University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[One of the model home exhibits at A Century of Progress.]
61. [One of the model home exhibits at A Century of Progress.]
[One of the soda shops on or nearby the Century of Progress fairgrounds.]
62. [One of the soda shops on or nearby the Century of Progress fairgrounds.]
[One of the toilets inside the Hall of Science bathroom.]
63. [One of the toilets inside the Hall of Science bathroom.]
[Ornamental figure that adorned one of the sides of the Agricultural building at A Century of Progress
64. [Ornamental figure that adorned one of the sides of the Agricultural building at A Century of Progress International Exposition, ca. 1933-1934. The figure is a man breaking the ground with a shovel.]

[Ornamental figure that adorned one of the sides of the Agricultural building at A Century of Progress
65. [Ornamental figure that adorned one of the sides of the Agricultural building at A Century of Progress International Exposition, ca. 1933-1934. The figure is a man breaking the ground with a shovel.]
[Ornamental figure that adorned one of the sides of the Agricultural building at A Century of Progress
66. [Ornamental figure that adorned one of the sides of the Agricultural building at A Century of Progress International Exposition, ca. 1933-1934. The figure is a man breaking the ground with a shovel.]
[Parade in front of the Czechoslovakia pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition,
67. [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.]
[Photo of initial construction work for one the exhibition buildings for A Century of Progress International
68. [Photo of initial construction work for one the exhibition buildings for A Century of Progress International Exposition.]

[Possible portrait of early American statesmen and inventor Ben Franklin conducting his famous lightening
69. [Possible portrait of early American statesmen and inventor Ben Franklin conducting his famous lightening experiment with his son. In 1752, Franklin flew a kite with a metal key attached during a thunderstorm to prove that lightening was made of electricity. Although European scientists were already conducting similar experiments with electricity, Franklin is credited as the first one to propose using a metal rod or some other conductor to draw off electricity from lightening. Franklin's scientific achievements won him the admiration of Enlightenment intellectuals in Europe and North America and secured his reputation as a leading scientist.]
[The Johnson Motor and Boat exhibit. On display here was one of the company's latest designs of boats.]
70. [The Johnson Motor and Boat exhibit. On display here was one of the company's latest designs of boats.]
[The National Editorial Association poses for a group photo near one of the entrances to A Century of
71. [The National Editorial Association poses for a group photo near one of the entrances to A Century of Progress. This photo is undated.]
[The Skyride at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Supporting the structure
72. [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.]

[The Skyride at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Supporting the structure
73. [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.]
[The Skyride at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Supporting the structure
74. [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.]
[The Skyride at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Supporting the structure
75. [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.]
[U.S. Army marching band assembled in front of the Pantheon building at A Century of Progress. The building
76. [U.S. Army marching band assembled in front of the Pantheon building at A Century of Progress. The building housed the famed "Pantheon de la Guerre," a giant panorama of World War I painted on a canvas 45 feet high and over the length of one football field. Over 130 French artists worked on the Pantheon in Paris during the First World War. The painting depicted a procession of political and military leaders from over 20 Allied nations.]

[View from below of one of the elevated halls to the Century of Progress Hall of Science exhibit. [The
77. [View from below of one of the elevated halls to the Century of Progress Hall of Science exhibit. [The photo was taken while the building was under construction in December of 1931.]
[View of one of the bathrooms inside the Hall of Science.]
78. [View of one of the bathrooms inside the Hall of Science.]
[View of one of the facades to the Electrical Group building.]
79. [View of one of the facades to the Electrical Group building.]
[View of the one of the entrances to Old Fort Dearborn from the inside looking out.]
80. [View of the one of the entrances to Old Fort Dearborn from the inside looking out.]
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