University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[A diorama depicting the John Kinzie's home near Fort Dearborn, Chicago. Kinzie bought his home from
1. [A diorama depicting the John Kinzie's home near Fort Dearborn, Chicago. Kinzie bought his home from Jean Baptise Point DuSable, the first non-native settler in Chicago, in the 1780s and began a trading business with nearby Potawatomi Indians. Kinzie's wife, Eleanor, grew up among the Seneca as a captive.]
[Bathroom appliance display at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
2. [Bathroom appliance display at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
[Model of boring machine invented by John "Iron-Mad" Wilkinson, an eighteenth-century British industrialist.]
3. [Model of boring machine invented by John "Iron-Mad" Wilkinson, an eighteenth-century British industrialist.]
[One of the first steam locomotives to run on rails, built by inventor Colonel John Stevens, on display
4. [One of the first steam locomotives to run on rails, built by inventor Colonel John Stevens, on display at A Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. The prototype locomotive on display here contained a boiler steam propulsion system attached to a wagon.]

[Photo of Vaughn Shoemaker's 1932 Chicago Daily News cartoon depicting his iconic character "John Q.
5. [Photo of Vaughn Shoemaker's 1932 Chicago Daily News cartoon depicting his iconic character "John Q. Public" telling the artist "Chicago" that his painting announcing the grand opening of A Century of Progress will be a masterpiece.]
[The Crane Company Station exhibit at A Century of Progress International Exposition, ca. 1933-1934.
6. [The Crane Company Station exhibit at A Century of Progress International Exposition, ca. 1933-1934. The exhibit featured a bus stop and cases displaying the latest in plumbing and heating accessories.]
"'Boy Howdy! This is our idea of a sandwich,' exclaims Audrey Hoesch and Glen Hillgartner as they bite
7. "'Boy Howdy! This is our idea of a sandwich,' exclaims Audrey Hoesch and Glen Hillgartner as they bite into the first portion of the world's largest ham sandwich today at the World's Fair, while Phillip R. Reed, treasurer of Armour & Company; Ed Graule, chef, and John R. Thompson, Jr., look on. This eight foot square sandwich on which more than 1,200 children feasted, weighed 325 pounds."
"A view of the Lagoon theater, grandstand and the John R. Thompson twin restaurants as seen from the
8. "A view of the Lagoon theater, grandstand and the John R. Thompson twin restaurants as seen from the Hiram Walker 'Doodlebug' in the north lagoon at A Century of Progress. The theater has been roofed and a permanent stage built on spiles has replaced the roofless stands and floating stage of 1933. The changes were made because of the extreme popularity of the theater last year. At the left may be seen the completed unit of the Thompson restaurants, which began serving food today."

"As a reward for their efforts in a citizenship contest conducted by the board of education and the city
9. "As a reward for their efforts in a citizenship contest conducted by the board of education and the city parks and playgrounds, these boys were assigned to executive positions at the World's Fair today (Thursday, August 23) as part of the North Side Day program at the Fair. The young executives, front row, left to right, are: Louis Miniscalco, 15, as secretary; Chester Andrezak, 17, chief of the events division; Floyd Jacobson, 15, director of exhibits; Herman Loper, 14, director of foreign and federal participation; Bernard Galivan, 15, director of promotion and publicity; and Carl Marziana, 17, assistant to the general manager. Back row, left to right, Lawrence Hatton, 17, director of concessions; Charles Felice, 15, chief of the protocol; Anthony Graziano, 17, legal counsel; LeGrand Malany, 16, assistant to the general manager, and John Maheras, 14, general manager. Don Schmidt, 16, was so busy carrying on as president of the Exposition, and Joseph Wirt, 16, chief of public protection, was so busy making arrangements to meet Ed Wynn, that neither had time to pose for the picture."
"Divine powers may open jail doors but not the Chicago World's Fair gates, according to Prophet Jonas
10. "Divine powers may open jail doors but not the Chicago World's Fair gates, according to Prophet Jonas Israel - never known by his worldly name of John B. Nash - a visitor to the Fair today (Friday). The prophet has spent a good deal of time in jails and walked out of many of them through the aid of divine power, he says. He paid 50 cents to get into the Fair."
"John Jay high school, Cleveland, Ohio, was awarded the Century of Progress trophy given to the school
11. "John Jay high school, Cleveland, Ohio, was awarded the Century of Progress trophy given to the school which won the greatest number of individual awards in the International commercial schools contest concluded at the World's Fair Thursday night (June 28th). E.W. Harrison, teacher in the school received the award from Col. Robert Isham Randolph, assistant to the general manager of the Fair. To the right is Violet Molner, Cleveland, who won first place in the amateur shorthand event for high schools."
"John Pane-Gasser, leading dramatic tenor [of the] Chicago Grand Opera Company."
12. "John Pane-Gasser, leading dramatic tenor [of the] Chicago Grand Opera Company."

"John Pane-Gasser, leading dramatic tenor with the Chicago Grand Opera Company, who has been chosen to
13. "John Pane-Gasser, leading dramatic tenor with the Chicago Grand Opera Company, who has been chosen to sing The Star Spangled Banner to inaugurate the opening ceremonies at A Century of Progress."
"Marchese Alberto Rossi-Longhi, (center) charge d'affaires at the Italian Embassy in Washington who presented
14. "Marchese Alberto Rossi-Longhi, (center) charge d'affaires at the Italian Embassy in Washington who presented the Balbo shaft at the World's Fair to the city of Chicago yesterday (Sunday, July 15) on behalf of the Italian government, enjoys some real Italian wine at a reception in the World's Fair Italian village. Left to right are Guiseppe Castruccio, Italian consul-general in Chicago, Mrs. R. Townsend McKeever, the Marchese, Mrs. Joseph Bauer, and Judge John S. Sbarbaro."
"More than 1200 children attending the World's Fair today (Thursday) feasted on the world's largest ham
15. "More than 1200 children attending the World's Fair today (Thursday) feasted on the world's largest ham sandwich prepared by the John R. Thompson Company. This eight foot square sandwich weighed 325 pounds, its ingredients consisting of 260 pounds of dough, 60 pounds of ham and 10 pounds of butter."
"Past national commander Edwin J. Foster, 88, and Fred H. Bishop, 85, commander of the Department of
16. "Past national commander Edwin J. Foster, 88, and Fred H. Bishop, 85, commander of the Department of Massachusetts, Grand Army of the Republic, visit Chicago's World's Fair. They are being shown some of the exhibits by Capt. John W. Gorby."

"Residents of South Dakota visit their state exhibit in the Court of States at the World's Fair, and
17. "Residents of South Dakota visit their state exhibit in the Court of States at the World's Fair, and admire the outlines of the Mt. Rushmore as they are shown in the diorama in the display. From left to right in back: Chief Red Feather of Pine Ridge; Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Owen, Hot Springs; Mr. and Mrs. G.H. Ryan of Deadwood. Katherine, Mary, John and Larry Ryan are in the foreground."
"Sidney Gorham, John R. Thompson, Jr., and Mrs. Lenox R. Lohr raise a flag to mark the dedication of
18. "Sidney Gorham, John R. Thompson, Jr., and Mrs. Lenox R. Lohr raise a flag to mark the dedication of the south unit of the John R. Thompson company building. John R. Thompson is president of the company."
"Sidney Gorham, John R. Thompson, Jr., and Mrs. Lenox R. Lohr raise a flag to mark the dedication of
19. "Sidney Gorham, John R. Thompson, Jr., and Mrs. Lenox R. Lohr raise a flag to mark the dedication of the south unit of the John R. Thompson company building. John R. Thompson is president of the company."
"The one millionth visitor to the Sears-Roebuck model home at A Century of Progress was received yesterday
20. "The one millionth visitor to the Sears-Roebuck model home at A Century of Progress was received yesterday by John H. Mullen, director of the exhibit. The lucky visitor was Mrs. Dorothy Trengove of Catlettsburg, Kentucky. Mrs. Trengove was presented with a vacuum cleaner and a watch."
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