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.]
[A jungle scene at the Animal Behavior and the Environment exhibit at the Century of Progress International
2. [A jungle scene at the Animal Behavior and the Environment exhibit at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Pictured here in the foreground is an alligator and a parrot.]
[A parade at the Century of Progress 'Foreign Villages' exhibit. The ethnological exhibit included replicas
3. [A parade at the Century of Progress 'Foreign Villages' exhibit. The ethnological exhibit included replicas of model villages from Spain, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, Italy, the Netherlands, Mexico, Tunisia, and Morocco, among others. Each village was staffed by employees in costumes native to the country being represented. The model villages also featured entertainment, an arts and crafts demonstration, and indoor and outdoor dining.]
[A participant in the Central States Parole conference which was held at Illinois Host House at the Century
4. [A participant in the Central States Parole conference which was held at Illinois Host House at the Century of Progress International Exposition in 1934.]

[A promotional poster for A Century of Progress depicting a minstrel jazz show in Vaudevillian style.]
5. [A promotional poster for A Century of Progress depicting a minstrel jazz show in Vaudevillian style.]
[A View of the Skyride at night. Supporting the structure at opposite ends were two steel towers 638
6. [A View of the Skyride at night. Supporting the structure at opposite ends were two steel towers 638 feet tall and 3/8 of a mile apart. According to Fair promoters, high-speed elevators transported passengers took to the tops of the towers in less than one minute.]
[A View of the Skyride at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Supporting the
7. [A View of the Skyride at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Supporting the structure at opposite ends were two steel towers 638 feet tall and 3/8 of a mile apart. According to Fair promoters, high-speed elevators transported passengers took to the tops of the towers in less than one minute.]
[Aerial view of the Century of Progress. The Streets of Paris, one of the most popular exhibits at the
8. [Aerial view of the Century of Progress. The Streets of Paris, one of the most popular exhibits at the Fair, is in the foreground to the right.]

[An aerial view of the Exhibition Group building, with Lake Michigan in the background.]
9. [An aerial view of the Exhibition Group building, with Lake Michigan in the background.]
[An orchestra performing in the Century of Progress bandshell near Lake Michigan.]
10. [An orchestra performing in the Century of Progress bandshell near Lake Michigan.]
[An orchestra performing in the Century of Progress bandshell near Lake Michigan.]
11. [An orchestra performing in the Century of Progress bandshell near Lake Michigan.]
[Bedouin family sitting underneath a tent at the Century of Progress "Foreign Villages" exhibit.] [This
12. [Bedouin family sitting underneath a tent at the Century of Progress "Foreign Villages" exhibit.] [This is a poor family that might have come to Chicago for work.]

[Bow of S-49 submarine looking aft. Off to the left is the Italian Building. Third from left in the front
13. [Bow of S-49 submarine looking aft. Off to the left is the Italian Building. Third from left in the front row is William "Doc" Keeney, co-owner of S-49; fourth from left is Francis J. "Frank" Chrestensen, the other co-owner. Photo was taken ca. June 1933 when the submarine arrived at A Century of Progress.]
[Chinese Lama Temple, a replica of the Tibetan-styled Potala palace in the former Chinese province of
14. [Chinese Lama Temple, a replica of the Tibetan-styled Potala palace in the former Chinese province of Jehol.]
[Chinese Lama Temple, a replica of the Tibetan-styled Potala palace in the former Chinese province of
15. [Chinese Lama Temple, a replica of the Tibetan-styled Potala palace in the former Chinese province of Jehol.]
[Close-up view of the four pylon sculptures that decorate the north side of the Century of Progress Hall
16. [Close-up view of the four pylon sculptures that decorate the north side of the Century of Progress Hall of Social Science.]

[Construction of a giant toy wagon in preparation for the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress.
17. [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
18. [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
19. [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
20. [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.]
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