University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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Kaufmann & Fabry co. (12)
William Burton Larsen (1)

Date
ca. 1933-1934 (12)
1934 (3)

Subject
Amusement Rides (5)
Amusement Parks (4)
Visits of State (3)
Dedications (3)
Masquerades (3)
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[Artist's sketch of the "Ride of the Century" at the Century of Progress.]
1. [Artist's sketch of the "Ride of the Century" at the Century of Progress.]
[Fair dignitaries posing with Frank Buck and the Sultan of Johore at the dedication of the 'Bring 'Em
2. [Fair dignitaries posing with Frank Buck and the Sultan of Johore at the dedication of the 'Bring 'Em Back Alive' show on the Midway at A Century of Progress International Exposition. Second from left is Rufus C. Dawes, president of A Century of Progress. The Sultan of Johore is standing on the right, with Buck third from right.]
[Participants in the 'Parade of the Masques,' which was held on the Boardwalk of the Midway.]
3. [Participants in the 'Parade of the Masques,' which was held on the Boardwalk of the Midway.]
[Photo of the Century of Progress Midway taken by William Burton Larsen. This photo was part of the Century
4. [Photo of the Century of Progress Midway taken by William Burton Larsen. This photo was part of the Century of Progress camera contest at the Hall of Photography.]

[Photo of the Midway and the Ferris wheel at the Century of Progress.]
5. [Photo of the Midway and the Ferris wheel at the Century of Progress.]
[Street view of the Beach Midway at the Century of Progress.]
6. [Street view of the Beach Midway at the Century of Progress.]
[The roller coaster ride at the Century of Progress Midway. The Midway was a nod to the amusement rides
7. [The roller coaster ride at the Century of Progress Midway. The Midway was a nod to the amusement rides at the Midway Plaisance during the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition in 1893.]
[The roller coaster ride at the Century of Progress Midway. The Midway was a nod to the amusement rides
8. [The roller coaster ride at the Century of Progress Midway. The Midway was a nod to the amusement rides at the Midway Plaisance during the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition in 1893.]

[The Sultan of Johore, right, dedicating Frank Buck's 'Bring 'Em Back Alive' show on the Midway at A
9. [The Sultan of Johore, right, dedicating Frank Buck's 'Bring 'Em Back Alive' show on the Midway at A Century of Progress International Exposition. Frank Buck is on the left.]
"Ballyhoo that sparkles on the Century of Progress Midway was caught in all its brilliance by the camera
10. "Ballyhoo that sparkles on the Century of Progress Midway was caught in all its brilliance by the camera of Lou Fowler, 1819 North Park avenue, Chicago. This is one of the 49 unusual views of the fair hung in the Hall of Photography from 360 entries received in the recent contest sponsored by the Miniature Camera Club of Chicago."
"Part of the 700 boys from Pittsburgh who swarmed through the 14th street gates at the new World's Fair
11. "Part of the 700 boys from Pittsburgh who swarmed through the 14th street gates at the new World's Fair today (June 22nd), ready to enjoy everything from the Midway to the Egg Laying contest at the south end of the exposition grounds. They were guests of the Pittsburgh Press, having won the trip through a competition in circulation efforts. Between 8,000 and 10,000 Pittsburgh newsboys are expected to visit the Fair in a similar way this summer, guests of three Pittsburgh newspapers."
"The little Dutch Boy and the Dutch girl, two of the contestants in the 'Parade of the Masques' held
12. "The little Dutch Boy and the Dutch girl, two of the contestants in the 'Parade of the Masques' held on the Boardwalk of the Midway at the New World's Fair, last night (August 8th). Left to right, Martha Nomdem and Fritz Das from the Dutch Village."

"The Sultan of Johore takes advantage of his visit to the new World's Fair where he was honored today
13. "The Sultan of Johore takes advantage of his visit to the new World's Fair where he was honored today (Thursday) to dedicate Frank Buck's 'Bring 'Em Back Alive' show on the Midway. Buck and Sultan have long been personal friends. His Highness is on the right."
"This committee of music authorities selected the winners in the Midway Song contest. The critics shown
14. "This committee of music authorities selected the winners in the Midway Song contest. The critics shown above are, left to right - Joel Lay, director of musical activities at A Century of Progress; Fred Forster, president of the Forster Musical Company, and Henry Selinger, National Broadcasting executive. Herbert Johnson, staff pianist of A Century of Progress, is seated at the piano."
"Two of the contestants who entered in the 'Parade of the Masques' contest held on the Boardwalk of the
15. "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."
 

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