University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[Humorous diorama depicting an old rickety village with dilapidated buildings and villagers and barnyard
1. [Humorous diorama depicting an old rickety village with dilapidated buildings and villagers and barnyard animals standing around an unpaved town square. The sign at the top of the diorama reads, "We don't ask you to live like this!! Look over our listing.]
[One of the main entrances to the Century of Progress "Oriental Village." The facade of the exhibit featured
2. [One of the main entrances to the Century of Progress "Oriental Village." The facade of the exhibit featured Islamic art and architecture.] [There are four towers that look like they are part of a church. There are a lot of people that look like they just left the church in front of the towers.]
"'Like this?' Don McNeill, famous NBC announcer, takes the 'mike' and the control head phones at the
3. "'Like this?' Don McNeill, famous NBC announcer, takes the 'mike' and the control head phones at the World's Fair radio auditions contest and talks to himself. He doesn't seem to think much of his own efforts. McNeill, who takes over the position of master of ceremonies in the new Pontiac broadcast scheduled from WEAF, New York next month, was the guest star at the audition contest. He also acted as one of the judges and turned out to be one of the toughest critics that have yet acted in that capacity."
"Ford's 'Drama of Transportation' in New World's Fair. This is a conception by Hugh Ferriss of what the
4. "Ford's 'Drama of Transportation' in New World's Fair. This is a conception by Hugh Ferriss of what the interior of the great Ford Building will look like when A Century of Progress opens in Chicago May 26. In this building, 900 feet long, the major portion of a $1,500,000 exhibit, will be dramatized the story of the contributions of science, industry and agriculture to the modern automobile. Opposite the structure will be a free park with seats for concert and entertainment programs."

"How would you like to go romping with a shovel-nosed elephant? It was quite the proper caper back in
5. "How would you like to go romping with a shovel-nosed elephant? It was quite the proper caper back in the stone age, according to Edyth Arlen, Neanderthal woman in the 'World A Million Years Ago' at the World's Fair. Edyth learned all about the shovel-noses in the legends handed down by her ancestors."
"Humans may like pie eating contests but monkeys prefer bananas in the raw if you don't mind, as you
6. "Humans may like pie eating contests but monkeys prefer bananas in the raw if you don't mind, as you may readily see by this picture, which was snapped yesterday during the height of the World's Fair Monkey Banana Pie Eating Contest staged at the Frank Buck show on Northerly Island. A real monkey riot was precipitated shortly after this picture was taken by a gentleman who came to the show with a dozen real bananas."
"Just Like Home -- so these three Senoritas say as they inspect the Spanish Village at the World's Fair.
7. "Just Like Home -- so these three Senoritas say as they inspect the Spanish Village at the World's Fair. The Village is an exact copy from the sketches and photos made in Spain early this year by D.H. Burnham, architect. Left to right the Senoritas are Yolanda Diaz, Maria Olverez, and Maria de la Vega."
"On the right of this picture are the many pavilions which comprise the General Exhibits Group. Here
8. "On the right of this picture are the many pavilions which comprise the General Exhibits Group. Here you may see a complete diamond mine, or stockings being manufactures, or a piano exhibit, or the operation of a steel plant. It is a fascinating place where hours pass by like seconds."

"The smallest man in the world, Capt. Werner Ritter (age 21, height 18 inches, weight 19-3/4 pounds)
9. "The smallest man in the world, Capt. Werner Ritter (age 21, height 18 inches, weight 19-3/4 pounds) visits the smallest distillery bottling line in the world at the Hiram Walker Exhibit, a new attraction at A Century of Progress. As the picture was snapped Capt. Ritter was being kidded out of a miniature rage which developed when one of the 22 co-eds who attend the bottling line, tried to cuddle him like a baby. 'Das ist nicht gut,' asserted the midget (he speaks only German). The reason for his anger was revealed when he asked permission to keep the miniature souvenir bottle, held in his left hand, as a present to his pint-sized sweetheart in the Midget Village."
"The smiling Egyptian cat-goddess Bast. Made in lapis-lazuli and adorned with golden earrings. Ptolemaic,
10. "The smiling Egyptian cat-goddess Bast. Made in lapis-lazuli and adorned with golden earrings. Ptolemaic, Egyptian, 3rd Century B.C. Exhibited in the North Wing Hall of Religion at the Century of Progress." ["The cat is wearing earrings. The cat is dark and has big scary eyes but it is smiling like it is happy. The cat's nose looks like a person's nose."]
"This is Fred Allen but it isn't Fred Allen, if you get what we mean! It's a mechanical Fred Allen and
11. "This is Fred Allen but it isn't Fred Allen, if you get what we mean! It's a mechanical Fred Allen and it's the first robot to be made with actual human features. "Fred" is also the first comedian mechanical man for he wisecracks and grimaces very like the real Allen. He talks, moves his hand, shows his teeth, raises his eyebrows and chuckles, but not all at once. He will perform continuously at the new World's Fair in the Ipana exhibit of the Bristol-Myers Company. Jean Hendry and Lillian Harvey from the Midget Village are shown welcoming him to the Fair."
"Whistler would have been proud to paint a mother like this one! Mrs. J.E. Benedict, 85 years old, 6715
12. "Whistler would have been proud to paint a mother like this one! Mrs. J.E. Benedict, 85 years old, 6715 Greenview Ave., winner of the North Side Day contest for the most attractive grandmother held at the World's Fair yesterday stole the show from her younger rivals in the beauty contests."

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