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 (12)
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[A Century of Progress census map exhibit showing the net change in U.S. population after births, deaths,
1. [A Century of Progress census map exhibit showing the net change in U.S. population after births, deaths, immigration, and emigration is calculated. The map estimated a net gain of one person every 37 seconds, with a U.S. population reaching just over 125,550,000 people.]
[Exterior view of the nearly completed General Exhibits building at A Century of Progress, just over
2. [Exterior view of the nearly completed General Exhibits building at A Century of Progress, just over a week before the grand opening of the Fair.]
[Ground level view of the Hall of Science. The souvenir shop and park benches are just to the left of
3. [Ground level view of the Hall of Science. The souvenir shop and park benches are just to the left of the main entrance.]
[Ground-level view of the Radio Flyer display at the Century of Progress Enchanted Island exhibit. Photo
4. [Ground-level view of the Radio Flyer display at the Century of Progress Enchanted Island exhibit. Photo was taken in May of 1933, just one week before the grand opening of the Fair.]

[Interior view of one of the pavilions under construction at the General Exhibits building, Century of
5. [Interior view of one of the pavilions under construction at the General Exhibits building, Century of Progress. This photo was taken in April of 1933, just one month before the grand opening of the Fair.]
[Interior view of one of the pavilions under construction at the General Exhibits building, Century of
6. [Interior view of one of the pavilions under construction at the General Exhibits building, Century of Progress. This photo was taken in April of 1933, just one month before the grand opening of the Fair.]
[One of the main entrances to the Century of Progress "Oriental Village." The facade of the exhibit featured
7. [One of the main entrances to the Century of Progress "Oriental Village." The facade of the exhibit featured Islamic art and architecture.] [There are four towers that look like they are part of a church. There are a lot of people that look like they just left the church in front of the towers.]
[Parade in front of the Czechoslovakia pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition,
8. [Parade in front of the Czechoslovakia pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. The Century of Progress showcased the artistic, cultural, and scientific achievements of Czechoslovakia, then a newly independent country that had won its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the end of World War One. Anton Cermak, mayor of Chicago from 1931 until his assassination in 1933, just a few months prior to the Century of Progress grand opening, was a Czech immigrant from Bohemia.]

"Entertainers, just arrived from Spain, are received at the World's Fair by Col. Robert Isham Randolph,
9. "Entertainers, just arrived from Spain, are received at the World's Fair by Col. Robert Isham Randolph, assistant to the General Manager and Lenox R. Lohr, General Manager of A Century of Progress. They will appear throughout the season at the Spanish Village."
"Gloria Swanson looks up and gasps as W.R. Voght, superintendent of the Skyride, points out the platform,
10. "Gloria Swanson looks up and gasps as W.R. Voght, superintendent of the Skyride, points out the platform, 628 feet straight up, from which she has just previewed the 1934 World's Fair. She was the first 1934 Skyride rider."
"Herbert Laufman, 13, of Houston, Texas, is showing his fellow townsman, Ervin Lee Stein, Il., just how
11. "Herbert Laufman, 13, of Houston, Texas, is showing his fellow townsman, Ervin Lee Stein, Il., just how the model "L" cars operate at the Rapid Transit exhibit in the Hall of Science at the World's Fair in Chicago. The two boys visited A Century of Progress as guests of the Houston Examiner."
"It's 'curtains' for those familiar, old, green Pullman curtains. They're out. This photo posed to show
12. "It's 'curtains' for those familiar, old, green Pullman curtains. They're out. This photo posed to show the new arrangement in the flashing, 110-miles-an-hour, all-aluminum streamlined Pullman Pacific train which is being exhibited at the World's Fair of 1934 in Chicago. Just close the aluminum door and presto, it's a nice private drawing room, convenient and homelike even if it was just a Pullman section during the daytime."

"Just Like Home -- so these three Senoritas say as they inspect the Spanish Village at the World's Fair.
13. "Just Like Home -- so these three Senoritas say as they inspect the Spanish Village at the World's Fair. The Village is an exact copy from the sketches and photos made in Spain early this year by D.H. Burnham, architect. Left to right the Senoritas are Yolanda Diaz, Maria Olverez, and Maria de la Vega."
"Mrs. Arthur Hand, wife of the first violinist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is a champion rooter
14. "Mrs. Arthur Hand, wife of the first violinist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is a champion rooter during a championship softball game at Grant Park, Chicago, today (Monday, July 23), as her husband's concert associates were defeating the Detroit Symphony Orchestra by a score of 18 to 17. On frequent occasions she pranced right out upon the first base coaching line to scream words of encouragement to the victorious Chicagoan Symphonians. Here she is pictured just as the winning run went over the plate."
"Patricia Marquam, Fair beauty queen, and Phil Baker, Armour's star jester on the radio, see and hear
15. "Patricia Marquam, Fair beauty queen, and Phil Baker, Armour's star jester on the radio, see and hear each other over the very latest in two-way telephone-television at the Television theater in the Electrical building at the new World's Fair in Chicago. This picture shows the manner in which the phone booths are equipped and the image each saw. Patricia has just interrupted one of Phil's jokes with a merry quip of her own which, as can be seen, beings a broad grin to Phil's face."
"Professor Avard Fairbanks, sculptor, of the Division of Fine Arts, University of Michigan, who created
16. "Professor Avard Fairbanks, sculptor, of the Division of Fine Arts, University of Michigan, who created the statue, 'Tragedy at Winter Quarters,' has just completed a companion piece to that classic. The second work, 'New Life,' depicting American folk of today, is seen here. It also is attracting thousands of visitors to A Century of Progress."

"The new exhibit house to be shown at the Century of Progress Exposition this year by General Houses,
17. "The new exhibit house to be shown at the Century of Progress Exposition this year by General Houses, Inc., will rise just south of the Lincoln Group on the lake front. This attractive five-room dwelling with attached garage will be a 'house of steel,' for this material will be used on the interior walls and ceiling as well as for the outside walls. The interior of the house is to be furnished throughout in a manner consistent with modern style trends. Howard T. Fisher is president and chief architect of the company."
   
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