University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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Date
ca. 1933-1934 (5)

Creator
Kaufmann & Fabry co. (3)

Format
7.5x9.5 (1)

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[Close-up view of the four pylon sculptures that decorate the north side of the Century of Progress Hall
1. [Close-up view of the four pylon sculptures that decorate the north side of the Century of Progress Hall of Social Science.]
[Statue at the Century of Progress Hall of Social Science.]
2. [Statue at the Century of Progress Hall of Social Science.]
"Saint Michael. Steatite. 'The Archangel Michael' in Greek, abbreviated. Syria. 10th century A.D."
3. "Saint Michael. Steatite. 'The Archangel Michael' in Greek, abbreviated. Syria. 10th century A.D."
"The Syrian weather God Hadad. The up turned shoes indicate the influence of the Hittites who conquered
4. "The Syrian weather God Hadad. The up turned shoes indicate the influence of the Hittites who conquered North Syria, but the dress is Assyrian. The only trace of his bull origin is to be seen in the thorns on his head. The thunderbolt is broken. Aleppo, Syria. 10th century B.C."

"These five statuettes, exhibited on the upper floor of the Social Science Hall are the oldest ever found
5. "These five statuettes, exhibited on the upper floor of the Social Science Hall are the oldest ever found in Asia, dating from about 3,000 B.C. The Oriental Institute is exhibiting them to the public for the first time at the World's Fair; they were evacuated early this year at the site of ancient cities of Eshnunna and Opis. Above photograph shows Miss P. McLaughlin, Cincinnati artist, and L. Stienes, of Fairmont, Nebraska, viewing the primitive subjects."
   

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