University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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Exhibition Buildings (10)
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Children (5)
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[A view of the Century of Progress Court of States exhibition under construction in 1933. Here workers
1. [A view of the Century of Progress Court of States exhibition under construction in 1933. Here workers can be seen constructing the exhibit's central arch.]
[Artist's depiction of barges on a river constructing what appears to be the foundations of a bridge.]
2. [Artist's depiction of barges on a river constructing what appears to be the foundations of a bridge.]
[Artist's rendition of a nineteenth-century estate somewhere along the Atlantic seaboard. The workers
3. [Artist's rendition of a nineteenth-century estate somewhere along the Atlantic seaboard. The workers in the painting appear to be harvesting the bark off the birch trees. Strips of birch bark were often used as a veneer for canoes of other hand-crafted items.]
[Photo of Vaughn Shoemaker's 1932 Chicago Daily News cartoon depicting his iconic character "John Q.
4. [Photo of Vaughn Shoemaker's 1932 Chicago Daily News cartoon depicting his iconic character "John Q. Public" telling the artist "Chicago" that his painting announcing the grand opening of A Century of Progress will be a masterpiece.]

[Southeast view of the front courtyard of the Electrical Group building before the grand opening of the
5. [Southeast view of the front courtyard of the Electrical Group building before the grand opening of the Chicago World's Fair, 1932. Both "Stellar Energy" (left) and "Atomic Energy" (right) by sculptor Ulric Henry Ellerhusen can be seen flanking the building's main entrance in the center.]
"'Be a swell person -- Take an Orphan to the Fair' is the motto of the movement started by the Mandel
6. "'Be a swell person -- Take an Orphan to the Fair' is the motto of the movement started by the Mandel Brothers, State street department store, to help charitable Chicagoans take under-privileged children on World's Fair outings. Shown here is Leon Mandel, general manager, with the first of the groups to visit the exposition, composed of boys from the Bohemian Orphan asylum, the Illinois Protestant Children's home, and the Chicago Home for Jewish children. A special department, under the management of Mrs. Jennie Pervin, has been organized in the club women's bureau on the ninth floor of the store, to assist persons planning orphan parties; such persons may write, call in person, or telephone State 1500. Orphans, in groups of three or more, will be admitted to the Fair grounds for five cents each."
"'Have a World's Fair cane, boys," says Leon Mandel, general manager of Mandel Brothers, state street
7. "'Have a World's Fair cane, boys," says Leon Mandel, general manager of Mandel Brothers, state street store, to these orphans from the Bohemian Orphan asylum, the Illinois Protestant Children's home and the Chicago Home for Jewish Children. He was host Wednesday (September 26th) to the first group to visit the exposition under the store's plan to assist charitable Chicagoans in taking underprivileged children on World's Fair outings. A special department, in charge of Mrs. Jennie Pervin, has been set up in the club women's bureau on the ninth floor, to help hosts organize their groups. For full information, citizens need only write, call in person, or telephone State 1500. Orphans will be admitted to the Fair in groups of three or more for five cents each."
"'Like this?' Don McNeill, famous NBC announcer, takes the 'mike' and the control head phones at the
8. "'Like this?' Don McNeill, famous NBC announcer, takes the 'mike' and the control head phones at the World's Fair radio auditions contest and talks to himself. He doesn't seem to think much of his own efforts. McNeill, who takes over the position of master of ceremonies in the new Pontiac broadcast scheduled from WEAF, New York next month, was the guest star at the audition contest. He also acted as one of the judges and turned out to be one of the toughest critics that have yet acted in that capacity."

"A view of the Lagoon theater, grandstand and the John R. Thompson twin restaurants as seen from the
9. "A view of the Lagoon theater, grandstand and the John R. Thompson twin restaurants as seen from the Hiram Walker 'Doodlebug' in the north lagoon at A Century of Progress. The theater has been roofed and a permanent stage built on spiles has replaced the roofless stands and floating stage of 1933. The changes were made because of the extreme popularity of the theater last year. At the left may be seen the completed unit of the Thompson restaurants, which began serving food today."
"Among the numerous gifts valued at several hundred dollars, to be presented to the sixteenth and last
10. "Among the numerous gifts valued at several hundred dollars, to be presented to the sixteenth and last millionth visitor to the World's Fair today (Wednesday) will be a real, live monkey from the Frank Buck Jungle Camp at the Fair shown here with T.A. Loveland, manager of the Jungle Camp."
"Artists conception of new American Colonial Village for Chicago's new World's Fair. The village will
11. "Artists conception of new American Colonial Village for Chicago's new World's Fair. The village will contain authentic reproductions of buildings importnat in early American history. It will be the scene of dramatizations of important events in the building of America."
"Bait casting as it should be done is shown by Chief Coller, world's champion trick caster in the pool
12. "Bait casting as it should be done is shown by Chief Coller, world's champion trick caster in the pool fronting the Travel and Transport building at the World's Fair. Three Abbott dancers, Dorothy Carlson, Dolores Smith and Mildred Koplin, together with Mrs. Coller, proved eager pupils, anxious to master the difficult art. The exhibitions are given twice daily as a feature of the Sportsmen's show inside the building."

"Bait casting as it should be done is shown by Chief Coller, world's champion trick caster in the pool
13. "Bait casting as it should be done is shown by Chief Coller, world's champion trick caster in the pool fronting the Travel and Transport building at the World's Fair. Tree Abbot dancers, Dorothy Carlson, Dolores Smith and Mildred Koplin, together with Mrs. Coller, proved eager pupils, anxious to master the difficult art. The exhibitions are given twice daily as a feature of the Sportsmen's show inside the building."
"Bait casting as it should be done is shown by Chief Coller, world's champion trick caster in the pool
14. "Bait casting as it should be done is shown by Chief Coller, world's champion trick caster in the pool fronting the Travel and Transport building at the World's Fair. Tree Abbot dancers, Dorothy Carlson, Dolores Smith and Mildred Koplin, together with Mrs. Coller, proved eager pupils, anxious to master the difficult art. The exhibitions are given twice daily as a feature of the Sportsmen's show inside the building."
"Be a Swell Person - Take an Orphan to the Fair. Here we see Frank Mandel, brother of Leon Mandel, who
15. "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."
"Ernest Buehler, vice president of the Chicago Board of Education, receives a sample of the kind of milk
16. "Ernest Buehler, vice president of the Chicago Board of Education, receives a sample of the kind of milk which will be given free to children who visit the World's Fair on the special Children's Day which has been arranged in conjunction with Fair officials and the Mayor's Keep Chicago Ahead committee. The free milk will be donated by the Chicago Milk Foundation, and Carl Dysenroth, executive secretary of the foundation, here completes arrangements concerning it."

"Even the famous Brian Boru would be envious of the honors heaped on this younger Brian at the World's
17. "Even the famous Brian Boru would be envious of the honors heaped on this younger Brian at the World's Fair yesterday after he won the title of the 'North Side's Most Beautiful Child.' Brian Joseph Burns, 2 years old, 229 East Superior Street, the calm winner, seems quite satisfied to pose for the camera and watch for the 'birdie.' The contest was part of the festivities attendant on the North Side Day celebration at A Century of Progress."
"Ford's 'Drama of Transportation' in New World's Fair. This is a conception by Hugh Ferriss of what the
18. "Ford's 'Drama of Transportation' in New World's Fair. This is a conception by Hugh Ferriss of what the interior of the great Ford Building will look like when A Century of Progress opens in Chicago May 26. In this building, 900 feet long, the major portion of a $1,500,000 exhibit, will be dramatized the story of the contributions of science, industry and agriculture to the modern automobile. Opposite the structure will be a free park with seats for concert and entertainment programs."
"George Blagden, husky long distance swimmer, who represented the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Memphis,
19. "George Blagden, husky long distance swimmer, who represented the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Memphis, Tenn., in the 15 mile marathon grind at A Century of Progress in 1933, finishing second to Marvin Nelson, of Fort Dodge, Iowa, is out to capture the championship event when it is again staged on Sunday, July 22nd, at the World's Fair in Chicago. Nelson set a new American record of 7 hours, 22 minutes and 24 3-5 seconds to lead Blagden across the finishing line. Blagden is reported in great trim for the grueling battle. The race is sponsored by William Randolph Hearst, who has posted a purse of $10,000, the winner to receive $5,000.The race will start at the Seventy-ninth Street beach on Chicago's south side, with the course laid along the shore line of Lake Michigan and the last seven miles to be swum in the World's Fair Lagoon."
"In a spacious section of the General Electric exhibit at a Century of Progress, new models of G.E. refrigerators
20. "In a spacious section of the General Electric exhibit at a Century of Progress, new models of G.E. refrigerators -- commercial and domestic -- water coolers, and the single unit apartment house kitchenette may be examined by World's Fair visitors."
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