University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[Promoters used the star Arcturus to ceremoniously open A Century of Progress in 1933. It was believed
1. [Promoters used the star Arcturus to ceremoniously open A Century of Progress in 1933. It was believed that the light of Arcturus took 40 years to reach the Earth, and this fact was used as a way to connect the Century of Progress with Chicago's earlier world fair in 1893.]
"'Like this?' Don McNeill, famous NBC announcer, takes the 'mike' and the control head phones at the
2. "'Like this?' Don McNeill, famous NBC announcer, takes the 'mike' and the control head phones at the World's Fair radio auditions contest and talks to himself. He doesn't seem to think much of his own efforts. McNeill, who takes over the position of master of ceremonies in the new Pontiac broadcast scheduled from WEAF, New York next month, was the guest star at the audition contest. He also acted as one of the judges and turned out to be one of the toughest critics that have yet acted in that capacity."
"A Century of Progress Exposition closing ceremony, October 31, 1934 - Midnight. Taps and lowering of
3. "A Century of Progress Exposition closing ceremony, October 31, 1934 - Midnight. Taps and lowering of flag by Mr. Rufus C. Dawes, President, and Major Lenox R. Lohr, General Manager."
"Alexander Antonovitch Troyanovsky (right), ambassador of the U.S.S.R. to the United States, reviews
4. "Alexander Antonovitch Troyanovsky (right), ambassador of the U.S.S.R. to the United States, reviews the troops who greeted him at the World's Fair Friday (July 13) with Capt. James Brown (left) and Col. Morris Keck of Camp Roosevelt. The Soviet ambassador was the guest of Rufus C. Dawes, president of the Fair, at a luncheon given in the directors' room in the Federal building."

"Approximately 5,000 Italian-Americans gathered about the Italian government building of the Chicago
5. "Approximately 5,000 Italian-Americans gathered about the Italian government building of the Chicago World's Fair for the unveiling of a memorial pillar to Italo Balbo, shown here, Sunday (July 15th). It was the highlight of Italian day at the Fair, with Mayor Edward J. Kelly; Marquis Rossi Longhi, Italian charge d'affairs; Rufus C. Dawes; Giuseppi Castruccio; consul-general; Lt. Gov. Thomas F. Donovan, and other officials present." [Italo Balbo was a fascist general and leader of the Italian Blackshirts and, at the time, a close ally of Benito Mussolini. Balbo arrived at the Century of Progress on a transatlantic flight from Rome, Italy. The City of Chicago subsequently staged a parade and renamed 7th Street 'Balbo Drive' in his honor.]
"As a reward for their efforts in a citizenship contest conducted by the board of education and the city
6. "As a reward for their efforts in a citizenship contest conducted by the board of education and the city parks and playgrounds, these boys were assigned to executive positions at the World's Fair today (Thursday, August 23) as part of the North Side Day program at the Fair. The young executives, front row, left to right, are: Louis Miniscalco, 15, as secretary; Chester Andrezak, 17, chief of the events division; Floyd Jacobson, 15, director of exhibits; Herman Loper, 14, director of foreign and federal participation; Bernard Galivan, 15, director of promotion and publicity; and Carl Marziana, 17, assistant to the general manager. Back row, left to right, Lawrence Hatton, 17, director of concessions; Charles Felice, 15, chief of the protocol; Anthony Graziano, 17, legal counsel; LeGrand Malany, 16, assistant to the general manager, and John Maheras, 14, general manager. Don Schmidt, 16, was so busy carrying on as president of the Exposition, and Joseph Wirt, 16, chief of public protection, was so busy making arrangements to meet Ed Wynn, that neither had time to pose for the picture."
"Chicago firefighters paraded the finest of their equipment in their portion of the ceremonies at the
7. "Chicago firefighters paraded the finest of their equipment in their portion of the ceremonies at the Fair Tuesday, Chicago Day. In addition to the equipment there was a battalion of men who marched in review before Mayor E.J. Kelly and other dignitaries of the city government and park commissions."
"Commanding Officers of five branches of the United States Army from Fort Sheridan today (Thursday) reviewed
8. "Commanding Officers of five branches of the United States Army from Fort Sheridan today (Thursday) reviewed the troops of Camp Franklin D. Roosevelt at the World's Fair in Chicago. The reviewing officers, left to right (front row): Capt. James D. Brown, 61st Coast Artillery; Col. Charles B. Meyer, 61st Coast Artillery (Anti-Aircraft); Major Henry Chamberlain, 14th Cavalry; Col. M.M. Keck, commanding officer of Camp Roosevelt. Back row, left, Maj. Hamilton McGuire of the 3rd Field Artillery, and Major Glenn Hofford of the 22nd Infantry."

"Governor Dave Sholtz of Florida, shown as he inspected the combined troops of the army, navy, and marine
9. "Governor Dave Sholtz of Florida, shown as he inspected the combined troops of the army, navy, and marine corps detachments stationed at Camp Franklin D. Roosevelt at A Century of Progress, Chicago, when he visited the Fair as guest of honor for Florida Day yesterday (July 20)."
"Governor Eugene Talmadge of Georgia (right) as he inspected United States troops of Camp Franklin D.
10. "Governor Eugene Talmadge of Georgia (right) as he inspected United States troops of Camp Franklin D. Roosevelt of the World's Fair, upon his arrival at the Fair today (Tuesday). The governor came here to officiate at Georgia Day exercises in the Court of States late this afternoon, a high spot on the program for the celebration of Georgia Week at the Fair. Col. Morris Keck (center), commandant of Camp Roosevelt, and Lieut. Charles L. Hutton, U.S. Navy, are shown with the governor."
"John Pane-Gasser, leading dramatic tenor with the Chicago Grand Opera Company, who has been chosen to
11. "John Pane-Gasser, leading dramatic tenor with the Chicago Grand Opera Company, who has been chosen to sing The Star Spangled Banner to inaugurate the opening ceremonies at A Century of Progress."
"Marie Lubas, 18 years old, who presided as Ukrainian Queen during the impressive ceremonies which her
12. "Marie Lubas, 18 years old, who presided as Ukrainian Queen during the impressive ceremonies which her race observed on Ukrainian Day at the World's Fair. Miss Lubas, who lives at 2215 West Rice St., is the contestant for her nationality in the 'Miss Century of Progress' popularity contest which closes Monday at midnight."

"Marie Martinez, Pueblo Indian woman, with a 1934 Council Fire medal presented to her last night (Friday,
13. "Marie Martinez, Pueblo Indian woman, with a 1934 Council Fire medal presented to her last night (Friday, September 7) during Indian day ceremonies at the World's Fair, for the 'outstanding achievement of an Indian.' She is considered the most artistic maker of Indian pottery."
"Miss Kathryn Dougherty, 22, of Waterloo, Iowa, became the 2,000,000th visitor to the World's Fair when
14. "Miss Kathryn Dougherty, 22, of Waterloo, Iowa, became the 2,000,000th visitor to the World's Fair when she passed through the 23rd street gate at 1:05 p.m. on Wednesday (June 20th). She is shown here with Martin M. Tveter, comptroller of the Fair, who presented her with the gifts seen at the left of the picture."
"Mrs. N.A. Ourngs, Miss Helen Dawes, Mary Pickford, Lenox R. Lohr and Black Horse Troop in front of the
15. "Mrs. N.A. Ourngs, Miss Helen Dawes, Mary Pickford, Lenox R. Lohr and Black Horse Troop in front of the Administration building, July 14, 1934."
"Sarah Haley Thomas, 19, of Little Rock, Ark., recently crowned 'Miss Arkansas,' reviewed the guides
16. "Sarah Haley Thomas, 19, of Little Rock, Ark., recently crowned 'Miss Arkansas,' reviewed the guides and the guide band today (Wednesday) in the Court of Honor at the World's Fair in Chicago. Miss Thomas (center) is pictured with Gertrude Bain, one of the finalists in the World's Fair beauty contest, Lt. O. Lundborg (left) and Major Chester L. Fordney, United States Marine representative at the Fair."

"Sidney Gorham, John R. Thompson, Jr., and Mrs. Lenox R. Lohr raise a flag to mark the dedication of
17. "Sidney Gorham, John R. Thompson, Jr., and Mrs. Lenox R. Lohr raise a flag to mark the dedication of the south unit of the John R. Thompson company building. John R. Thompson is president of the company."
"Sidney Gorham, John R. Thompson, Jr., and Mrs. Lenox R. Lohr raise a flag to mark the dedication of
18. "Sidney Gorham, John R. Thompson, Jr., and Mrs. Lenox R. Lohr raise a flag to mark the dedication of the south unit of the John R. Thompson company building. John R. Thompson is president of the company."
"This Studebaker 'year ahead model' got a good start yesterday (June 26) when Miss South Bend broke a
19. "This Studebaker 'year ahead model' got a good start yesterday (June 26) when Miss South Bend broke a bottle of champagne over its motor as part of the dedicatory ceremonies of the company's exhibit in the Travel and Transport building at the new World's Fair. Left to right, Miss South Bend (Henrietta Swedenberg), Colonel Robert Isham Randolph assistant to the general manager of the Fair, and Paul Hoffmann, president of the Studebaker company."
"Two hundred homing pigeons, released from the stage of the Lagoon Theater, were an effective part of
20. "Two hundred homing pigeons, released from the stage of the Lagoon Theater, were an effective part of the opening day ceremonies at the new World's Fair in Chicago, Saturday, May 26th. Fifty flew in each of the four directions, carrying the message of A Century of Progress to the world."
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