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 (14)
1934 (2)

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Kaufmann & Fabry co. (10)

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2.75x2 (2)

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[Artist's rendition of the north entrance to the Hall of Science.]
1. [Artist's rendition of the north entrance to the Hall of Science.]
[Close-up view of the four pylon sculptures that decorate the north side of the Century of Progress Hall
2. [Close-up view of the four pylon sculptures that decorate the north side of the Century of Progress Hall of Social Science.]
[Close-up view of the four pylon sculptures that decorate the north side of the Century of Progress Hall
3. [Close-up view of the four pylon sculptures that decorate the north side of the Century of Progress Hall of Social Science.]
[Four pylon sculptures decorate the north side of the Century of Progress Hall of Social Science.]
4. [Four pylon sculptures decorate the north side of the Century of Progress Hall of Social Science.]

[Four pylon sculptures decorate the north side of the Century of Progress Hall of Social Science.]
5. [Four pylon sculptures decorate the north side of the Century of Progress Hall of Social Science.]
[Nighttime view of four pylon sculptures that decorate the north side of the Century of Progress Hall
6. [Nighttime view of four pylon sculptures that decorate the north side of the Century of Progress Hall of Social Science.]
[Possible portrait of early American statesmen and inventor Ben Franklin conducting his famous lightening
7. [Possible portrait of early American statesmen and inventor Ben Franklin conducting his famous lightening experiment with his son. In 1752, Franklin flew a kite with a metal key attached during a thunderstorm to prove that lightening was made of electricity. Although European scientists were already conducting similar experiments with electricity, Franklin is credited as the first one to propose using a metal rod or some other conductor to draw off electricity from lightening. Franklin's scientific achievements won him the admiration of Enlightenment intellectuals in Europe and North America and secured his reputation as a leading scientist.]
[View of the north facade to the Hall of Science.]
8. [View of the north facade to the Hall of Science.]

"Hall of Science statue in the north well."
9. "Hall of Science statue in the north well."
"North approach to the Hall of Science at Chicago's 1933 World's Fair -- A Century of Progress Exposition,
10. "North approach to the Hall of Science at Chicago's 1933 World's Fair -- A Century of Progress Exposition, which opens May 27th and continues until November 1st. The beautiful carillon tower rising above the Hall is equipped with mellow-toned chimes that send their music floating out over the grounds throughout the day and night. Inside the Hall of Science, Exposition visitors view dramatic action exhibits of industries closely related to the basic sciences. The building comprises superb examples of modern architecture. It is U-shaped with two arms reaching down to a sparkling lagoon, and enclosing a court of three acres. In the center of its upper terrace is a circular well, forming the base of a court colorful with pools, fountains and flower-gardens."
"North court of the Hall of Science"
11. "North court of the Hall of Science"
"North Entrance of the Hall of Science, a modern architectural masterpiece at A Century of Progress --
12. "North Entrance of the Hall of Science, a modern architectural masterpiece at A Century of Progress -- Chicago's 1933 World's Fair. Designed to display the wonders of science and the industries related to it, this structure is itself something of a marvel in construction and design."

"North facade of the Hall of Science -- Chicago's 1933 World's Fair. At night the twelve pylons, arranged
13. "North facade of the Hall of Science -- Chicago's 1933 World's Fair. At night the twelve pylons, arranged in a semi-circle about an electric fountain, are illuminated in red. The carillon tower shown in the distance is lighted in a mysterious blue. The entire building is a symphony of color in the modern manner."
"Sculpture of 'Man Combating Ignorance' is a dominating figure of the North approach of the Hall of Science."
14. "Sculpture of 'Man Combating Ignorance' is a dominating figure of the North approach of the Hall of Science."
"Sculpture of 'Man Combating Ignorance' is a dominating figure of the north approach to the Hall of Science."
15. "Sculpture of 'Man Combating Ignorance' is a dominating figure of the north approach to the Hall of Science."
"Within the great court of the Hall of Science, where the wonders of scientific progress are revealed
16. "Within the great court of the Hall of Science, where the wonders of scientific progress are revealed at A Century of Progress, Chicago's 1933 World's Fair. At the extreme left is shown the rostrum from which speakers address multitudes gathered for gala occasions. In the background appear the tops of the twelve pylons which, arranged in a semi-circle, from the north facade of this structure."

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