University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[A Chinese garden inside the Century of Progress Horticulture building. The photo is undated.]
1. [A Chinese garden inside the Century of Progress Horticulture building. The photo is undated.]
[A crowd gathers to celebrate Danish Day at the courtyard of the Hall of Science. This photo is undated]
2. [A crowd gathers to celebrate Danish Day at the courtyard of the Hall of Science. This photo is undated]
[Construction of the Century of Progress Communication Hall and Water Gate. The view is from the west
3. [Construction of the Century of Progress Communication Hall and Water Gate. The view is from the west across the south lagoon.]
[Detail of the southern facade of the Hall of Science building. The Carillon Tower is seen on the right.]
4. [Detail of the southern facade of the Hall of Science building. The Carillon Tower is seen on the right.]

[Eastern view of the Hall of Science across from the lagoon. This photo is undated.]
5. [Eastern view of the Hall of Science across from the lagoon. This photo is undated.]
[Exterior view of "Atomic Energy" by sculptor Ulric Henry Ellerhusen. The caption to the right of the
6. [Exterior view of "Atomic Energy" by sculptor Ulric Henry Ellerhusen. The caption to the right of the figure reads: "Energy is the substance of all things. The cycles of atoms the play of the elements are its forms cast by a mighty hand to become the world's foundations." The image adorned the southeast facade of the Electrical Group building.]
[Exterior view of the sculpture "Stellar Energy," which adorns the southeast facade of the Electrical
7. [Exterior view of the sculpture "Stellar Energy," which adorns the southeast facade of the Electrical Group building. The caption beneath the figure reads: "Light is the beginning of all things, from the utmost aether it issues shaping the stars answering in its patterns to the majesty of creative thought." The sculptor for this design was Ulric Henry Ellerhusen.]
[Fireworks display at night. The outline of the Century of Progress Skyride tower and cableway can be
8. [Fireworks display at night. The outline of the Century of Progress Skyride tower and cableway can be seen to the right of the fireworks. The Federal Building complex at Northerly Island is also seen here at the lower left of the photograph.]

[Interior view of the Agricultural Building under construction in preparation for A Century of Progress.
9. [Interior view of the Agricultural Building under construction in preparation for A Century of Progress. The man in the photo is sawing blocks of wood.]
[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion
10. [Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion was designed to resemble a giant airplane to celebrate Italo Balbo's 1933 transatlantic flight that ended at the Century of Progress. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and one of Benito Mussolini's government officials. The front of the building sported a design that resembled the bundled fasces, an ancient symbol of the Roman Republic that was adopted by Italian and German fascists in the 20th century. Seen here is a general view of the Pavilion's auditorium.]
[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion
11. [Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion was designed to resemble a giant airplane to celebrate Italo Balbo's transatlantic flight that ended at the Century of Progress in 1933. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and a minister in Benito Mussolini's government. The front of the building sported a design that resembled the bundled fasces, an ancient symbol of the Roman Republic that was adopted by Italian and German fascists in the 20th century. Seen here is the land reclamation exhibit located in the north wing of the Pavilion.]
[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion
12. [Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion was designed to resemble a giant airplane to celebrate Italo Balbo's transatlantic flight that ended at the Century of Progress in 1933. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and a minister in Benito Mussolini's government. The front of the building sported a design that resembled the bundled fasces, an ancient symbol of the Roman Republic that was adopted by Italian and German fascists in the 20th century. Seen here is the stairway leading up to the Pavilion's auditorium.]

[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's
13. [Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's giant airplane design celebrated Italo Balbo's transatlantic flight to the Century of Progress in 1933. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and a minister in Benito Mussolini's government. The front of the building also resembled the bundled fasces, an ancient symbol of the Roman Republic that was adopted by Italian and German fascists in the 20th century. Seen here is one of the stairways leading up to the Pavilion's auditorium room.]
[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's
14. [Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's giant airplane design celebrated Italo Balbo's transatlantic flight to the Century of Progress in 1933. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and a minister in Benito Mussolini's government. The front of the building also resembled the bundled fasces, an ancient symbol of the Roman Republic that was adopted by Italian and German fascists in the 20th century. Seen here is the Italian State Tourist Information Office located in the Pavilion's auditorium room.]
[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's
15. [Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's giant airplane design celebrated Italo Balbo's transatlantic flight to the Century of Progress in 1933. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and a minister in Benito Mussolini's government. The front of the building also resembled the bundled fasces, an ancient symbol of the Roman Republic that was adopted by Italian and German fascists in the 20th century. Seen here is the north side of the Pavilion's auditorium room.]
[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's
16. [Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's giant airplane-shaped design celebrated Italo Balbo's transatlantic flight to the Century of Progress in 1933. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and a minister in Benito Mussolini's government. The front of the building also resembled the bundled fasces, an ancient symbol of the Roman Republic that was adopted by Italian and German fascists in the 20th century. Pictured here is a model of the Italian Ocean liner S.S. Rex. The Rex was launched in 1931 and operated until allied bombers destroyed the ship in 1944.]

[Photo of a balloon race at the moment of launch. The northern facade of the Hall of Science building
17. [Photo of a balloon race at the moment of launch. The northern facade of the Hall of Science building is in the background.]
[Photo of a balloon race moments before the launch. The northern facade of the Hall of Science building
18. [Photo of a balloon race moments before the launch. The northern facade of the Hall of Science building is in the background.]
[Photo of a balloon race moments before the launch. The northern facade of the Hall of Science building
19. [Photo of a balloon race moments before the launch. The northern facade of the Hall of Science building is in the background.]
[Photo of construction crew laying the foundation for the Lama Temple exhibit at A Century of Progress.
20. [Photo of construction crew laying the foundation for the Lama Temple exhibit at A Century of Progress. This building is a replica of the Chinese Lama Temple in Beijing, an eighteenth-century Qing imperial palace that also served as a Buddhist temple for Tibetan monks. The photo was taken in 1932.]
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