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 (14)

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[Bedouin family sitting underneath a tent at the Century of Progress "Foreign Villages" exhibit.] [This
1. [Bedouin family sitting underneath a tent at the Century of Progress "Foreign Villages" exhibit.] [This is a poor family that might have come to Chicago for work.]
[Man in Bedouin clothes at the Century of Progress "Foreign Villages" exhibit.]
2. [Man in Bedouin clothes at the Century of Progress "Foreign Villages" exhibit.]
[May pole dancers at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.] [The men and women
3. [May pole dancers at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.] [The men and women are walking aroung the pole.]
[One of the main entrances to the Century of Progress "Oriental Village." The facade of the exhibit featured
4. [One of the main entrances to the Century of Progress "Oriental Village." The facade of the exhibit featured Islamic art and architecture.] [There are four towers that look like they are part of a church. There are a lot of people that look like they just left the church in front of the towers.]

[Patrons walk through the Swiss Village at the Century of Progress "Foreign Villages" exhibition. Three
5. [Patrons walk through the Swiss Village at the Century of Progress "Foreign Villages" exhibition. Three nuns are waking to the left.] ["The statue is in the middle of town where people come to shop on the weekend."]
[Romanesque courtyard at the Century of Progress "Foreign Villages" exhibition.] [The picture was taken
6. [Romanesque courtyard at the Century of Progress "Foreign Villages" exhibition.] [The picture was taken inside the building and shows the yard.]
[Spectators watch ice skating show at the Century of Progress "Foreign Villages" exhibition.] [All of
7. [Spectators watch ice skating show at the Century of Progress "Foreign Villages" exhibition.] [All of the men are wearing the same hats.]
[Street view of Enchanted Island, a children's playground at the Century of Progress International Exposition,
8. [Street view of Enchanted Island, a children's playground at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.] [There is a balloon man in a huge wagon.]

[The main entrance gate to the Century of Progress "Streets of Shanghai" exhibit, seen in this photograph
9. [The main entrance gate to the Century of Progress "Streets of Shanghai" exhibit, seen in this photograph as the sun was setting in the late afternoon.] [China!!! I see two huge towers]
[The Monforte Sisters (the four women playing the instruments standing towards the rear left) perform
10. [The Monforte Sisters (the four women playing the instruments standing towards the rear left) perform at the Century of Progress Italian Village.]
"A sprightly revue of singing, tumbling, and dancing of every type and description was presented last
11. "A sprightly revue of singing, tumbling, and dancing of every type and description was presented last night (Tuesday) in the Court of States at the World's Fair by the parks and playgrounds of Chicago. The above picture shows a part of the cast of the revue after their highly successful performance."
"Miss Gladys Farkes, 27 years old and 47 inches tall, thinks she would make a good radiator cap for the
12. "Miss Gladys Farkes, 27 years old and 47 inches tall, thinks she would make a good radiator cap for the 1934 Chevrolet. Miss Fawkes is one of the residents of Midget City at the World's Fair and was a visitor in the General Motors Building." [I can see a lady on the car. She can flip over when it stops.]

Abraham Lincoln impersonator at the Abraham Lincoln complex, Century of Progress International Exposition,
13. Abraham Lincoln impersonator at the Abraham Lincoln complex, Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. [Abraham Lincol grew up on a farm? Why is he making fun of Abraham Lincoln?]
The Avenue of Flags [The flags are in a circle.]
14. The Avenue of Flags [The flags are in a circle.]
  

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