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 early respirator, known as the Iron Lung, on display at A Century of Progress. The Iron Lung was
2. [An early respirator, known as the Iron Lung, on display at A Century of Progress. The Iron Lung was designed to help polio victims breathe.]
[An eighteenth-century boring machine on display at A Century of Progress International Exposition, ca.
3. [An eighteenth-century boring machine on display at A Century of Progress International Exposition, ca. 1933-1934.]
[An exhibit depicting the development and use of metallurgy, tools, and machines in human history being
4. [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.]
5. [Arc lights and generator, contributed by private owner for display at A Century of Progress.]
[Bathroom appliance display at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
6. [Bathroom appliance display at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
[Construction of the Radio Flyer display for the Enchanted Island exhibit at the Century of Progress
7. [Construction of the Radio Flyer display for the Enchanted Island exhibit at the Century of Progress International Exhibition. Photo was taken in April of 1933, one month before the grand opening of the Fair.]
[Fireworks display at night. The outline of the Century of Progress Skyride tower and cableway can be
8. [Fireworks display at night. The outline of the Century of Progress Skyride tower and cableway can be seen to the right of the fireworks. The Federal Building complex at Northerly Island is also seen here at the lower left of the photograph.]

[Ground-level view of the Radio Flyer display at the Century of Progress Enchanted Island exhibit. Photo
9. [Ground-level view of the Radio Flyer display at the Century of Progress Enchanted Island exhibit. Photo was taken in May of 1933, just one week before the grand opening of the Fair.]
[Hand-made pottery on display at the Century of Progress Indian Village.]
10. [Hand-made pottery on display at the Century of Progress Indian Village.]
[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion
11. [Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion was designed to resemble a giant airplane to celebrate Italo Balbo's 1933 transatlantic flight that ended at the Century of Progress. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and one of Benito Mussolini's government officials. The front of the building sported a design that resembled the bundled fasces, an ancient symbol of the Roman Republic that was adopted by Italian and German fascists in the 20th century. The photo here shows the transparent photographs of Mussolini's forum in Rome on display in the Pavilion's auditorium room.]
[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion
12. [Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion was designed to resemble a giant airplane to celebrate Italo Balbo's transatlantic flight that ended at the Century of Progress in 1933. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and a minister in Benito Mussolini's government. The front of the building sported a design that resembled the bundled fasces, an ancient symbol of the Roman Republic that was adopted by Italian and German fascists in the 20th century. Seen here are the transparent photographs of the Roman Coliseum on display in the Pavilion's auditorium room.]

[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's
13. [Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's giant airplane design celebrated Italo Balbo's transatlantic flight to the Century of Progress in 1933. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and a minister in Benito Mussolini's government. The front of the building also resembled the bundled fasces, an ancient symbol of the Roman Republic that was adopted by Italian and German fascists in the 20th century. Seen here are the transparent photographs of the Roman Capitol on display in the Pavilion's auditorium room.]
[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's
14. [Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's giant airplane design celebrated Italo Balbo's transatlantic flight to the Century of Progress in 1933. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and a minister in Benito Mussolini's government. The front of the building also resembled the bundled fasces, an ancient symbol of the Roman Republic that was adopted by Italian and German fascists in the 20th century. Seen here are the transparent photographs of the Roman Forum on display in the Pavilion's auditorium room.]
[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's
15. [Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's giant airplane-shaped design celebrated Italo Balbo's transatlantic flight to the Century of Progress in 1933. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and a minister in Benito Mussolini's government. The front of the building also resembled the bundled fasces, an ancient symbol of the Roman Republic that was adopted by Italian and German fascists in the 20th century. Seen here are the transparent photographs of the Via del Mare on display in the Pavilion's auditorium room.]
[Native American display promoting the Old Fort Dearborn exhibit at A Century of Progress.]
16. [Native American display promoting the Old Fort Dearborn exhibit at A Century of Progress.]

[Nighttime view of a fireworks display from across the lagoon at A Century of Progress.]
17. [Nighttime view of a fireworks display from across the lagoon at A Century of Progress.]
[Nighttime view of a fireworks display from across the lagoon at A Century of Progress.]
18. [Nighttime view of a fireworks display from across the lagoon at A Century of Progress.]
[One of the first steam locomotives to run on rails, built by inventor Colonel John Stevens, on display
19. [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.]
[Street scene at the Century of Progress Mexican Village. Note the pottery on display and the donkey
20. [Street scene at the Century of Progress Mexican Village. Note the pottery on display and the donkey carriage.]
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