University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[An interior view of the reception room inside the Federal Building exhibit on Northerly Island.]
1. [An interior view of the reception room inside the Federal Building exhibit on Northerly Island.]
[Employees from the Century of Progress Mailing Room pose for a group photograph. The photo is undated.]
2. [Employees from the Century of Progress Mailing Room pose for a group photograph. The photo is undated.]
[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion
3. [Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion was designed to resemble a giant airplane to celebrate Italo Balbo's 1933 transatlantic flight that ended at the Century of Progress. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and one of Benito Mussolini's government officials. The front of the building sported a design that resembled the bundled fasces, an ancient symbol of the Roman Republic that was adopted by Italian and German fascists in the 20th century. The photo here shows the transparent photographs of Mussolini's forum in Rome on display in the Pavilion's auditorium room.]
[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion
4. [Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion was designed to resemble a giant airplane to celebrate Italo Balbo's transatlantic flight that ended at the Century of Progress in 1933. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and a minister in Benito Mussolini's government. The front of the building sported a design that resembled the bundled fasces, an ancient symbol of the Roman Republic that was adopted by Italian and German fascists in the 20th century. Seen here are the transparent photographs of the Roman Coliseum on display in the Pavilion's auditorium room.]

[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's
5. [Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's giant airplane design celebrated Italo Balbo's transatlantic flight to the Century of Progress in 1933. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and a minister in Benito Mussolini's government. The front of the building also resembled the bundled fasces, an ancient symbol of the Roman Republic that was adopted by Italian and German fascists in the 20th century. Seen here are the transparent photographs of the Roman Capitol on display in the Pavilion's auditorium room.]
[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's
6. [Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's giant airplane design celebrated Italo Balbo's transatlantic flight to the Century of Progress in 1933. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and a minister in Benito Mussolini's government. The front of the building also resembled the bundled fasces, an ancient symbol of the Roman Republic that was adopted by Italian and German fascists in the 20th century. Seen here are the transparent photographs of the Roman Forum on display in the Pavilion's auditorium room.]
[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's
7. [Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's giant airplane design celebrated Italo Balbo's transatlantic flight to the Century of Progress in 1933. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and a minister in Benito Mussolini's government. The front of the building also resembled the bundled fasces, an ancient symbol of the Roman Republic that was adopted by Italian and German fascists in the 20th century. Seen here is one of the stairways leading up to the Pavilion's auditorium room.]
[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's
8. [Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's giant airplane design celebrated Italo Balbo's transatlantic flight to the Century of Progress in 1933. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and a minister in Benito Mussolini's government. The front of the building also resembled the bundled fasces, an ancient symbol of the Roman Republic that was adopted by Italian and German fascists in the 20th century. Seen here is the Italian State Tourist Information Office located in the Pavilion's auditorium room.]

[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's
9. [Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's giant airplane design celebrated Italo Balbo's transatlantic flight to the Century of Progress in 1933. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and a minister in Benito Mussolini's government. The front of the building also resembled the bundled fasces, an ancient symbol of the Roman Republic that was adopted by Italian and German fascists in the 20th century. Seen here is the north side of the Pavilion's auditorium room.]
[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's
10. [Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's giant airplane-shaped design celebrated Italo Balbo's transatlantic flight to the Century of Progress in 1933. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and a minister in Benito Mussolini's government. The front of the building also resembled the bundled fasces, an ancient symbol of the Roman Republic that was adopted by Italian and German fascists in the 20th century. Seen here are the transparent photographs of the Via del Mare on display in the Pavilion's auditorium room.]
[The General Motors exhibit at A Century of Progress. The main exhibit featured a display of automotive
11. [The General Motors exhibit at A Century of Progress. The main exhibit featured a display of automotive parts and an assembly room where 1,000 people at a time can watch an automobile being manufactured.]
[The Trustee Room at A Century of Progress International Exposition.]
12. [The Trustee Room at A Century of Progress International Exposition.]

"A talking kitchen which explains itself, a working kitchen where meals are prepared, and between them
13. "A talking kitchen which explains itself, a working kitchen where meals are prepared, and between them a planning room where modern electric kitchens are designed represent the General Electric Kitchen Institute in the company's exhibit at A Century of Progress."
"Alexander Antonovitch Troyanovsky (right), ambassador of the U.S.S.R. to the United States, reviews
14. "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."
"Complete air conditioning equipment for homes using any type of heating system is shown in this section
15. "Complete air conditioning equipment for homes using any type of heating system is shown in this section of the General Electric exhibit at the Century of Progress. The display includes central systems and single room units."
"Helena Rubenstein, international beauty authority, gets a glimpse of the beauty that is A Century of
16. "Helena Rubenstein, international beauty authority, gets a glimpse of the beauty that is A Century of Progress through a window in the ultra-modernistic Trustees' room of the Administration building. Her guide, who is pointing out the sights, is Lucia Lewis."

"It's 'curtains' for those familiar, old, green Pullman curtains. They're out. This photo posed to show
17. "It's 'curtains' for those familiar, old, green Pullman curtains. They're out. This photo posed to show the new arrangement in the flashing, 110-miles-an-hour, all-aluminum streamlined Pullman Pacific train which is being exhibited at the World's Fair of 1934 in Chicago. Just close the aluminum door and presto, it's a nice private drawing room, convenient and homelike even if it was just a Pullman section during the daytime."
"Main dining room of the Heidelberg Inn. The restaurant was a replica of the world famous Heidelberg
18. "Main dining room of the Heidelberg Inn. The restaurant was a replica of the world famous Heidelberg Inn in Nuremberg, Germany."
"Nearly 200 of the most valued employees of the Public Service Company of Northern Illinois were entertained
19. "Nearly 200 of the most valued employees of the Public Service Company of Northern Illinois were entertained by the management of the company at a luncheon held in the Director's Room at the new Chicago World's Fair Wednesday, (July 18). After the luncheon, the group spent the remainder of the afternoon and evening viewing the wonders of the great expedition. They are shown assembled before the Administration building."
"The Right Reverend Leo Witmanski, Catholic suffragen bishop of Plock, Poland, was a guest of A Century
20. "The Right Reverend Leo Witmanski, Catholic suffragen bishop of Plock, Poland, was a guest of A Century of Progress today (Thursday, July 26th) at a luncheon in the trustees' room. The bishop will sail for Poland August 1st, after a visit in the East."
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