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[A drawing of the S.S. Columbus, a German-built passenger ocean liner built in 1919. The Columbus was eventually scuttled by captain and crew in 1939 after having been spotted by the British destroyer HMS Hyperion.]
[A Fair tour guide handing out official guidebooks to visitors at A Century of Progress International Exposition, ca. 1933-1934.]
[A small-scale diorama of A Century of Progress International Exposition.]
[A view of the Hall of Science at night.] [I see a huge arrow pointing down.]
[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."]
[Diving Demonstration at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
[Dog and pony show at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
[In this design by Wilbur Freece, known as "6 in Hand," the wagon is made of wood, the harness from leather, and the horses from plaster.]
[Photograph of model buildings at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
[Statue at the Century of Progress Hall of Social Science.]
[Street scene at the Century of Progress Mexican Village. Note the pottery on display and the donkey carriage.]
[The Century of Progress Medical Committee.]
[The main entrance gate to the Century of Progress "Streets of Shanghai" exhibit, seen in this photograph as the sun was setting in the late afternoon.] [China!!! I see two huge towers]
[The Monforte Sisters (the four women playing the instruments standing towards the rear left) perform at the Century of Progress Italian Village.]
[This miniature horse-drawn carriage by artist Wilbur Freece, known as "The Tandem," is made from beef suet.]
[Women constructing an adobe wall at the Century of Progress Mexican Village.]
"A view from the Hall of Science toward Lake Michigan"
"All the faithful Mohammedans turn their faces toward Mecca, every day at 4 p.m. as the mullah sounds the muezzin call in the Tunisian village at the new World's Fair. The faithful Bedouin kneel on their prayer rugs and bow obeisance to Allah."
"At Enchanted Island, the center of children's activities of A Century of Progress Exposition 1934, Chicago -- 'Trestle Mike' and 'Skyscraper Sally' guarding the entrance to the playground area and picnic ground east of the theater."
"Chicago: New World's records in swimming are promised when these three champions start paddling in their favorite events on the program of the National A.A.U. outdoor title racing carnival in the World's Fair Lagoon, scheduled for July 6, 7, and 8. One of the greatest fields ever assembled will compete in the eleven titular events carded. Picture here, from top to bottom, are Leonard Spence, of the New York A.C., Ralph Flanagan, of the Greater Miami A.A., and Jack Medica, of the Washington A.C., Seattle. Leonard Spence is the National A.A.U. breastroke world's record holder at 220 yards and 440 yards champion in this style. Flanagan holds the American mark for one mile, 21 minutes, 12 1/5 seconds. Medica boasts the world's record, 10 minutes 15.4 seconds for 880 yards, free style."
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