University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[A Century of Progress census map exhibit showing the net change in U.S. population after births, deaths,
1. [A Century of Progress census map exhibit showing the net change in U.S. population after births, deaths, immigration, and emigration is calculated. The map estimated a net gain of one person every 37 seconds, with a U.S. population reaching just over 125,550,000 people.]
[Ground level view of one of the Century of Progress Skyride towers. At its completion, the two Skyride
2. [Ground level view of one of the Century of Progress Skyride towers. At its completion, the two Skyride towers stood over 620 feet tall and spanned over 1,800 feet apart.]
[Ground level view of one of the Century of Progress Skyride towers. At its completion, the two Skyride
3. [Ground level view of one of the Century of Progress Skyride towers. At its completion, the two Skyride towers stood over 620 feet tall and spanned over 1,800 feet apart.]
[Humorous diorama depicting an old rickety village with dilapidated buildings and villagers and barnyard
4. [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.]

[Picture of an angel looking over two small children playing near the edge of a cliff.]
5. [Picture of an angel looking over two small children playing near the edge of a cliff.]
[Portrait of Woodrow Wilson, the twenty-eighth President of the United States. To the left is a smaller
6. [Portrait of Woodrow Wilson, the twenty-eighth President of the United States. To the left is a smaller portrait of Harper's Weekly editor Colonel George Harvey, an early supporter of Wilson's candidacy for U.S. President. To the right is Colonel Henry Watterson, the renowned editor of the Louisville Courier Journal. The caption below notes that Colonel Watterson was outraged over Wilson's decision to politically distance his presidential campaign from Colonel Harvey and Harper's Weekly. Wilson believed that Colonel Harvey's Wall Street connections would turn off voters in the general election.]
[The Century of Progress Greyhound tour bus, which carted over 20 million attendees around the fairgrounds.]
7. [The Century of Progress Greyhound tour bus, which carted over 20 million attendees around the fairgrounds.]
[The Century of Progress Greyhound tour bus, which carted over 20 million attendees around the fairgrounds.]
8. [The Century of Progress Greyhound tour bus, which carted over 20 million attendees around the fairgrounds.]

[U.S. Army marching band assembled in front of the Pantheon building at A Century of Progress. The building
9. [U.S. Army marching band assembled in front of the Pantheon building at A Century of Progress. The building housed the famed "Pantheon de la Guerre," a giant panorama of World War I painted on a canvas 45 feet high and over the length of one football field. Over 130 French artists worked on the Pantheon in Paris during the First World War. The painting depicted a procession of political and military leaders from over 20 Allied nations.]
"8 of the 14 huge pillars covered with murals depicting the story of the electrical industry. These pillars
10. "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."
"'Like this?' Don McNeill, famous NBC announcer, takes the 'mike' and the control head phones at the
11. "'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."
"Above the 'House of Magic,' in which General Electric presents demonstrations of spectacular research
12. "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."

"Fay Wray, movie star, and Edward F. Dunne, United States commissioner to the World's Fair and former
13. "Fay Wray, movie star, and Edward F. Dunne, United States commissioner to the World's Fair and former governor of Illinois, look over the sights at A Century of Progress from the steps of the Federal Building. Miss Wray was a guest of the World's Fair while stopping in Chicago on her way to Hollywood."
"Henry Sheldon, Chicago policeman, breaks a bottle a bottle of sparkling Burgundy over 'A Century of
14. "Henry Sheldon, Chicago policeman, breaks a bottle a bottle of sparkling Burgundy over 'A Century of Progress Ranger' officially launching a Hudson Terraplane Coach on a ruggedness run, which will cover four states. The test will continue two weeks and the car is expected to roll up a year's mileage in that time. Sheldon, who resides at 5705 Seminole ave., was the winner of a contest in which the name of the car was selected."
"Lübeck around 1450 was one of the centers of commerce. It's wealthy; merchants controlled the continent
15. "Lübeck around 1450 was one of the centers of commerce. It's wealthy; merchants controlled the continent and had connections all over the world. Our picture shows the market place. Big merchants were dealing here in wholesale, and in the booths the good housekeepers did their shopping. The lady wears the typical Lübeck costume with a blue hermine-trimmed coat."
"Miss Gladys Farkes, 27 years old and 47 inches tall, thinks she would make a good radiator cap for the
16. "Miss Gladys Farkes, 27 years old and 47 inches tall, thinks she would make a good radiator cap for the 1934 Chevrolet. Miss Fawkes is one of the residents of Midget City at the World's Fair and was a visitor in the General Motors Building." [I can see a lady on the car. She can flip over when it stops.]

"Mrs. Arthur Hand, wife of the first violinist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is a champion rooter
17. "Mrs. Arthur Hand, wife of the first violinist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is a champion rooter during a championship softball game at Grant Park, Chicago, today (Monday, July 23), as her husband's concert associates were defeating the Detroit Symphony Orchestra by a score of 18 to 17. On frequent occasions she pranced right out upon the first base coaching line to scream words of encouragement to the victorious Chicagoan Symphonians. Here she is pictured just as the winning run went over the plate."
"North approach to the Hall of Science at Chicago's 1933 World's Fair -- A Century of Progress Exposition,
18. "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."
"Orville Sontag (left) winner of the first prize in the Model Yacht regatta, held Sunday (September 9th)
19. "Orville Sontag (left) winner of the first prize in the Model Yacht regatta, held Sunday (September 9th) in the South Lagoon of the World's Fair, is shown receiving from B.C. Freidman the trophy emblematic of victory at [the] meeting of contestants in the Chicago Parks exhibit at the Century of Progress. Sontag's entry, the trim Monsoon, scored 19 points while leading all the other tiny craft [that] raced with automatic steering control over a 1,000 foot course."
"Patricia Marquam, Fair beauty queen, and Phil Baker, Armour's star jester on the radio, see and hear
20. "Patricia Marquam, Fair beauty queen, and Phil Baker, Armour's star jester on the radio, see and hear each other over the very latest in two-way telephone-television at the Television theater in the Electrical building at the new World's Fair in Chicago. This picture shows the manner in which the phone booths are equipped and the image each saw. Patricia has just interrupted one of Phil's jokes with a merry quip of her own which, as can be seen, beings a broad grin to Phil's face."
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