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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[An early respirator, known as the Iron Lung, on display at A Century of Progress. The Iron Lung was
1. [An early respirator, known as the Iron Lung, on display at A Century of Progress. The Iron Lung was designed to help polio victims breathe.]
[An exhibit depicting the development and use of metallurgy, tools, and machines in human history being
2. [An exhibit depicting the development and use of metallurgy, tools, and machines in human history being constructed for display at one of the Fair's prehistoric exhibits.]
[Construction of the Radio Flyer display for the Enchanted Island exhibit at the Century of Progress
3. [Construction of the Radio Flyer display for the Enchanted Island exhibit at the Century of Progress International Exhibition. Photo was taken in April of 1933, one month before the grand opening of the Fair.]
[Ground-level view of the Radio Flyer display at the Century of Progress Enchanted Island exhibit. Photo
4. [Ground-level view of the Radio Flyer display at the Century of Progress Enchanted Island exhibit. Photo was taken in May of 1933, just one week before the grand opening of the Fair.]

[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion
5. [Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion was designed to resemble a giant airplane to celebrate Italo Balbo's 1933 transatlantic flight that ended at the Century of Progress. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and one of Benito Mussolini's government officials. The front of the building sported a design that resembled the bundled fasces, an ancient symbol of the Roman Republic that was adopted by Italian and German fascists in the 20th century. The photo here shows the transparent photographs of Mussolini's forum in Rome on display in the Pavilion's auditorium room.]
[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion
6. [Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion was designed to resemble a giant airplane to celebrate Italo Balbo's transatlantic flight that ended at the Century of Progress in 1933. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and a minister in Benito Mussolini's government. The front of the building sported a design that resembled the bundled fasces, an ancient symbol of the Roman Republic that was adopted by Italian and German fascists in the 20th century. Seen here are the transparent photographs of the Roman Coliseum on display in the Pavilion's auditorium room.]
[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's
7. [Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's giant airplane design celebrated Italo Balbo's transatlantic flight to the Century of Progress in 1933. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and a minister in Benito Mussolini's government. The front of the building also resembled the bundled fasces, an ancient symbol of the Roman Republic that was adopted by Italian and German fascists in the 20th century. Seen here are the transparent photographs of the Roman Capitol on display in the Pavilion's auditorium room.]
[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's
8. [Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's giant airplane design celebrated Italo Balbo's transatlantic flight to the Century of Progress in 1933. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and a minister in Benito Mussolini's government. The front of the building also resembled the bundled fasces, an ancient symbol of the Roman Republic that was adopted by Italian and German fascists in the 20th century. Seen here are the transparent photographs of the Roman Forum on display in the Pavilion's auditorium room.]

[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's
9. [Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's giant airplane-shaped design celebrated Italo Balbo's transatlantic flight to the Century of Progress in 1933. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and a minister in Benito Mussolini's government. The front of the building also resembled the bundled fasces, an ancient symbol of the Roman Republic that was adopted by Italian and German fascists in the 20th century. Seen here are the transparent photographs of the Via del Mare on display in the Pavilion's auditorium room.]
[The Johnson Motor and Boat exhibit. In this photograph, patrons view the company's display of its Sea-Horse
10. [The Johnson Motor and Boat exhibit. In this photograph, patrons view the company's display of its Sea-Horse outboard engines.]
[The Johnson Motor and Boat exhibit. On display here was one of the company's latest designs of boats.]
11. [The Johnson Motor and Boat exhibit. On display here was one of the company's latest designs of boats.]
[The Tree of Knowledge display inside the Hall of Science building at A Century of Progress.]
12. [The Tree of Knowledge display inside the Hall of Science building at A Century of Progress.]

"A conception by Hugh Ferriss, a noted New York artist, of how the Ford Exhibition building now being
13. "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."
"Electricity at Work in the model show window presents such features as indirect lighting, a revolving
14. "Electricity at Work in the model show window presents such features as indirect lighting, a revolving platform for mannequins and many other innovations at the exhibit of the Electric Light and Power Industry on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the World's Fair."
"Residents of South Dakota visit their state exhibit in the Court of States at the World's Fair, and
15. "Residents of South Dakota visit their state exhibit in the Court of States at the World's Fair, and admire the outlines of the Mt. Rushmore as they are shown in the diorama in the display. From left to right in back: Chief Red Feather of Pine Ridge; Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Owen, Hot Springs; Mr. and Mrs. G.H. Ryan of Deadwood. Katherine, Mary, John and Larry Ryan are in the foreground."
"When Mrs. Louisa Schmidt, 72, visited the World's Fair today (Monday) she wanted to see the furniture
16. "When Mrs. Louisa Schmidt, 72, visited the World's Fair today (Monday) she wanted to see the furniture exhibits in the General Exhibits building as they brought back memories of the days when she worked in a similar display at the Philadelphia Centennial in 1876. Mrs. Schmidt whose home is in Atlantic City brought her gate and employee pass of the 1876 Exposition with her."

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