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[A parade at the Century of Progress 'Foreign Villages' exhibit. The ethnological exhibit included replicas of model villages from Spain, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, Italy, the Netherlands, Mexico, Tunisia, and Morocco, among others. Each village was staffed by employees in costumes native to the country being represented. The model villages also featured entertainment, an arts and crafts demonstration, and indoor and outdoor dining.]
[Colonial American military reenactors on parade in Colonial Village.]
[Parade in front of the Czechoslovakia pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. The Century of Progress showcased the artistic, cultural, and scientific achievements of Czechoslovakia, then a newly independent country that had won its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the end of World War One. Anton Cermak, mayor of Chicago from 1931 until his assassination in 1933, just a few months prior to the Century of Progress grand opening, was a Czech immigrant from Bohemia.]
[Participants in the 'Parade of the Masques,' which was held on the Boardwalk of the Midway.]
[The Allied Florists Association float getting ready for a parade at the Century of Progress.]
[U.S. Army marching band assemble for a parade at the Hall of Science Court of Honor.]
"Part of the 400 policeman who took part in the Chicago Day parade at the World's Fair on Tuesday , October 9th. The police contingent was made up of 250 police and 50 from each of the three park forces. They were reviewed by Mayor E. J. Kelly and other city officials who were guests of honor at the Fair."
"Shriners to the number of more than two thousand yesterday attended the World's Fair. The band from Sinai Temple, Montpelier, Vermont, shown here made its official entrance into the grounds at noon, and following the parade played in the Court of States. Moslem Temple Shriners from Detroit marched down the Avenue of Flags and listened to the Detroit Symphony band dedicate a new march to them at the Ford Symphony Gardens."
"The drum and bugle corps of the Calumet City American Legion post provided the martial music for the parade of the parishioners of St. Andrew's Roman Catholic church which celebrated St. Andrew's Day at the Chicago World's Fair yesterday (Sunday). A colorful program was held in the Court of States, including music, dancing, a fashion show, and gymnastic demonstrations."
"The little Dutch Boy and the Dutch girl, two of the contestants in the 'Parade of the Masques' held on the Boardwalk of the Midway at the New World's Fair, last night (August 8th). Left to right, Martha Nomdem and Fritz Das from the Dutch Village."
"Two of the contestants who entered in the 'Parade of the Masques' contest held on the Boardwalk of the Midway at the new World's Fair last night (August 8th). Dressed in Zula costume are Adelaide Fisher and Arthur Fisher, 1652 Nelson Street."
"Veterans of the Spanish American War as they parade up to the 16th St. bridge from the Avenue of Flags. This parade was part of the celebration of Spanish-American War Day at the new World's Fair."
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