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 (5)

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Kaufmann & Fabry co. (3)

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Music (2)
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Softball (1)
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[Arthur J. Lamb and Alfred Solman's 1906 American musical, "We Parted as the Sun Went Down."]
1. [Arthur J. Lamb and Alfred Solman's 1906 American musical, "We Parted as the Sun Went Down."]
[Charles Stein demonstrates the use of a theremin musical instrument. The theremin was an early electronic
2. [Charles Stein demonstrates the use of a theremin musical instrument. The theremin was an early electronic musical device that was played by moving the performer's hands around the antennas without actually touching the instrument.]
"Dan Seidenberg, first cellist, whose home run blast to deep center field at Grant Park shattered a deadlocked
3. "Dan Seidenberg, first cellist, whose home run blast to deep center field at Grant Park shattered a deadlocked softball game between the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in the seventh inning today (Monday, July 23), boosted the Chicago concert masters to a sensational 18 to 17 victory today. The Chicago symphony Orchestra plays twice daily at Swift bandshell at the World's Fair while the Detroit Symphony Orchestra is filling a long engagement at Ford Gardens, also at the great exhibition. The games was to determine the softball championship between these two outstanding musical organizations."
"This committee of music authorities selected the winners in the Midway Song contest. The critics shown
4. "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."

"Three new musical instruments, an electrical violin, a clavier, and an electrical guitar, attract much
5. "Three new musical instruments, an electrical violin, a clavier, and an electrical guitar, attract much comment from spectators at the outdoor science theater in the court of the Hall of Science at the World's Fair. The instruments are the invention of Lloyd Loar, lecturer on the physics of music at Northwestern University, who is seated at the clavier. The other musicians are Charles Stein (left) and Ruth Brenner (right). The instruments produce an electrical current which is amplified and converted into sound by the loudspeaker shown in the picture."
   

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