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 (9)
1933 (1)

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Fountains (8)
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[Louise Lentz Woodruff standing next to the sculpture she designed for the Fountain of Science, located
1. [Louise Lentz Woodruff standing next to the sculpture she designed for the Fountain of Science, located in front of the main entrance to the Hall of Science. The sculpture, known as Science Advancing Mankind, depicts 'Science' as a benign robot bending forward to nudge a male and female figure, i.e. 'humanity,' toward a brighter future. Woodruff's husband served as treasurer for the Century of Progress board of trustees in 1933.]
[Louise Lentz Woodruff standing next to the sculpture she designed for the Fountain of Science, located
2. [Louise Lentz Woodruff standing next to the sculpture she designed for the Fountain of Science, located in front of the main entrance to the Hall of Science. The sculpture, known as Science Advancing Mankind, depicts 'Science' as a benign robot bending forward to nudge a male and female figure, i.e. 'humanity,' toward a brighter future. Woodruff's husband served as treasurer for the Century of Progress board of trustees in 1933.]
[The lagoon fountain at A Century of Progress, billed at the time as the largest fountain in the world,
3. [The lagoon fountain at A Century of Progress, billed at the time as the largest fountain in the world, was 670 feet long and was illuminated at night by colored lights.]
[The lagoon fountain at A Century of Progress, billed at the time as the largest fountain in the world,
4. [The lagoon fountain at A Century of Progress, billed at the time as the largest fountain in the world, was 670 feet long and was illuminated at night by colored lights.]

[The lagoon fountain at A Century of Progress, billed at the time as the largest fountain in the world,
5. [The lagoon fountain at A Century of Progress, billed at the time as the largest fountain in the world, was 670 feet long and was illuminated at night by colored lights.]
[View of Electrical Building from Lake Michigan. A fountain can be seen in the courtyard.]
6. [View of Electrical Building from Lake Michigan. A fountain can be seen in the courtyard.]
[View of the Electrical Group exhibition building from the courtyard fountain. "Light," the bas relief
7. [View of the Electrical Group exhibition building from the courtyard fountain. "Light," the bas relief sculpture behind the fountain, adorns the facade of the building's Electric Light and Power Industry exhibit.]
"At Enchanted Island, the center of children's activities of A Century of Progress Exposition 1934, Chicago
8. "At Enchanted Island, the center of children's activities of A Century of Progress Exposition 1934, Chicago -- 'The Fireman's Fountain.' This fountain is the source of the pool within the tropical garden. The electrical display inside stimulates fire."

"North approach to the Hall of Science at Chicago's 1933 World's Fair -- A Century of Progress Exposition,
9. "North approach to the Hall of Science at Chicago's 1933 World's Fair -- A Century of Progress Exposition, which opens May 27th and continues until November 1st. The beautiful carillon tower rising above the Hall is equipped with mellow-toned chimes that send their music floating out over the grounds throughout the day and night. Inside the Hall of Science, Exposition visitors view dramatic action exhibits of industries closely related to the basic sciences. The building comprises superb examples of modern architecture. It is U-shaped with two arms reaching down to a sparkling lagoon, and enclosing a court of three acres. In the center of its upper terrace is a circular well, forming the base of a court colorful with pools, fountains and flower-gardens."
"The Chysler [sic] exhibit is a beautiful sight at night and equally so in the day time. Pools of clear,
10. "The Chysler [sic] exhibit is a beautiful sight at night and equally so in the day time. Pools of clear, blue water, fountains, a runway for testing cars, and here Barney Oldfield holds forth to give you a thrill with the racing cars."
  

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