University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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Date
ca. 1933-1934 (8)

Subject
Amusement Rides (6)
Construction (3)
Progress Photographs (3)
Roller Coasters (2)
Girders (1)
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Creator
Kaufmann & Fabry co. (4)

Format
7.5x9.5 (3)
2.75x2 (2)
6.75x12 (1)
7.25x9.5 (1)
8x10 (1)

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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.]
[Close-up view of the Skyride with the Hall of Science in the foreground. Also visible on the upper right
2. [Close-up view of the Skyride with the Hall of Science in the foreground. Also visible on the upper right are two "rocket cars" transporting Fair patrons across the Skyride at an elevation of 210 feet. The ride across the Skyride took about four minutes.]
[Photograph of two men standing on the construction site where the Sky Ride was to be built for the Century
3. [Photograph of two men standing on the construction site where the Sky Ride was to be built for the Century of Progress International Exposition.]
[The roller coaster ride at the Century of Progress Midway. The Midway was a nod to the amusement rides
4. [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
5. [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.]
"Paul Revere, famous by his audacious ride, was a renowned silversmith and had a shop in Boston. The
6. "Paul Revere, famous by his audacious ride, was a renowned silversmith and had a shop in Boston. The elegant lady in her soft blue flowery fashioned dress is showing a platter to her husband. His gray silver trimmed suit with the embroidered vest is of latest cut and proves that Revere's workmanship was appreciated in the best society."
"Striking in color and architecture and with an attractive Sky Ride studded background, the Italian building
7. "Striking in color and architecture and with an attractive Sky Ride studded background, the Italian building at A Century of Progress was the subject for this interesting miniature camera study by William Burton Larsen, 7208 Ridge Boulevard, Chicago. This is one of the 49 beautiful pictures hung out of the 360 entries in the recent contest sponsored at the Hall of Photography by the Miniature Camera Club of Chicago."
"Workman on one of the steel girders of the Sky Ride."
8. "Workman on one of the steel girders of the Sky Ride."

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