University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[Photo of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. The Field Museum opened in 1893 as part of
81. [Photo of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. The Field Museum opened in 1893 as part of the World Columbian Exposition in Hyde Park. The museum moved to its current location on park district space along the lakefront near downtown in 1921, and by 1930, it was joined by the addition of the Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium nearby. Although technically not part of the Century of Progress, the three lakefront museums were located immediately north of the Fairgrounds and thus attracted many visitors from the Chicago World's Fair.]
[Photo of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. The Field Museum opened in 1893 as part of
82. [Photo of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. The Field Museum opened in 1893 as part of the World Columbian Exposition in Hyde Park. The museum moved to its current location on park district space along the lakefront near downtown in 1921, and by 1930, it was joined by the addition of the Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium nearby. Although technically not part of the Century of Progress, the three lakefront museums were located immediately north of the Fairgrounds and thus attracted many visitors from the Chicago World's Fair.]
[Portrait of Lenox R. Lohr, general manager of the exposition.]
83. [Portrait of Lenox R. Lohr, general manager of the exposition.]
[Promoters used the star Arcturus to ceremoniously open A Century of Progress in 1933. It was believed
84. [Promoters used the star Arcturus to ceremoniously open A Century of Progress in 1933. It was believed that the light of Arcturus took 40 years to reach the Earth, and this fact was used as a way to connect the Century of Progress with Chicago's earlier world fair in 1893.]

[Rufus C. Dawes (center) seated alongside other Fair dignitaries.]
85. [Rufus C. Dawes (center) seated alongside other Fair dignitaries.]
[Rufus C. Dawes (right), president of the Century of Progress, in front of the Chicago, St. Paul & Milwaukee
86. [Rufus C. Dawes (right), president of the Century of Progress, in front of the Chicago, St. Paul & Milwaukee locomotive.]
[Southeast view of the front courtyard of the Electrical Group building before the grand opening of the
87. [Southeast view of the front courtyard of the Electrical Group building before the grand opening of the Chicago World's Fair, 1932. Both "Stellar Energy" (left) and "Atomic Energy" (right) by sculptor Ulric Henry Ellerhusen can be seen flanking the building's main entrance in the center.]
[Southeast view of the front courtyard of the Electrical Group building before the grand opening of the
88. [Southeast view of the front courtyard of the Electrical Group building before the grand opening of the Chicago World's Fair, 1932.]

[Southeast view of the front exterior facade of the Electrical Group building before the grand opening
89. [Southeast view of the front exterior facade of the Electrical Group building before the grand opening of the Chicago World's Fair, 1932.]
[The Guild House Party Tour visits the Century of Progress and meets with fair officials in 1932.]
90. [The Guild House Party Tour visits the Century of Progress and meets with fair officials in 1932.]
[The mosque float, which won first place at the Venetian Carnival, held in the World's Fair Lagoon at
91. [The mosque float, which won first place at the Venetian Carnival, held in the World's Fair Lagoon at A Century of Progress International Exposition, 1934.]
[The Skyride at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Supporting the structure
92. [The Skyride at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Supporting the structure at opposite ends were two steel towers 638 feet tall and 3/8 of a mile apart. According to Fair promoters, high-speed elevators transported passengers took to the tops of the towers in less than one minute.]

[The Skyride at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Supporting the structure
93. [The Skyride at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Supporting the structure at opposite ends were two steel towers 638 feet tall and 3/8 of a mile apart. According to Fair promoters, high-speed elevators transported passengers took to the tops of the towers in less than one minute.]
[The Skyride at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Supporting the structure
94. [The Skyride at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Supporting the structure at opposite ends were two steel towers 638 feet tall and 3/8 of a mile apart. According to Fair promoters, high-speed elevators transported passengers took to the tops of the towers in less than one minute.]
[The Skyride at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Supporting the structure
95. [The Skyride at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Supporting the structure at opposite ends were two steel towers 638 feet tall and 3/8 of a mile apart. According to Fair promoters, high-speed elevators transported passengers took to the tops of the towers in less than one minute.]
[The swan float at the Venetian Carnival, held in the World's Fair Lagoon at A Century of Progress International
96. [The swan float at the Venetian Carnival, held in the World's Fair Lagoon at A Century of Progress International Exposition, 1934.]

[The Venetian Carnival floating parade, held in the World's Fair Lagoon at A Century of Progress International
97. [The Venetian Carnival floating parade, held in the World's Fair Lagoon at A Century of Progress International Exposition, 1934.]
[The winner of the Sears-sponsored National Baby Contest convened at the 1934 Century of Progress World's
98. [The winner of the Sears-sponsored National Baby Contest convened at the 1934 Century of Progress World's Fair in Chicago.]
[View of the Electrical Group exhibition building from the Fair's showboat.]
99. [View of the Electrical Group exhibition building from the Fair's showboat.]
[View of the Enchanted Island exhibit under construction in preparation for the Chicago World's Fair.
100. [View of the Enchanted Island exhibit under construction in preparation for the Chicago World's Fair. Enchanted Island was built between the lagoon and Lake Michigan, and included a mountainside slide, a fairy castle, a mechanical zoo, a miniature railroad, and a theater, among other exhibits. This photo was taken in December of 1932.]
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