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 (4)

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Kaufmann & Fabry co. (2)
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[Portrait of Woodrow Wilson, the twenty-eighth President of the United States. To the left is a smaller
1. [Portrait of Woodrow Wilson, the twenty-eighth President of the United States. To the left is a smaller portrait of Harper's Weekly editor Colonel George Harvey, an early supporter of Wilson's candidacy for U.S. President. To the right is Colonel Henry Watterson, the renowned editor of the Louisville Courier Journal. The caption below notes that Colonel Watterson was outraged over Wilson's decision to politically distance his presidential campaign from Colonel Harvey and Harper's Weekly. Wilson believed that Colonel Harvey's Wall Street connections would turn off voters in the general election.]
"Harvey Firestone, tire magnate, presents Virgil A. Cullberg, farmer, of Near Paton, Iowa, with complete
2. "Harvey Firestone, tire magnate, presents Virgil A. Cullberg, farmer, of Near Paton, Iowa, with complete set of tractor wheels and tires when the latter signs as the two millionth visitor to the Firestone exhibit at the World's Fair."
"This is Fred Allen but it isn't Fred Allen, if you get what we mean! It's a mechanical Fred Allen and
3. "This is Fred Allen but it isn't Fred Allen, if you get what we mean! It's a mechanical Fred Allen and it's the first robot to be made with actual human features. "Fred" is also the first comedian mechanical man for he wisecracks and grimaces very like the real Allen. He talks, moves his hand, shows his teeth, raises his eyebrows and chuckles, but not all at once. He will perform continuously at the new World's Fair in the Ipana exhibit of the Bristol-Myers Company. Jean Hendry and Lillian Harvey from the Midget Village are shown welcoming him to the Fair."
"This portrait of Edison, Ford, and Firestone done by H. Harrington Betts is displayed on the walls of
4. "This portrait of Edison, Ford, and Firestone done by H. Harrington Betts is displayed on the walls of the Electric Light and Power Industry's exhibit on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the World's Fair."

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