University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[A Buddha statue at the Lama Temple exhibit, Century of Progress. This photo was taken in November of
1. [A Buddha statue at the Lama Temple exhibit, Century of Progress. This photo was taken in November of 1932.]
[A workshop where woodworkers are repairing and finishing a variety of chairs.]
2. [A workshop where woodworkers are repairing and finishing a variety of chairs.]
[Century of Progress International Exposition, Mushroom Garden at the Horticultural Exhibit.]
3. [Century of Progress International Exposition, Mushroom Garden at the Horticultural Exhibit.]
[Interior view of the Hall of Science exhibit. The photo was taken while the building was under construction
4. [Interior view of the Hall of Science exhibit. The photo was taken while the building was under construction in December of 1931.]

[Long distance swimmer George Blagden, from Memphis, Tennessee, participated in a 15-mile race that was
5. [Long distance swimmer George Blagden, from Memphis, Tennessee, participated in a 15-mile race that was conducted along the shoreline of Lake Michigan.]
[Photo of an architectural drawing of Frank Buck's Animal Show exhibit at A Century of Progress International
6. [Photo of an architectural drawing of Frank Buck's Animal Show exhibit at A Century of Progress International Exhibit. The architectural firm that produced the drawing was Loebl, Schlossman & Demuth, a Chicago-based business that went on to design the Water Tower Place (1976) and the Prudential Plaza (1990).]
[The American Can Company exhibit at A Century of Progress International Exposition.]
7. [The American Can Company exhibit at A Century of Progress International Exposition.]
[The aquarium exhibit at A Century of Progress.]
8. [The aquarium exhibit at A Century of Progress.]

"A conception by Hugh Ferriss, a noted New York artist, of how the Ford Exhibition building now being
9. "A conception by Hugh Ferriss, a noted New York artist, of how the Ford Exhibition building now being erected at the Chicago World's Fair will look at night in its blaze of light. The building is nine hundred feet long and ten stories in height at its center. It faces upon a five acre park fronting Lake Michigan. Albert Kahn of Detroit is the architect, and Walter Dorwin Teague of New York, the industrial designer, is in charge of the interior display."
"Grace Moore, star of opera, screen, and radio, sounding her 'ah' for Ruth Gordon, actress of fame, on
10. "Grace Moore, star of opera, screen, and radio, sounding her 'ah' for Ruth Gordon, actress of fame, on stage of the Globe Theater in Merrie England, while they were visiting the World's Fair [on] Labor Day. Miss Moore [is] on her way from Los Angeles to New York to give a performance."
"John Pane-Gasser, leading dramatic tenor [of the] Chicago Grand Opera Company."
11. "John Pane-Gasser, leading dramatic tenor [of the] Chicago Grand Opera Company."
"The 'Ford World' in New World's Fair. This electrically driven globe will be one of the exhibits in
12. "The 'Ford World' in New World's Fair. This electrically driven globe will be one of the exhibits in the giant Ford Building in the Exposition which opens in Chicago May 26. The drawing is by Hugh Ferriss. In the exhibit building will be dramatized the complete story of the contributions of science, industry, and agriculture to the modern automobile."

"To show what makes the wheels go 'round in a steam turbine, General Electric has this full-size 50 horsepower,
13. "To show what makes the wheels go 'round in a steam turbine, General Electric has this full-size 50 horsepower, two-stage turbine and governor, cut away to expose the working parts, in its exhibit at A Century of Progress."
   

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