University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[Photo of an architectural drawing of the Century of Progress Hawaiian Gardens exhibit, which featured
1. [Photo of an architectural drawing of the Century of Progress Hawaiian Gardens exhibit, which featured a model of Mt. Kilallua volcano The architectural firm that produced the drawing was Loebl, Schlossman & Demuth, a Chicago-based business that went on to design the Water Tower Place (1976) and the Prudential Plaza (1990).]
[The mosque float, which won first place at the Venetian Carnival, held in the World's Fair Lagoon at
2. [The mosque float, which won first place at the Venetian Carnival, held in the World's Fair Lagoon at A Century of Progress International Exposition, 1934.]
'The grand champions of the square dance. Sylvia Riley, 16, 3342 Oketo Avenue and Steve Horvath, 18,
3. 'The grand champions of the square dance. Sylvia Riley, 16, 3342 Oketo Avenue and Steve Horvath, 18, 3311 Pontiac Avenue were adjudged the best team of two in the National Square Dance Contest finals at the Lagoon Theater at the Century of Progress, Sunday. Both, in addition to winning the individual prize, were members of the team of eight that captured second place in that division. The contest, which has been running for a week, was for $1500 in cash in merchandise prizes. It was sponsored by the Reliance Manufacturing Company."
"John Jay high school, Cleveland, Ohio, was awarded the Century of Progress trophy given to the school
4. "John Jay high school, Cleveland, Ohio, was awarded the Century of Progress trophy given to the school which won the greatest number of individual awards in the International commercial schools contest concluded at the World's Fair Thursday night (June 28th). E.W. Harrison, teacher in the school received the award from Col. Robert Isham Randolph, assistant to the general manager of the Fair. To the right is Violet Molner, Cleveland, who won first place in the amateur shorthand event for high schools."

"On the right of this picture are the many pavilions which comprise the General Exhibits Group. Here
5. "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."
"Reunion in Chicago! The Chicago World's Fair was the meeting place yesterday (Sunday) for a brother
6. "Reunion in Chicago! The Chicago World's Fair was the meeting place yesterday (Sunday) for a brother and sister who had not seen each other for more than forty years. Mrs. Amelia Scott of Long Beach, California who left her home in Kerlsruhe, Baden, Germany, to make her home in the United States for the dual purpose of seeing the World's Fair and her brother Eugene Oeschler, a Chicago salesman. The pair had not met since Mrs. Scott left Germany, although Oeschler came from Germany in 1923."
"Reunion in Chicago! The Chicago World's Fair was the meeting place yesterday (Sunday) for a brother
7. "Reunion in Chicago! The Chicago World's Fair was the meeting place yesterday (Sunday) for a brother and sister who had not seen each other for more than forty years. Mrs. Amelia Scott of Long Beach, California, who left her home in Kerlsruhe, Baden, Germany in 1892 to make her home in the United States for the dual purpose of seeing the World's Fair and her brother Eugene Oeschler, a Chicago salesman. The pair has not met since Mrs. Scott left Germany, although Oeschler cam from Germany in 1923."
"The bespectacled youth on the right is Dennis O' Shea, pie-eating champion of the 1934 World's Fair.
8. "The bespectacled youth on the right is Dennis O' Shea, pie-eating champion of the 1934 World's Fair. Dennis inhaled a six-inch blueberry pie in one minute and thirteen seconds to win a contest staged at the Armour Building on Children's Day. At the left is Edward Jackson, who took third place in the contest, and Bob Callow, winner of the second prize, is in the middle. Callow might have won but he overlooked a bit of the filling which dropped off onto his plate and a vigilant judge made him clean it up."

"There's always a goodly throng present when the Pasadena Puppeteers take the stage in the Home Planning
9. "There's always a goodly throng present when the Pasadena Puppeteers take the stage in the Home Planning Hall at the World's Fair. The show takes place twice hourly and is all clean, wholesome fun, as Dorothy Richardson, 5058 Lindenwood, St. Louis, (left) and Virginia Lee Elder, of Jonesboro, Ark., (right) visitors to the Old Dutch Cleanser exhibit, will tell the folks back home."
"There's always a goodly throng present when the Pasadena Puppeteers take the stage in the Home Planning
10. "There's always a goodly throng present when the Pasadena Puppeteers take the stage in the Home Planning Hall at the World's Fair. The show takes place twice hourly and is all clean, wholesome fun, as Dorothy Richardson, 5058 Lindenwood, St. Louis, (left) and Virginia Lee Elder, of Jonesboro, Ark., (right) visitors to the Old Dutch Cleanser exhibit, will tell the folks back home."
"Winner in the International commercial schools contest concluded at the Chicago World's Fair Thursday
11. "Winner in the International commercial schools contest concluded at the Chicago World's Fair Thursday night (June 28th). Frances Deisenroth, from Austin high school in Chicago, won first place for high school novices."
"Winner in the International Schools contest concluded at the Chicago World's Fair Thursday night (June
12. "Winner in the International Schools contest concluded at the Chicago World's Fair Thursday night (June 28th). Arnie Wilson, Lake College, Waukegan, Ill., first place amateur bookkeeping for business colleges."

"Winners in the International Commercial Schools contest concluded at the Chicago World's Fair Thursday
13. "Winners in the International Commercial Schools contest concluded at the Chicago World's Fair Thursday night (June 28th). Left, Clifton Lux, Waukegan, Ill., first place in bookkeeping for business college novices; and right, Dorotha Basket, Harrisburg, Ill., first place novice bookkeeping for high schools."
   

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