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Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[A U.S. Steel exhibit under construction at A Century of Progress.]
[Agricultural building under construction in preparation for A Century of Progress.]
[An archeological exhibit representing a cross-section of artifacts found in a typical city garbage dump. The exhibit explains how archeologists can "read" the past of a given society by sifting through its trash.]
[An orchestra performing in the Century of Progress bandshell near Lake Michigan.]
[Bathroom appliance display at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
[Bow of S-49 submarine looking aft. Off to the left is the Italian Building. Third from left in the front row is William "Doc" Keeney, co-owner of S-49; fourth from left is Francis J. "Frank" Chrestensen, the other co-owner. Photo was taken ca. June 1933 when the submarine arrived at A Century of Progress.]
[Century of Progress International Exposition, Mushroom Garden at the Horticultural Exhibit.]
[Contruction of the Electrical Group exhibit in preparation for the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
[Diorama representing a New England fishing village. The sign on top reads, "On wind and weather the catch depends. Savings always sure."]
[Exterior view of the Hall of Science building from the northwest.]
[Figurines at the Art & Costume Collection exhibit at A Century of Progress International Exposition, ca. 1933-1934. These figures are displaying costumes from Belgium and Austria.]
[Figurines at the Art & Costume Collection exhibit at A Century of Progress International Exposition, ca. 1933-1934. These figures are displaying costumes from Greece and Italy.]
[Figurines at the Art & Costume Collection exhibit at A Century of Progress International Exposition, ca. 1933-1934. These figures are displaying costumes from Sweden and Switzerland.]
[Murals at the Octagon Hall inside the Century of Progress Hall of Science building.]
[Photo of the Lama Temple exhibit under construction at A Century of Progress. This building is a replica of the Chinese Lama Temple in Beijing, an eighteenth-century Qing imperial palace that also served as a Buddhist temple for Tibetan monks. The photo was taken in 1932.]
[Women constructing an adobe wall at the Century of Progress Mexican Village.]
"A happy group of visitors after their first day at the new World's Fair from York and York County Pennsylvania. The party, under the chaperonage of Glenn E. Bailey and J.W. Barwick, numbers 153, and is composed of 75 school children and 60 teachers. They already have visited all exhibit buildings, the Field Museum, Colonial Village, the Lama Temple and Fort Dearborn. They leave Friday for home, and are staying at Judson Court, University of Chicago."
"Georges N. Potie, former Ford star salesman in Antwerp, Belgium, now president of both the Belgian and Swiss villages at A Century of Progress in Chicago, here is pictured about to start a wooden-show race between dancing girls of the Belgian Village on the reproduction of Aerschot, Belgium, exhibited in the Roads of the World, Ford Exposition, A Century of Progress, Chicago. All of the girls are from Antwerp [except two, one from Ghent, the other from Steendorp]."
"Gigantic sculptured plaque 'Light,' one of the two figures that flank the sides of the Electrical Building of A Century of Progress Exposition."
"More than 1,000 orphans from a score of orphan institutions in Chicago and vicinity were guests of the World's Fair yesterday (Wednesday). The happy children are shown entering the Fourteenth street gate of the Fair. They spent the entire afternoon on a tour of the Exposition grounds."
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