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 (4)
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Exhibition Buildings (3)
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[Crowds gather to celebrate Edison Day at the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress.]
1. [Crowds gather to celebrate Edison Day at the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress.]
[General Electric exhibit displaying different types of lamps used throughout human history. Exhibit
2. [General Electric exhibit displaying different types of lamps used throughout human history. Exhibit includes a stone lamp from ancient Babylonia; a crude saucer lamp from southern Europe; a bronze lamp from Rome; a Betty lamp used in colonial New England; a whale oil lamp likely used by an early Chicago family; Edison's first practical lamp; the "smallest lamp in the world," used for medical examination inside the human body; and the "largest lamp in the world," used for lighting airports, athletic fields, and in the motion picture industry.]
[View of the Electrical Group building from the Edison Memorial Garden.]
3. [View of the Electrical Group building from the Edison Memorial Garden.]
"Here is depicted in miniature the first Edison Central Station which was constructed in New York in
4. "Here is depicted in miniature the first Edison Central Station which was constructed in New York in 1882. This is shown as a part of the exhibit of the Electric Light and Power Industry on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the World's Fair."

"This portrait of Edison, Ford, and Firestone done by H. Harrington Betts is displayed on the walls of
5. "This portrait of Edison, Ford, and Firestone done by H. Harrington Betts is displayed on the walls of the Electric Light and Power Industry's exhibit on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the World's Fair."
   

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