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Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[A Bronze Age Minoan cup, ca. 1530-1750 B.C.E. The drawing depicts a treaty ceremony involving soldiers and farmers. The soldiers are holding swords and wearing plumed hats, while the two farmers off to the right are carrying staffs and wearing bulkier clothing.]
[Aerial view of the Century of Progress. The Streets of Paris, one of the most popular exhibits at the Fair, is in the foreground to the right.]
[Close-up view of the Skyride with the Hall of Science in the foreground. Also visible on the upper right are two "rocket cars" transporting Fair patrons across the Skyride at an elevation of 210 feet. The ride across the Skyride took about four minutes.]
[Diorama depicting a lumber mill next to a river. The caption on the right reads, "Random Logs floating down the river makes the lumber of the world."]
[Drawing from a Bronze Age Minoan cup, ca. 1530-1750 B.C.E. The drawing depicts a treaty ceremony involving soldiers and farmers. The soldiers are holding swords and wearing plumed hats, while the two farmers off to the right are carrying staffs and wearing bulkier clothing.]
[Fireworks display at night. The outline of the Century of Progress Skyride tower and cableway can be seen to the right of the fireworks. The Federal Building complex at Northerly Island is also seen here at the lower left of the photograph.]
[Members of the Coca-Cola team celebrate after winning of the Century of Progress rickshaw race. They are, from left to right: Bob Milow, George Nelson, and Jane Fite.]
[Officials related to the Mexico's 'Good Will Tour' at the Century of Progress. From left to right: Miss Maria Elena Olhoa; Justo Benitez, an attorney; Eugenio Pasqueiro of the Mexican Consulate; Albert Wimer, in charge of the Century of Progress Mexican Village exhibit; Bearl Spratt; and Miss Mary Spratt.]
[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 engine to the right is a Corliss steam engine, built ca.1884. The smaller engine on the left is a model of a turbine engine built by Swedish engineer Gustaf Patrik de Laval in 1884. Both the turbine and steam engine pictured here could generate approximately 75 HP of power.]
[The winners of the Century of Progress Opera Contest. Zeta Newell, from Oak Park, IL., is on the left, and Mr. Frank Jakavicius, of Chicago, is to her right. The Opera contest was held at the Lagoon Theater, and the winners received a contract with the Opera company which opened in Chicago later that year.]
[Western-styled female dancers performing in front of actors dressed as cowboys at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Horse-drawn Conestoga Wagons are parked to the right.]
"A special parking permit near the World's Fair grounds was the reward received by four New Orleans boys who drove this artistically bedecked auto from their home town to the Fair to witness Chicago week at the Exposition beginning today (Monday, August 6th). Left to right are: Michael S. Silvestri, Office L.C. Segele, Gasper A. Silvestri, Gasper J. Silvestri, and Charles A. Dupaquier."
"After approving a $22,500,000 loan for the payment of back salaries to Chicago school teachers, Jesse H. Jones, chairman of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, and Mrs. Jones visited the World's Fair, accompanied by Mrs. Woodrow Wilson. The picture taken at the Country Club shows, left to right, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Walter J. Cummings, Mr. Jones, and Mrs. Wilson."
"Alexander Antonovitch Troyanovsky (right), ambassador of the U.S.S.R. to the United States, reviews the troops who greeted him at the World's Fair Friday (July 13) with Capt. James Brown (left) and Col. Morris Keck of Camp Roosevelt. The Soviet ambassador was the guest of Rufus C. Dawes, president of the Fair, at a luncheon given in the directors' room in the Federal building."
"As a reward for their efforts in a citizenship contest conducted by the board of education and the city parks and playgrounds, these boys were assigned to executive positions at the World's Fair today (Thursday, August 23) as part of the North Side Day program at the Fair. The young executives, front row, left to right, are: Louis Miniscalco, 15, as secretary; Chester Andrezak, 17, chief of the events division; Floyd Jacobson, 15, director of exhibits; Herman Loper, 14, director of foreign and federal participation; Bernard Galivan, 15, director of promotion and publicity; and Carl Marziana, 17, assistant to the general manager. Back row, left to right, Lawrence Hatton, 17, director of concessions; Charles Felice, 15, chief of the protocol; Anthony Graziano, 17, legal counsel; LeGrand Malany, 16, assistant to the general manager, and John Maheras, 14, general manager. Don Schmidt, 16, was so busy carrying on as president of the Exposition, and Joseph Wirt, 16, chief of public protection, was so busy making arrangements to meet Ed Wynn, that neither had time to pose for the picture."
"As Wiley Post, intrepid air ace, received the Harmon trophy for his record 7-day flight around the world in 1933. The presentation was made before thousands of World's Fair visitors in the Science Theater yesterday. (Friday, August 24th). Left to right are: Governor Horner of Illinois, L.P. Bonfouy, Post, Col. C.W. Kerwood, president of the League Internationale des aviateurs; Maj. James H. Doolittle, a former winner of the trophy; Col. Lafeton Whitney, president of the Chicago chapter, National Aeronautical Association, and Father James Organisciak, the 'Flying Priest,' who will represent the N.A.A. at the Gordon Bennett balloon races in Warsaw, Poland, next month."
"Commanding Officers of five branches of the United States Army from Fort Sheridan today (Thursday) reviewed the troops of Camp Franklin D. Roosevelt at the World's Fair in Chicago. The reviewing officers, left to right (front row): Capt. James D. Brown, 61st Coast Artillery; Col. Charles B. Meyer, 61st Coast Artillery (Anti-Aircraft); Major Henry Chamberlain, 14th Cavalry; Col. M.M. Keck, commanding officer of Camp Roosevelt. Back row, left, Maj. Hamilton McGuire of the 3rd Field Artillery, and Major Glenn Hofford of the 22nd Infantry."
"Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr., son of the President, is an interested visitor at the International Business machines exhibit at the new World's Fair. He is shown here inspecting a report by the International Alphabetic Accounting machine. Left to Right: Donald E. Jackson, of Providence, R.I., Roosevelt's companion, F.L. Wesson, IBM representative, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr., and P.J. McMahon, assistant manager of the exhibit."
"Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr., son of the President, pays a visit to the International World Clock at the New World's Fair. Left to right: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr.; F.L. Wessen, International Business Machines representative, in which exhibit the clock is located; Donald E. Jackson of Providence R.I., companion of Franklin; and C.W. Hope, in charge of the exhibit."
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