University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[A close up view of one of the entrances of the Electrical Group building at A Century of Progress International
1. [A close up view of one of the entrances of the Electrical Group building at A Century of Progress International Exposition in early 1933, a few months before the opening of Fair.]
[Construction of a giant toy wagon in preparation for the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress.
2. [Construction of a giant toy wagon in preparation for the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. The photo was taken in March of 1933, a few months before the grand opening of the Fair.]
[Construction of Magic Mountain for the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. The photo
3. [Construction of Magic Mountain for the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. The photo was taken in February of 1933, a few months before the grand opening of the Fair.]
[Construction of Magic Mountain for the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. The photo
4. [Construction of Magic Mountain for the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. The photo was taken in March of 1933, a few months before the grand opening of the Fair.]

[Construction of Magic Mountain for the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. The photo
5. [Construction of Magic Mountain for the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. The photo was taken in March of 1933, a few months before the grand opening of the Fair.]
[Construction of the children's theater for the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. The
6. [Construction of the children's theater for the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. The photo was taken in February of 1933, a few months before the grand opening of the Fair.]
[Construction of the children's theater for the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. The
7. [Construction of the children's theater for the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. The photo was taken in March of 1933, a few months before the grand opening of the Fair.]
[Construction of the Gazebo in preparation for the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress.
8. [Construction of the Gazebo in preparation for the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. The photo was taken in March of 1933, a few months before the grand opening of the Fair.]

[Construction of the Gazebo in preparation for the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress.
9. [Construction of the Gazebo in preparation for the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. The photo was taken in March of 1933, a few months before the grand opening of the Fair.]
[Exterior view of Magic Mountain, part of the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. The
10. [Exterior view of Magic Mountain, part of the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. The photo was taken in March of 1933, a few months before the grand opening of the Fair.]
[Exterior view of Magic Mountain, part of the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. The
11. [Exterior view of Magic Mountain, part of the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. The photo was taken in March of 1933, a few months before the grand opening of the Fair.]
[Exterior view of the Electrical Group building at A Century of Progress International Exposition in
12. [Exterior view of the Electrical Group building at A Century of Progress International Exposition in early 1933, a few months before the opening of Fair.]

[Exterior view of the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. The photo was taken in March
13. [Exterior view of the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. The photo was taken in March of 1933, when the exhibit was under construction a few months before the grand opening of the Fair.]
[Parade in front of the Czechoslovakia pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition,
14. [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.]
"Judge R.J. Dunne of the Municipal court, administering the oath of office to 300 policemen for the new
15. "Judge R.J. Dunne of the Municipal court, administering the oath of office to 300 policemen for the new World's Fair. The staff is composed of the pick of last year's force, with such few additions as were necessary. The police will be dressed in vivid red coats, striped trousers and white helmets, and will be under direct command of Chief Ed Redd, shown with Judge Dunn."
"Politely stepping aside to let his sister enter the turnstiles of the World's Fair today (Wednesday,
16. "Politely stepping aside to let his sister enter the turnstiles of the World's Fair today (Wednesday, August 29th) won for William McAvoy, 10, of Rochester, N.Y., the distinction of being the nine millionth visitor to the Fair. William, who is the son of "Wicky" McAvoy, who was famous a few years ago as first string catcher for the Philadelphia Athletics, is shown here being greeted by Col. Robert Isham Randolph, assistant to the general manager of A Century of Progress. The honored youngster was presented with many gifts and was the guest of the Fair for the day."

"This group of more than 100 Texas publishers, businessmen and legislators, on their way to see President
17. "This group of more than 100 Texas publishers, businessmen and legislators, on their way to see President Roosevelt in Washington, stopped to have lunch with Rufus C. Dawes, president of the World's Fair, in the Administration building April 16th. Planning for a centennial exposition of their own in 1936, they hoped to get a few ideas from A Century of Progress."
"When the sixteenth and last millionth visitor enters the World's Fair today (Wednesday) he or she will
18. "When the sixteenth and last millionth visitor enters the World's Fair today (Wednesday) he or she will be showered with gifts valued at several hundred dollars. A few of these gifts, donated by exhibitors of the Fair, are shown heaped around Miss Naomi Anderson. Even the rug on which she is sitting is a gift for the honored visitor."
  
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