University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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ca. 1933-1934 (34)

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Amusement Rides (8)
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[A bullfighting demonstration, with two female matadors and two men inside a bull costume, at the Century
1. [A bullfighting demonstration, with two female matadors and two men inside a bull costume, at the Century of Progress Spanish Village.]
[A bullfighting demonstration, with two female matadors and two men inside a bull costume, at the Century
2. [A bullfighting demonstration, with two female matadors and two men inside a bull costume, at the Century of Progress Spanish Village.]
[A View of the Skyride at night. Supporting the structure at opposite ends were two steel towers 638
3. [A View of the Skyride at night. Supporting the structure at opposite ends were two steel towers 638 feet tall and 3/8 of a mile apart. According to Fair promoters, high-speed elevators transported passengers took to the tops of the towers in less than one minute.]
[A View of the Skyride at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Supporting the
4. [A View of the Skyride at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Supporting the structure at opposite ends were two steel towers 638 feet tall and 3/8 of a mile apart. According to Fair promoters, high-speed elevators transported passengers took to the tops of the towers in less than one minute.]

[Photograph of two men standing on the construction site where the Sky Ride was to be built for the Century
5. [Photograph of two men standing on the construction site where the Sky Ride was to be built for the Century of Progress International Exposition.]
[The Skyride at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Supporting the structure
6. [The Skyride at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Supporting the structure at opposite ends were two steel towers 638 feet tall and 3/8 of a mile apart. According to Fair promoters, high-speed elevators transported passengers took to the tops of the towers in less than one minute.]
[The Skyride at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Supporting the structure
7. [The Skyride at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Supporting the structure at opposite ends were two steel towers 638 feet tall and 3/8 of a mile apart. According to Fair promoters, high-speed elevators transported passengers took to the tops of the towers in less than one minute.]
[The Skyride at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Supporting the structure
8. [The Skyride at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Supporting the structure at opposite ends were two steel towers 638 feet tall and 3/8 of a mile apart. According to Fair promoters, high-speed elevators transported passengers took to the tops of the towers in less than one minute.]

[The Skyride at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Supporting the structure
9. [The Skyride at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Supporting the structure at opposite ends were two steel towers 638 feet tall and 3/8 of a mile apart. According to Fair promoters, high-speed elevators transported passengers took to the tops of the towers in less than one minute.]
[Two women viewing the Century of Progress from the observation deck of the Skyride.]
10. [Two women viewing the Century of Progress from the observation deck of the Skyride.]
[Unknown photograph of two women having tea at A Century of Progress International Exposition, ca. 1933-1934.]
11. [Unknown photograph of two women having tea at A Century of Progress International Exposition, ca. 1933-1934.]
'The grand champions of the square dance. Sylvia Riley, 16, 3342 Oketo Avenue and Steve Horvath, 18,
12. '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."

"'Take an Orphan to the Fair.' Here we see Frank Mandel, brother of Leon Mandel, who started the campaign
13. "'Take an Orphan to the Fair.' Here we see Frank Mandel, brother of Leon Mandel, who started the campaign doing his bit toward making the campaign a success by taking a group of crippled children from the Martha Washington home for Crippled Children for an outing at the World's Fair. Mrs. Mandel is helping him entertain two of the children as they pose for photographers in the Court of Honor. The children are Alexander Pappas and Sylvia Cordinia."
"Be a Swell Person - Take an Orphan to the Fair. Here we see Frank Mandel, brother of Leon Mandel, who
14. "Be a Swell Person - Take an Orphan to the Fair. Here we see Frank Mandel, brother of Leon Mandel, who started the campaign doing his bit toward making it a success by taking a group of crippled children from the Martha Washington home for crippled children for an outing at the World's Fair. Mrs. Mandel is helping him entertain two of the children as they pose for photographers in the Court of Honor. The children are Alexander Pappas and Sylvia Cordinia."
"Dan Seidenberg, first cellist, whose home run blast to deep center field at Grant Park shattered a deadlocked
15. "Dan Seidenberg, first cellist, whose home run blast to deep center field at Grant Park shattered a deadlocked softball game between the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in the seventh inning today (Monday, July 23), boosted the Chicago concert masters to a sensational 18 to 17 victory today. The Chicago symphony Orchestra plays twice daily at Swift bandshell at the World's Fair while the Detroit Symphony Orchestra is filling a long engagement at Ford Gardens, also at the great exhibition. The games was to determine the softball championship between these two outstanding musical organizations."
"Georges N. Potie, former Ford star salesman in Antwerp, Belgium, now president of both the Belgian and
16. "Georges N. Potie, former Ford star salesman in Antwerp, Belgium, now president of both the Belgian and Swiss villages at A Century of Progress in Chicago, here is pictured about to start a wooden-show race between dancing girls of the Belgian Village on the reproduction of Aerschot, Belgium, exhibited in the Roads of the World, Ford Exposition, A Century of Progress, Chicago. All of the girls are from Antwerp [except two, one from Ghent, the other from Steendorp]."

"Gertrude Fonlshausre and Clara Wenger, two Swiss entertainers at the Swiss Village at the new World's
17. "Gertrude Fonlshausre and Clara Wenger, two Swiss entertainers at the Swiss Village at the new World's Fair in Chicago, are seen cutting off a piece of real imported Swiss cheese to tempt the appetites of visitors at the village."
"Gigantic sculptured plaque 'Light,' one of the two figures that flank the sides of the Electrical Building
18. "Gigantic sculptured plaque 'Light,' one of the two figures that flank the sides of the Electrical Building of A Century of Progress Exposition."
"Harvey Firestone, tire magnate, presents Virgil A. Cullberg, farmer, of Near Paton, Iowa, with complete
19. "Harvey Firestone, tire magnate, presents Virgil A. Cullberg, farmer, of Near Paton, Iowa, with complete set of tractor wheels and tires when the latter signs as the two millionth visitor to the Firestone exhibit at the World's Fair."
"Having pursued a two year course in accounting in the commercial classes of Northwestern College, of
20. "Having pursued a two year course in accounting in the commercial classes of Northwestern College, of Watertown, Wis., Meinhardt Raabe, aged 18, who is one of the inhabitants of the Midget Village at the World's Fair gladly cooperated today (June 22nd) with Dr. C.W. Dupertius, of Harvard University in a bit of scientific research. The doctor, who is director of the Anthropometric Laboratory in the Social Science Hall, measured the heads and bodies of the midgets for the purpose of comparing the statistics with fully grown adults. Meinhardt, a resident of Johnson's Creek, Wis., is 48 ½ inches tall, weighs 58 pounds and is crazy about tennis."
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