University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[A view of the water gate entrance to the Electrical Group exhibit at A Century of Progress.]
1. [A view of the water gate entrance to the Electrical Group exhibit at A Century of Progress.]
[Construction of the Century of Progress Communication Hall and Water Gate. The view is from the west
2. [Construction of the Century of Progress Communication Hall and Water Gate. The view is from the west across the south lagoon.]
[The main entrance gate to the Century of Progress "Streets of Shanghai" exhibit, seen in this photograph
3. [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]
"Above diagram shows the new Chicago Motor coach rainy-day route at the 12th street entrance to the World's
4. "Above diagram shows the new Chicago Motor coach rainy-day route at the 12th street entrance to the World's Fair. During the day the buses deposit passengers at a canopy that leads to the entrance, and after nine p.m. passengers may alight within the grounds between 12th and 14th streets. A system of canopies makes it possible for visitors to arrive at the gate, enter the grounds, and take a bus to any building without getting wet."

"More than 1,000 orphans from a score of orphan institutions in Chicago and vicinity were guests of the
5. "More than 1,000 orphans from a score of orphan institutions in Chicago and vicinity were guests of the World's Fair yesterday (Wednesday). The happy children are shown entering the Fourteenth street gate of the Fair. They spent the entire afternoon on a tour of the Exposition grounds."
"Smack! Together we make 15 million. That's enough for anybody. William McAvoy, (left) 10 years old thus
6. "Smack! Together we make 15 million. That's enough for anybody. William McAvoy, (left) 10 years old thus greeted Peggy Klein, 8, as they met a reception at Swift's restaurant following the greeting of McAvoy as the nine millionth visitor to A Century of Progress - the Chicago World's Fair. He came through the gate at 10:35 a.m. on Wednesday. Miss Klein was the six millionth visitor at Swift's bridge. She lives at 510 Pearl street, Ottawa, Ill. and he lives at 371 Schofield Road, Rochester, New York. He is the son of Wicky McAvoy, formerly first string catcher for Connie Mack's Athletics and now the conductor of a bowling alley in Rochester."
"When Ella Nora Newholm, a post office clerk, of 118 South 14th Ave., East Duluth, Minn., stepped into
7. "When Ella Nora Newholm, a post office clerk, of 118 South 14th Ave., East Duluth, Minn., stepped into the turnstile at the 12th St. entrance to the World's Fair on Tuesday night, September 4th, she had no idea she was making history. As she dropped her ticket into the hands of the guide on the gate she became the 10,000,000th visitor to A Century of Progress Exposition. She was greeted by M.M. Tveter, comptroller of the Fair and presented with a veritable armload of gifts, among which were: a Hild floor polishing machine, a ham, a clock, and other fine presents."
"When Mrs. Louisa Schmidt, 72, visited the World's Fair today (Monday) she wanted to see the furniture
8. "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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