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 (6)

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Kaufmann & Fabry co. (4)
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Villages (3)
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[Castle entrance to the "Merrie England" village at the Century of Progress "Foreign Villages" exhibition.]
1. [Castle entrance to the "Merrie England" village at the Century of Progress "Foreign Villages" exhibition.]
[Diorama representing a New England fishing village. The sign on top reads, "On wind and weather the
2. [Diorama representing a New England fishing village. The sign on top reads, "On wind and weather the catch depends. Savings always sure."]
[General Electric exhibit displaying different types of lamps used throughout human history. Exhibit
3. [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.]
[Spectators walk through the "Merrie England" village at the Century of Progress "Foreign Villages" exhibition.]
4. [Spectators walk through the "Merrie England" village at the Century of Progress "Foreign Villages" exhibition.]

[The preliminary winners at the Miss Century of Progress Contest. The women pictured here were local
5. [The preliminary winners at the Miss Century of Progress Contest. The women pictured here were local residents of Chicago who, by virtue of their ethnic identity, represented the nations of Scotland, England, Germany, Hungary, Wales, and Austria.]
"Grace Moore, star of opera, screen, and radio, sounding her 'ah' for Ruth Gordon, actress of fame, on
6. "Grace Moore, star of opera, screen, and radio, sounding her 'ah' for Ruth Gordon, actress of fame, on stage of the Globe Theater in Merrie England, while they were visiting the World's Fair [on] Labor Day. Miss Moore [is] on her way from Los Angeles to New York to give a performance."
  

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