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 (28)
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[General Electric exhibit displaying different types of lamps used throughout human history. Exhibit
1. [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 exhibition building from the courtyard fountain. "Light," the bas relief
2. [View of the Electrical Group exhibition building from the courtyard fountain. "Light," the bas relief sculpture behind the fountain, adorns the facade of the building's Electric Light and Power Industry exhibit.]
"A display of the Industrial Electric Heat Applications shown as part of Electric Light and Power Industry's
3. "A display of the Industrial Electric Heat Applications shown as part of Electric Light and Power Industry's exhibit at the Chicago World's Fair."
"A Model Dress Shop with mannequins posing upon revolving stages and curtains which open and close automatically
4. "A Model Dress Shop with mannequins posing upon revolving stages and curtains which open and close automatically is one of a series of model shops displayed in miniature at the Electric Light and Power Industry's exhibit on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the Chicago World's Fair."

"A talking kitchen which explains itself, a working kitchen where meals are prepared, and between them
5. "A talking kitchen which explains itself, a working kitchen where meals are prepared, and between them a planning room where modern electric kitchens are designed represent the General Electric Kitchen Institute in the company's exhibit at A Century of Progress."
"Alice in Lightland aided by the magician 'Electricity' presents an unusual display of artistic effects
6. "Alice in Lightland aided by the magician 'Electricity' presents an unusual display of artistic effects in the Electric Light and Power Industry's exhibit on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the Chicago World's Fair."
"An Electric Eye Size Sorter which automatically sorts ball bearings correctly according to size is one
7. "An Electric Eye Size Sorter which automatically sorts ball bearings correctly according to size is one of the 'wonders' on display at the exhibit of the Electric Light and Power Industry on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the World's Fair."
"Artistic lighting effects are used on this statue which is on display at the exhibit of the Electric
8. "Artistic lighting effects are used on this statue which is on display at the exhibit of the Electric Light and Power Industry on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the World's Fair." [The statue is large, white, and beautiful.]

"Children play house at A Century of Progress. Little Miss Joan Leavens, seven years old, of Wenatchee,
9. "Children play house at A Century of Progress. Little Miss Joan Leavens, seven years old, of Wenatchee, Washington, is having lots of fun selling flowers to her sister, Margaret Leavens, nine years old, in the Puroil children's rest house in the General Electric Exhibits building at the World's Fair."
"Edward H. Sniffen, Asst. Vice-President of Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company, signing
10. "Edward H. Sniffen, Asst. Vice-President of Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company, signing contract for renewal of the company's exhibit at the 1934 World's Fair. Shown with Mr. Sniffen are (left) Rufus C. Dawes, President of the Exposition, and Lenox R. Lohr, General Manager. The exhibit will occupy the same space in the Electrical Building as last year, with many new features introduced."
"Electricity at Work in the model show window presents such features as indirect lighting, a revolving
11. "Electricity at Work in the model show window presents such features as indirect lighting, a revolving platform for mannequins and many other innovations at the exhibit of the Electric Light and Power Industry on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the World's Fair."
"From the lounge, on the roof of General Electric's 'House of Magic,' the company's story of electricity
12. "From the lounge, on the roof of General Electric's 'House of Magic,' the company's story of electricity in home and industry presents this impressive appearance."

"Here are presented the various methods of concealed and exposed wiring which are on display at the Electric
13. "Here are presented the various methods of concealed and exposed wiring which are on display at the Electric Light and Power Industry's exhibit on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the World's Fair."
"Here are presented various electrical heating appliances which occupy a prominent part of the exhibit
14. "Here are presented various electrical heating appliances which occupy a prominent part of the exhibit of the Electric Light and Power Industry on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the World's Fair."
"Here are shown the two ten ton Frigidaire condensing units which provide a change of air every two minutes
15. "Here are shown the two ten ton Frigidaire condensing units which provide a change of air every two minutes in the Electric Light and Power Industry's puppet theater on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the World's Fair. The complete process of the air-cooling unit in operation is also on display at the exhibit."
"Here is depicted in miniature the first Edison Central Station which was constructed in New York in
16. "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."

"Here is depicted the perfect home work shop which is a feature of the Electric Light and Power Industry's
17. "Here is depicted the perfect home work shop which is a feature of the Electric Light and Power Industry's exhibit on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the Chicago World's Fair."
"In a spacious section of the General Electric exhibit at a Century of Progress, new models of G.E. refrigerators
18. "In a spacious section of the General Electric exhibit at a Century of Progress, new models of G.E. refrigerators -- commercial and domestic -- water coolers, and the single unit apartment house kitchenette may be examined by World's Fair visitors."
"In General Electric's 'House of Magic' at the Century of Progress, the wonders of electrical science
19. "In General Electric's 'House of Magic' at the Century of Progress, the wonders of electrical science and research are demonstrated and explained by a staff of young engineers."
"In this small auditorium in the General Electric exhibit at A Century of Progress, visitors may learn
20. "In this small auditorium in the General Electric exhibit at A Century of Progress, visitors may learn what's new in electrical equipment for industrial applications."
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