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 (7)

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Kaufmann & Fabry co. (3)
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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.]
"Interior of the Circle, Hall of Science Building. An interesting view of the interior of the circle
2. "Interior of the Circle, Hall of Science Building. An interesting view of the interior of the circle at the main entrance of the Hall of Science. This is a most decorative spot and the lighting lends itself to the picture."
"Light and lighting present an interesting picture of progress in the incandescent lamp section of the
3. "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."
"Vapor lamps and lighting schemes they make possible form the theme of the General Electric Vapor Lamp
4. "Vapor lamps and lighting schemes they make possible form the theme of the General Electric Vapor Lamp Company exhibit at the Electrical Building at the Century of Progress."

"View of the hall of Science, at A Century of Progress Exposition showing the interior of the great courtyard,
5. "View of the hall of Science, at A Century of Progress Exposition showing the interior of the great courtyard, the fins for illuminating the tower and the patterned cut-outs for lighting the wall surfaces."
"View of the hall of Science, at A Century of Progress Exposition showing the interior of the great courtyard,
6. "View of the hall of Science, at A Century of Progress Exposition showing the interior of the great courtyard, the fins for illuminating the tower and the patterned cut-outs for lighting the wall surfaces."
"When light beams from the star Arcturus were picked up by photoelectric tubes at four observatories,
7. "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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