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Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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"Japanese Pavilion at the World's Fair in winter. A striking snow scene was taken in the gardens before the Japanese exhibit which will open with the rest of the Century of Progress May 26th."
"Mercury vapor and sodium vapor lamps are two of the important items shown in this exhibit of the General Electric Vapor Lamp Co., in the Electrical Building of the Century of Progress."
"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."
"Redressing Hall of Science for the New Fair. E. Pantano is shown here repairing an exhibit in the chemistry section, showing the formation of sulphuric acid. Scientific exhibits will be considerably enlarged and improved for the opening of the new Exposition in Chicago May 26th."
"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 Hall of Social Science is one of the most important exhibits at the Exposition. The social development of mankind, his home, environment and education are shown at this exhibit."
"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."
"The night is pierced with light - of every hue - waterfalls, lacy sprays, and light that shoots off high into the heavens! This display may be seen in the court of the Electrical Building."
"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 Company exhibit at the Electrical Building at the Century of Progress."
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."
The Frigidaire Air Conditioning Exhibit at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.
The Swift Co. "Swift Bridge" exhibit over the twenty-third street bridge.
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