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 (13)

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[Diorama depicting a village in Sumatra, Indonesia. The inscription at top reads "Nature's abundance
1. [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
2. [Diorama of a nondescript North African, Middle Eastern or Near Eastern village with a large water cistern in the center of the town square.]
[One of the first steam locomotives to run on rails, built by inventor Colonel John Stevens, on display
3. [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.]
[Photo of collection of newspaper clippings demonstrating the extent of press coverage of A Century of
4. [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.]
5. [Revelers in alpine costume at the Century of Progress Swiss Village or the Black Forest Village exhibit.]
[The engine to the right is a Corliss steam engine, built ca.1884. The smaller engine on the left is
6. [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.]
[The Old Mill and the International Friendship Garden at the Century of Progress Horticultural Exhibit.]
7. [The Old Mill and the International Friendship Garden at the Century of Progress Horticultural Exhibit.]
[Unknown man speaking at a press conference. Century of Progress International Exposition, ca. 1933-1934.]
8. [Unknown man speaking at a press conference. Century of Progress International Exposition, ca. 1933-1934.]

"At Enchanted Island, the center of children's activities of A Century of Progress Exposition 1934, Chicago
9. "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."
"Ford's 'Drama of Transportation' in New World's Fair. This is a conception by Hugh Ferriss of what the
10. "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."
"Here are presented the various methods of concealed and exposed wiring which are on display at the Electric
11. "Here are presented the various methods of concealed and exposed wiring which are on display at the Electric Light and Power Industry's exhibit on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the World's Fair."
"Paul Revere, famous by his audacious ride, was a renowned silversmith and had a shop in Boston. The
12. "Paul Revere, famous by his audacious ride, was a renowned silversmith and had a shop in Boston. The elegant lady in her soft blue flowery fashioned dress is showing a platter to her husband. His gray silver trimmed suit with the embroidered vest is of latest cut and proves that Revere's workmanship was appreciated in the best society."

Artist's sketch of the Hiram Walker Exhibition at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.
13. Artist's sketch of the Hiram Walker Exhibition at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.
   

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