Club shows, left to right, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Walter J. Cummings, Mr. Jones, and Mrs. Wilson."
   

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