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 (20)

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[General Electric exhibit displaying different types of lamps used throughout human history. Exhibit
1. [General Electric exhibit displaying different types of lamps used throughout human history. Exhibit includes a stone lamp from ancient Babylonia; a crude saucer lamp from southern Europe; a bronze lamp from Rome; a Betty lamp used in colonial New England; a whale oil lamp likely used by an early Chicago family; Edison's first practical lamp; the "smallest lamp in the world," used for medical examination inside the human body; and the "largest lamp in the world," used for lighting airports, athletic fields, and in the motion picture industry.]
"8 of the 14 huge pillars covered with murals depicting the story of the electrical industry. These pillars
2. "8 of the 14 huge pillars covered with murals depicting the story of the electrical industry. These pillars are located above the General Electric 'House of Magic' (at lower left), and extend along the entire length of the balcony over the exhibit. At a Century of Progress Exhibition, Chicago, Ill."
"A display of the Industrial Electric Heat Applications shown as part of Electric Light and Power Industry's
3. "A display of the Industrial Electric Heat Applications shown as part of Electric Light and Power Industry's exhibit at the Chicago World's Fair."
"Above the 'House of Magic,' in which General Electric presents demonstrations of spectacular research
4. "Above the 'House of Magic,' in which General Electric presents demonstrations of spectacular research laboratory developments, and extending along the entire length of a balcony over the exhibit space is a series of thirteen huge pillars covered with murals which depict the story of the electrical industry. A lounge is located on the roof of the House of Magic."

"Alice in Lightland aided by the magician 'Electricity' presents an unusual display of artistic effects
5. "Alice in Lightland aided by the magician 'Electricity' presents an unusual display of artistic effects in the Electric Light and Power Industry's exhibit on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the Chicago World's Fair."
"An Electric Eye Size Sorter which automatically sorts ball bearings correctly according to size is one
6. "An Electric Eye Size Sorter which automatically sorts ball bearings correctly according to size is one of the 'wonders' on display at the exhibit of the Electric Light and Power Industry on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the World's Fair."
"Artistic lighting effects are used on this statue which is on display at the exhibit of the Electric
7. "Artistic lighting effects are used on this statue which is on display at the exhibit of the Electric Light and Power Industry on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the World's Fair." [The statue is large, white, and beautiful.]
"From the lounge, on the roof of General Electric's 'House of Magic,' the company's story of electricity
8. "From the lounge, on the roof of General Electric's 'House of Magic,' the company's story of electricity in home and industry presents this impressive appearance."

"Here are presented the various methods of concealed and exposed wiring which are on display at the Electric
9. "Here are presented the various methods of concealed and exposed wiring which are on display at the Electric Light and Power Industry's exhibit on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the World's Fair."
"Here are presented various electrical heating appliances which occupy a prominent part of the exhibit
10. "Here are presented various electrical heating appliances which occupy a prominent part of the exhibit of the Electric Light and Power Industry on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the World's Fair."
"Here are shown the two ten ton Frigidaire condensing units which provide a change of air every two minutes
11. "Here are shown the two ten ton Frigidaire condensing units which provide a change of air every two minutes in the Electric Light and Power Industry's puppet theater on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the World's Fair. The complete process of the air-cooling unit in operation is also on display at the exhibit."
"Here is depicted in miniature the first Edison Central Station which was constructed in New York in
12. "Here is depicted in miniature the first Edison Central Station which was constructed in New York in 1882. This is shown as a part of the exhibit of the Electric Light and Power Industry on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the World's Fair."

"In this small auditorium in the General Electric exhibit at A Century of Progress, visitors may learn
13. "In this small auditorium in the General Electric exhibit at A Century of Progress, visitors may learn what's new in electrical equipment for industrial applications."
"Light and lighting present an interesting picture of progress in the incandescent lamp section of the
14. "Light and lighting present an interesting picture of progress in the incandescent lamp section of the General Electric Company exhibit at A Century of Progress."
"Small units form the back wall and a few chairs for the audience make a small ampitheatre [sic] of General
15. "Small units form the back wall and a few chairs for the audience make a small ampitheatre [sic] of General Electric's Air Conditioning display at A Century of Progress in Chicago. Lectures on the fundamentals of air conditioning are given several times a day."
"Spectrum of Electromagnetic Radiation which is on display as a part of the exhibit of the Electric Light
16. "Spectrum of Electromagnetic Radiation which is on display as a part of the exhibit of the Electric Light and Power Industry on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the Chicago World's Fair."

"The preparation of food of all kinds in this model electric kitchen is one of the features of the General
17. "The preparation of food of all kinds in this model electric kitchen is one of the features of the General Electric exhibit at the Century of Progress."
"This portrait of Edison, Ford, and Firestone done by H. Harrington Betts is displayed on the walls of
18. "This portrait of Edison, Ford, and Firestone done by H. Harrington Betts is displayed on the walls of the Electric Light and Power Industry's exhibit on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the World's Fair."
"What One Cent Will Do For You Electrically is interestingly shown through the penny power display in
19. "What One Cent Will Do For You Electrically is interestingly shown through the penny power display in the Kilowatt Hour exhibit which is a part of the Electric Light and Power Industry's show on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the Chicago World's Fair."
"When light beams from the star Arcturus were picked up by photoelectric tubes at four observatories,
20. "When light beams from the star Arcturus were picked up by photoelectric tubes at four observatories, signals flashed on this display board on the rostrum of the Hall of Science to the show the audience how the official lighting of A Century of Progress was accomplished."
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