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"Three new musical instruments, an electrical violin, a clavier, and an electrical guitar, attract much comment from spectators at the outdoor science theater in the court of the Hall of Science at the World's Fair. The instruments are the invention of Lloyd Loar, lecturer on the physics of music at Northwestern University, who is seated at the clavier. The other musicians are Charles Stein (left) and Ruth Brenner (right). The instruments produce an electrical current which is amplified and converted into sound by the loudspeaker shown in the picture."
"Three stars of the Tipica Police Orchestra of Mexico City, now giving tow concerts daily in the Court of States at A Century of Progress. They are, left to right: Fortino Juarez, known as El Bajista, a virtuoso on the guitar and mandolin; Jose Rubio, tenor, who specializes in Mexican ballads and romantic songs; and Laura Rivas (Senora Zendejas), the stately contralto of the Tipicas. As a trio, they specialize in 'canciones rancheras,' or ranch songs."
"Three visitors from Switzerland admiring the faithful reproduction of one of their own villages at the Swiss Village at the new World's Fair. Left to right: V. Beusch, Swiss consul, Dr. J. Brummer, Swiss representative, and Geo. M. Potie, president of the Swiss village."
"Tom Nelson of Point City, S.D., a 1904-05 and 1905-06 University of Nebraska football star visiting the Century of Progress."
"Twelve year old Madonna Longardner of Akron, Indiana, one of the winners of a circulation drive conducted by the South Bend News-Times, is shown here with Ko Ko the clown at the Children's Checking Service on the Enchanted Island where Miss Longardner was checked during her stay at the Fair. Along with Madonna came 34 other winners in a party headed by M.B. Bonner."
"Twin brothers, Bill and Bob Evans, each 6 feet tall and weighing 165 pounds, residents of Centerville, Iowa, and football stars, likewise high-grade students at Grinnell College, join the army of employed at the World's Fair. They're chauffeurs of a double roller chair. In this picture Bill is shown on the left, rear, with Bob on the right. Their fascinated fares, left to right, are Anita Novicky, of Melrose Park, Ill., a Northwestern University co-ed, and Sadie Roiland, of Westby, Wis., a visiting teacher."
"Two hundred homing pigeons, released from the stage of the Lagoon Theater, were an effective part of the opening day ceremonies at the new World's Fair in Chicago, Saturday, May 26th. Fifty flew in each of the four directions, carrying the message of A Century of Progress to the world."
"Two of the contestants who entered in the 'Parade of the Masques' contest held on the Boardwalk of the Midway at the new World's Fair last night (August 8th). Dressed in Zula costume are Adelaide Fisher and Arthur Fisher, 1652 Nelson Street."
"Unable to remain overnight to take part in the official celebration of Governors' Day at the Chicago World's Fair, Governor and Mrs. Guy B. Parks of Missouri exhibit in the Court of States yesterday (Tuesday). The governor was en route to Mackinac Island where he will take part in the Governors' conference to he held there. He was regretful that public affairs prevented a more leisurely tour of the Exposition. The governor and Miss Parks are shown viewing the reproductions of cave deposits found in the limestone caves of the Ozarks."
"Uncle Dan Beard, national Boy Scout commissioner, congratulates 14-year old Richard Courtney of Champaign, Ill., for receiving the James Russell medal for bravery at the National Boy Scout Day ceremonies at the World's Fair. Left to right in the group shown here are Clarence Novak, Chicago Eagle Scout, Uncle Dan, Richard Courtney, General Abel Davis, who presented Courtney with the medal on behalf of the Combat Medal Men's Association, and John Celba, of Diamond Lake, Ill., who won the award last year."
"Veterans of the Spanish American War as they parade up to the 16th St. bridge from the Avenue of Flags. This parade was part of the celebration of Spanish-American War Day at the new World's Fair."
"Victor Clement, of the Dutch Village and Miss Daisy Fisher of 1360 ½ Estes Avenue, two of the entrants in the Grand Opera Contest, who appeared last night in the first preliminary held at the Lagoon Theater. Preliminaries will be held every night this week and the finals on Saturday night. A Contract with the Grand opera Company will be awarded to the winning man and woman."
"When 140 members of the Staten Island (New York) Chamber of Commerce arrived at the World's Fair recently, they were greeted by Rufus C. Dawes (center), President of A Century of Progress. The New York delegation was headed by L.W. Kaufman, chamber president."
"When 140 members of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce visited the World's Fair recently they presented Rufus. C. Dawes (left) a half keg of specially brewed beer from one of the New York breweries. L.W. Kaufman, president of the Staten Island organization is shown making the presentation to President Dawes while C. Meyer of the brewery looks on."
"When Ella Nora Newholm, a post office clerk, of 118 South 14th Ave., East Duluth, Minn., stepped into the turnstile at the 12th St. entrance to the World's Fair on Tuesday night, September 4th, she had no idea she was making history. As she dropped her ticket into the hands of the guide on the gate she became the 10,000,000th visitor to A Century of Progress Exposition. She was greeted by M.M. Tveter, comptroller of the Fair and presented with a veritable armload of gifts, among which were: a Hild floor polishing machine, a ham, a clock, and other fine presents."
"When Mrs. Louisa Schmidt, 72, visited the World's Fair today (Monday) she wanted to see the furniture exhibits in the General Exhibits building as they brought back memories of the days when she worked in a similar display at the Philadelphia Centennial in 1876. Mrs. Schmidt whose home is in Atlantic City brought her gate and employee pass of the 1876 Exposition with her."
"When Mrs. Vernon Moore (upper left) of Sao Paulo, Brazil, who as Francis Dagmera was premiere danseuse in many noted productions with the Pavley-Oukrainsky ballet, visited the Mexican Village at the World's Fair, she met two other former premieres, Mrs. E. McDonald (Marie Nemeroff), right, and Mrs. Howard Mayer (Helene Samuels). All three were premieres with the internationally known ballet from 1922 to 1925."
"When the sixteenth and last millionth visitor enters the World's Fair today (Wednesday) he or she will be showered with gifts valued at several hundred dollars. A few of these gifts, donated by exhibitors of the Fair, are shown heaped around Miss Naomi Anderson. Even the rug on which she is sitting is a gift for the honored visitor."
"Whistler would have been proud to paint a mother like this one! Mrs. J.E. Benedict, 85 years old, 6715 Greenview Ave., winner of the North Side Day contest for the most attractive grandmother held at the World's Fair yesterday stole the show from her younger rivals in the beauty contests."
"William P. Wilkerson (Cherokee), president of the Indian Council Fire, confers with Marie Martinez, one of the outstanding pottery makers in the world, and Whirling Thunder seated at the left, and Clear Water (Ottawa) about the plans for American Indian Day at the World's Fair, which will be observed Friday, September 7th."
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