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 (5)

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Exhibition Buildings (2)
Figurines (2)
Costumes (2)
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Hallenbeck (1)
Kaufmann & Fabry co. (1)

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[Figurines representing the national costumes of Czechoslovakia, Switzerland, Wales, Sweden, Bretagne
1. [Figurines representing the national costumes of Czechoslovakia, Switzerland, Wales, Sweden, Bretagne (France), Scotland, Bavaria (Germany), and Holland.]
[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.]
[Possible portrait of early American statesmen and inventor Ben Franklin conducting his famous lightening
3. [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.]
"Down at the extreme south end of the Fair grounds we see a little but of old Europe. This Ukraine building
4. "Down at the extreme south end of the Fair grounds we see a little but of old Europe. This Ukraine building is picturesque and the exhibits within are most interesting. Crafts and handiwork are shown in the profusion."

"Lübeck around 1450 was one of the centers of commerce. It's wealthy; merchants controlled the continent
5. "Lübeck around 1450 was one of the centers of commerce. It's wealthy; merchants controlled the continent and had connections all over the world. Our picture shows the market place. Big merchants were dealing here in wholesale, and in the booths the good housekeepers did their shopping. The lady wears the typical Lübeck costume with a blue hermine-trimmed coat."
   

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