University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[A graphic display featuring prehistoric tools used by Neolithic-age societies.]
1. [A graphic display featuring prehistoric tools used by Neolithic-age societies.]
[An 1898 model automobile built by the Duryea Motor Wagon Company. Duryea began manufacturing automobiles
2. [An 1898 model automobile built by the Duryea Motor Wagon Company. Duryea began manufacturing automobiles in 1895 and was the first American company to build gasoline-powered vehicle in the United States.]
[An exhibit depicting the development and use of metallurgy, tools, and machines in human history being
3. [An exhibit depicting the development and use of metallurgy, tools, and machines in human history being constructed for display at one of the Fair's prehistoric exhibits.]
[Arc lights and generator, contributed by private owner for display at A Century of Progress.]
4. [Arc lights and generator, contributed by private owner for display at A Century of Progress.]

[Construction of the Hall of Science exhibit at A Century of Progress. This photo was taken in July of
5. [Construction of the Hall of Science exhibit at A Century of Progress. This photo was taken in July of 1931, almost two years before the grand opening of the Fair in 1933.]
[Construction of the Hall of Science exhibit at A Century of Progress. This photo was taken in September
6. [Construction of the Hall of Science exhibit at A Century of Progress. This photo was taken in September of 1931, almost two years before the grand opening of the Fair in 1933.]
[Diorama depicting a circular horse-drawn mill, which agricultural societies have used since antiquity
7. [Diorama depicting a circular horse-drawn mill, which agricultural societies have used since antiquity to grind grain or pump water. The setting of this diorama is presumably ancient Sumerian or Egyptian, given the hieroglyphic or cuneiform writing that adorns its edges.]
[Diorama depicting a village in Sumatra, Indonesia. The inscription at top reads "Nature's abundance
8. [Diorama depicting a village in Sumatra, Indonesia. The inscription at top reads "Nature's abundance on Every Hand."]

[Diorama of a nondescript North African, Middle Eastern or Near Eastern village with a large water cistern
9. [Diorama of a nondescript North African, Middle Eastern or Near Eastern village with a large water cistern in the center of the town square.]
[Figurines representing the national costumes of Czechoslovakia, Switzerland, Wales, Sweden, Bretagne
10. [Figurines representing the national costumes of Czechoslovakia, Switzerland, Wales, Sweden, Bretagne (France), Scotland, Bavaria (Germany), and Holland.]
[General Electric House of Magic Exhibit.]
11. [General Electric House of Magic Exhibit.]
[Humorous diorama depicting an old rickety village with dilapidated buildings and villagers and barnyard
12. [Humorous diorama depicting an old rickety village with dilapidated buildings and villagers and barnyard animals standing around an unpaved town square. The sign at the top of the diorama reads, "We don't ask you to live like this!! Look over our listing.]

[In this design by Wilbur Freece, known as "6 in Hand," the wagon is made of wood, the harness from leather,
13. [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.]
[One of the first steam locomotives to run on rails, built by inventor Colonel John Stevens, on display
14. [One of the first steam locomotives to run on rails, built by inventor Colonel John Stevens, on display at A Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. The prototype locomotive on display here contained a boiler steam propulsion system attached to a wagon.]
[Owney the Postal Dog began his mail delivery career when he strayed into the Albany post office in 1888.
15. [Owney the Postal Dog began his mail delivery career when he strayed into the Albany post office in 1888. The mail clerks considered Owney to be a good luck charm and adopted him. Shortly afterwards, Owney began traveling with the Railway Mail Service train across the country. This photo of Owney was probably part of the postal exhibit in the Federal Building at A Century of Progress.]
[Photo of collection of newspaper clippings demonstrating the extent of press coverage of A Century of
16. [Photo of collection of newspaper clippings demonstrating the extent of press coverage of A Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]

[Revelers in alpine costume at the Century of Progress Swiss Village or the Black Forest Village exhibit.]
17. [Revelers in alpine costume at the Century of Progress Swiss Village or the Black Forest Village exhibit.]
[Sculptor Wilber Freece created this small statuette of George Washington from beef suet and rinds.]
18. [Sculptor Wilber Freece created this small statuette of George Washington from beef suet and rinds.]
[The corner of the north facade of the Hall of Science, as seen from the lower court.]
19. [The corner of the north facade of the Hall of Science, as seen from the lower court.]
[The engine to the right is a Corliss steam engine, built ca.1884. The smaller engine on the left is
20. [The engine to the right is a Corliss steam engine, built ca.1884. The smaller engine on the left is a model of a turbine engine built by Swedish engineer Gustaf Patrik de Laval in 1884. Both the turbine and steam engine pictured here could generate approximately 75 HP of power.]
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