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 (11)

Subject
Dioramas (5)
Indigenous Peoples (3)
Exhibition Buildings (3)
Frontier & Pioneer Lif... (2)
Beauty Contests (1)
Cafes (1)
Cliff Dwellings (1)
Diving (1)
Aerial Photographs (1)
Agriculture (1)

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Kaufmann & Fabry co. (3)

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2.75x2 (1)
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[Aerial view of the Century of Progress. The Streets of Paris, one of the most popular exhibits at the
1. [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.]
[Aimee Semple McPherson (seated on the left) at the Streets of Paris outdoor café. McPherson was a controversial
2. [Aimee Semple McPherson (seated on the left) at the Streets of Paris outdoor café. McPherson was a controversial Pentecostal evangelist and founder of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel.]
[Picture of a neo-classical Vaudeville sign the last half of an unnamed program will take place next
3. [Picture of a neo-classical Vaudeville sign the last half of an unnamed program will take place next week. The Century of Progress' best-known vaudeville act was burlesque dancer Sally Rand, who thrilled audiences with her fan dance at the Streets of Paris exhibition.]
[The main entrance to the Century of Progress Streets of Paris exhibition.]
4. [The main entrance to the Century of Progress Streets of Paris exhibition.]

[U.S. Army marching band assembled in front of the Pantheon building at A Century of Progress. The building
5. [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.]
"Diorama of a general view of A Century of Progress. Constructed for the International Colonial Exposition
6. "Diorama of a general view of A Century of Progress. Constructed for the International Colonial Exposition at Paris, 1931."
"Diorama of a scene in Alaska showing Agriculture and Forestry. Constructed for the International Colonial
7. "Diorama of a scene in Alaska showing Agriculture and Forestry. Constructed for the International Colonial Exposition at Paris, 1931."
"Diorama of Fort Dearborn, ca. 1809. Constructed for the International and Colonial Exposition, Paris,
8. "Diorama of Fort Dearborn, ca. 1809. Constructed for the International and Colonial Exposition, Paris, 1931."

"Diorama of the Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado. Constructed for the International Colonial
9. "Diorama of the Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado. Constructed for the International Colonial Exposition at Paris, 1931."
"Diorama showing scene typical of Indian life in the Blackfoot country. Constructed for the International
10. "Diorama showing scene typical of Indian life in the Blackfoot country. Constructed for the International Colonial Exposition at Paris, 1931."
"Louise Schwartz, 16-year old winner of the beauty contest conducted by the American legion at Vincennes,
11. "Louise Schwartz, 16-year old winner of the beauty contest conducted by the American legion at Vincennes, Ind., meets Jane Fauntz, former Olympic Games girl's diving champion at Swift Bandshell at the World's Fair. By winning the contest from a field of 30 other contestants, Louise and her mother, Mrs. Gladys Schwartz, earned trips to the Century of Progress. Louise expressed a wish to see some of the famous swimmers in action. She did; moreover she met them and went into the water with the stars. In this picture you see Louise, left, with Miss Fauntz, featured on the diving springboard of the Streets of Paris."
 

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