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 (22)
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Kaufmann & Fabry co. (13)

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"Shriners to the number of more than two thousand yesterday attended the World's Fair. The band from
21. "Shriners to the number of more than two thousand yesterday attended the World's Fair. The band from Sinai Temple, Montpelier, Vermont, shown here made its official entrance into the grounds at noon, and following the parade played in the Court of States. Moslem Temple Shriners from Detroit marched down the Avenue of Flags and listened to the Detroit Symphony band dedicate a new march to them at the Ford Symphony Gardens."
"The bespectacled youth on the right is Dennis O' Shea, pie-eating champion of the 1934 World's Fair.
22. "The bespectacled youth on the right is Dennis O' Shea, pie-eating champion of the 1934 World's Fair. Dennis inhaled a six-inch blueberry pie in one minute and thirteen seconds to win a contest staged at the Armour Building on Children's Day. At the left is Edward Jackson, who took third place in the contest, and Bob Callow, winner of the second prize, is in the middle. Callow might have won but he overlooked a bit of the filling which dropped off onto his plate and a vigilant judge made him clean it up."
"The smiling Egyptian cat-goddess Bast. Made in lapis-lazuli and adorned with golden earrings. Ptolemaic,
23. "The smiling Egyptian cat-goddess Bast. Made in lapis-lazuli and adorned with golden earrings. Ptolemaic, Egyptian, 3rd Century B.C. Exhibited in the North Wing Hall of Religion at the Century of Progress." ["The cat is wearing earrings. The cat is dark and has big scary eyes but it is smiling like it is happy. The cat's nose looks like a person's nose."]
"This is Fred Allen but it isn't Fred Allen, if you get what we mean! It's a mechanical Fred Allen and
24. "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 was the first store of the Stix, Baer & Fuller in 1881 founded by the Baer Brothers. The showpiece
25. "This was the first store of the Stix, Baer & Fuller in 1881 founded by the Baer Brothers. The showpiece was made for the 50 years anniversary of the firm."
"West Tech high school, Cleveland, Ohio, won the Stowell cup for the second year, in the international
26. "West Tech high school, Cleveland, Ohio, won the Stowell cup for the second year, in the international commercial schools contest concluded at the Chicago World's Fair Thursday night (June 28th). Left to right Leon C. Stowell, donor of the cup, which is awarded to the school of the contestant having the highest dictating machine score; Ruth Homberg, who won the cup for her school, and Col. Robert Isham Randolph, assistant to the general manager of the Fair, who made the awards."
"World's Fair visitors chose Elinor Huesman, 17, of 1102 Loyola Avenue, as the most beautiful of the
27. "World's Fair visitors chose Elinor Huesman, 17, of 1102 Loyola Avenue, as the most beautiful of the beauties representing 30 nationalities, for the title of 'Miss Century of Progress.' She was 'Miss Germany' in the contest which was conducted on the Fair grounds, the selection being made by popular vote. In addition to being a senior at Sullivan High School, Miss Huesman is a dance instructor."
 

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