University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[Contruction of the Electrical Group exhibit in preparation for the Century of Progress International
1. [Contruction of the Electrical Group exhibit in preparation for the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
[Electrical apparatus powering the Hall of Science building.]
2. [Electrical apparatus powering the Hall of Science building.]
[Electrical apparatus powering the Hall of Science building.]
3. [Electrical apparatus powering the Hall of Science building.]
[Electrical Group exhibition building at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
4. [Electrical Group exhibition building at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]

[General Electric exhibit displaying different types of lamps used throughout human history. Exhibit
5. [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.]
[General Electric House of Magic Exhibit.]
6. [General Electric House of Magic Exhibit.]
[Light sculpture that flanked the side of the Electrical Building exhibit at the Century of Progress
7. [Light sculpture that flanked the side of the Electrical Building exhibit at the Century of Progress Exposition.]
[Night view of the Electrical Building courtyard with the electric fountain illuminated by flood lights.]
8. [Night view of the Electrical Building courtyard with the electric fountain illuminated by flood lights.]

[Possible portrait of early American statesmen and inventor Ben Franklin conducting his famous lightening
9. [Possible portrait of early American statesmen and inventor Ben Franklin conducting his famous lightening experiment with his son. In 1752, Franklin flew a kite with a metal key attached during a thunderstorm to prove that lightening was made of electricity. Although European scientists were already conducting similar experiments with electricity, Franklin is credited as the first one to propose using a metal rod or some other conductor to draw off electricity from lightening. Franklin's scientific achievements won him the admiration of Enlightenment intellectuals in Europe and North America and secured his reputation as a leading scientist.]
[The 'Light' sculpture that adorns the side of the side of the Electrical Building exhibit at the Century
10. [The 'Light' sculpture that adorns the side of the side of the Electrical Building exhibit at the Century of Progress Exposition.]
[The relief sculpture "The Conquest of Time and Space" adorns the main entrance to the Electrical Building
11. [The relief sculpture "The Conquest of Time and Space" adorns the main entrance to the Electrical Building exhibit at A Century of Progress.]
[View of Electrical Building from Lake Michigan. A fountain can be seen in the courtyard.]
12. [View of Electrical Building from Lake Michigan. A fountain can be seen in the courtyard.]

[Workers assemble the electrical wiring to power the Century of Progress Hall of Science building. This
13. [Workers assemble the electrical wiring to power the Century of Progress Hall of Science building. This photo was taken in June of 1932.]
"8 of the 14 huge pillars covered with murals depicting the story of the electrical industry. These pillars
14. "8 of the 14 huge pillars covered with murals depicting the story of the electrical industry. These pillars are located above the General Electric 'House of Magic' (at lower left), and extend along the entire length of the balcony over the exhibit. At a Century of Progress Exhibition, Chicago, Ill."
"A complete air conditioning system for a home of moderate size is shown in this sectional setting in
15. "A complete air conditioning system for a home of moderate size is shown in this sectional setting in the General Electric exhibit at the Century of Progress in Chicago."
"A display of small apparatus which includes some new developments, such as the Thyratron speed control
16. "A display of small apparatus which includes some new developments, such as the Thyratron speed control for motors, quiet operating motor on sound isolating base, and gear motors, supplemented by models of large equipment represents the apparatus section of the General Electric Company in its exhibit at the Century of Progress."

"A display of the Industrial Electric Heat Applications shown as part of Electric Light and Power Industry's
17. "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
18. "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
19. "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."
"Above the 'House of Magic,' in which General Electric presents demonstrations of spectacular research
20. "Above the 'House of Magic,' in which General Electric presents demonstrations of spectacular research laboratory developments, and extending along the entire length of a balcony over the exhibit space is a series of thirteen huge pillars covered with murals which depict the story of the electrical industry. A lounge is located on the roof of the House of Magic."
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