University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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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.]
[A close up view of one of the entrances of the Electrical Group building at A Century of Progress International
2. [A close up view of one of the entrances of the Electrical Group building at A Century of Progress International Exposition in early 1933, a few months before the opening of Fair.]
[A depiction of one of fairgrounds at A Century of Progress International Exposition.]
3. [A depiction of one of fairgrounds at A Century of Progress International Exposition.]
[A marble house at the Enchanted Island exhibit one month before the grand opening of the Century of
4. [A marble house at the Enchanted Island exhibit one month before the grand opening of the Century of Progress International Exposition.]

[A model ship being built for one of the exhibits at A Century of Progress International Exposition.]
5. [A model ship being built for one of the exhibits at A Century of Progress International Exposition.]
[A view of the Adler Planetarium in 1932. Built in 1930 by Max Adler, a philanthropist and former vice-president
6. [A view of the Adler Planetarium in 1932. Built in 1930 by Max Adler, a philanthropist and former vice-president of the Sears Roebuck & Co., the Adler Planetarium was one of the attractions at A Century of Progress.]
[A View of the Skyride at night. Supporting the structure at opposite ends were two steel towers 638
7. [A View of the Skyride at night. Supporting the structure at opposite ends were two steel towers 638 feet tall and 3/8 of a mile apart. According to Fair promoters, high-speed elevators transported passengers took to the tops of the towers in less than one minute.]
[A View of the Skyride at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Supporting the
8. [A View of the Skyride at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Supporting the structure at opposite ends were two steel towers 638 feet tall and 3/8 of a mile apart. According to Fair promoters, high-speed elevators transported passengers took to the tops of the towers in less than one minute.]

[Admiral Byrd's flagship "City of New York" arrives in Chicago for A Century of Progress. Byrd sailed
9. [Admiral Byrd's flagship "City of New York" arrives in Chicago for A Century of Progress. Byrd sailed the City of New York during one of his famous expeditions to the Antarctic.]
[Admiral Byrd's flagship "City of New York" arrives in Chicago for A Century of Progress. Byrd sailed
10. [Admiral Byrd's flagship "City of New York" arrives in Chicago for A Century of Progress. Byrd sailed the City of New York during one of his famous expeditions to the Antarctic.]
[Admiral Byrd's flagship "City of New York" arrives in Chicago for A Century of Progress. Byrd sailed
11. [Admiral Byrd's flagship "City of New York" arrives in Chicago for A Century of Progress. Byrd sailed the City of New York during one of his famous expeditions to the Antarctic.]
[Aerial view of one of the facades to the Electrical Group building.]
12. [Aerial view of one of the facades to the Electrical Group building.]

[Aerial view of the Century of Progress. The Streets of Paris, one of the most popular exhibits at the
13. [Aerial view of the Century of Progress. The Streets of Paris, one of the most popular exhibits at the Fair, is in the foreground to the right.]
[An exhibit depicting the development and use of metallurgy, tools, and machines in human history being
14. [An exhibit depicting the development and use of metallurgy, tools, and machines in human history being constructed for display at one of the Fair's prehistoric exhibits.]
[An unidentified man demonstrating the use of a molecular and geometric model at one of the science exhibits
15. [An unidentified man demonstrating the use of a molecular and geometric model at one of the science exhibits at A Century of Progress International Exposition, ca. 1933-1934.]
[Construction of large wooden figures for the Enchanted Island exhibit at the Century of Progress International
16. [Construction of large wooden figures for the Enchanted Island exhibit at the Century of Progress International Exhibition. Photo was taken in April of 1933, one month before the grand opening of the Fair.]

[Construction of one of the amusement rides at the Enchanted Island exhibit one month before the grand
17. [Construction of one of the amusement rides at the Enchanted Island exhibit one month before the grand opening of the Fair.]
[Construction of the Enchanted Island painting theater one month before the grand opening of the Fair.]
18. [Construction of the Enchanted Island painting theater one month before the grand opening of the Fair.]
[Construction of the Enchanted Island painting theater one month before the grand opening of the Fair.]
19. [Construction of the Enchanted Island painting theater one month before the grand opening of the Fair.]
[Construction of the Federal Building on Northerly Island adjacent to the Court of States exhibit. The
20. [Construction of the Federal Building on Northerly Island adjacent to the Court of States exhibit. The Federal Building featured an art-deco design that included a rotunda and three tower-pylons representing the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of the U.S. government. One of the two towers of the Century of Progress Skyride can be seen to the right of the Federal Building.]
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