University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[A sign announcing the 1913 silent motion picture drama, "The Battle of Bull Run," a film about the famous
1. [A sign announcing the 1913 silent motion picture drama, "The Battle of Bull Run," a film about the famous U.S. Civil War battle fought in 1861. The Battle of Bull Run was the first major battle of the Civil War. The two armies would face off again a year later in the Second Battle of Bull Run. The Union Army was defeated in both battles.]
[Fair dignitaries posing with Frank Buck and the Sultan of Johore at the dedication of the 'Bring 'Em
2. [Fair dignitaries posing with Frank Buck and the Sultan of Johore at the dedication of the 'Bring 'Em Back Alive' show on the Midway at A Century of Progress International Exposition. Second from left is Rufus C. Dawes, president of A Century of Progress. The Sultan of Johore is standing on the right, with Buck third from right.]
'The grand champions of the square dance. Sylvia Riley, 16, 3342 Oketo Avenue and Steve Horvath, 18,
3. 'The grand champions of the square dance. Sylvia Riley, 16, 3342 Oketo Avenue and Steve Horvath, 18, 3311 Pontiac Avenue were adjudged the best team of two in the National Square Dance Contest finals at the Lagoon Theater at the Century of Progress, Sunday. Both, in addition to winning the individual prize, were members of the team of eight that captured second place in that division. The contest, which has been running for a week, was for $1500 in cash in merchandise prizes. It was sponsored by the Reliance Manufacturing Company."
"A Model Dress Shop with mannequins posing upon revolving stages and curtains which open and close automatically
4. "A Model Dress Shop with mannequins posing upon revolving stages and curtains which open and close automatically is one of a series of model shops displayed in miniature at the Electric Light and Power Industry's exhibit on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the Chicago World's Fair."

"Alice in Lightland aided by the magician 'Electricity' presents an unusual display of artistic effects
5. "Alice in Lightland aided by the magician 'Electricity' presents an unusual display of artistic effects in the Electric Light and Power Industry's exhibit on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the Chicago World's Fair."
"An Electric Eye Size Sorter which automatically sorts ball bearings correctly according to size is one
6. "An Electric Eye Size Sorter which automatically sorts ball bearings correctly according to size is one of the 'wonders' on display at the exhibit of the Electric Light and Power Industry on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the World's Fair."
"Artistic lighting effects are used on this statue which is on display at the exhibit of the Electric
7. "Artistic lighting effects are used on this statue which is on display at the exhibit of the Electric Light and Power Industry on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the World's Fair." [The statue is large, white, and beautiful.]
"Electricity at Work in the model show window presents such features as indirect lighting, a revolving
8. "Electricity at Work in the model show window presents such features as indirect lighting, a revolving platform for mannequins and many other innovations at the exhibit of the Electric Light and Power Industry on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the World's Fair."

"George Blagden, husky long distance swimmer, who represented the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Memphis,
9. "George Blagden, husky long distance swimmer, who represented the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Memphis, Tenn., in the 15 mile marathon grind at A Century of Progress in 1933, finishing second to Marvin Nelson, of Fort Dodge, Iowa, is out to capture the championship event when it is again staged on Sunday, July 22nd, at the World's Fair in Chicago. Nelson set a new American record of 7 hours, 22 minutes and 24 3-5 seconds to lead Blagden across the finishing line. Blagden is reported in great trim for the grueling battle. The race is sponsored by William Randolph Hearst, who has posted a purse of $10,000, the winner to receive $5,000.The race will start at the Seventy-ninth Street beach on Chicago's south side, with the course laid along the shore line of Lake Michigan and the last seven miles to be swum in the World's Fair Lagoon."
"Heber J. Grant, president of the Mormon Church, was a guest at the World's Fair today (Tuesday, September
10. "Heber J. Grant, president of the Mormon Church, was a guest at the World's Fair today (Tuesday, September 11). Left to right are Mrs. J. Reuben Clark, President Grant, Mrs. Grant, and J. Reuben Clark, second counselor to the president of the church and a former ambassador to Mexico, as they arrived at the Fair where they were greeted officially by Rufus C. Dawes, president of the Exposition."
"Here are presented the various methods of concealed and exposed wiring which are on display at the Electric
11. "Here are presented the various methods of concealed and exposed wiring which are on display at the Electric Light and Power Industry's exhibit on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the World's Fair."
"Here are presented various electrical heating appliances which occupy a prominent part of the exhibit
12. "Here are presented various electrical heating appliances which occupy a prominent part of the exhibit of the Electric Light and Power Industry on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the World's Fair."

"Here are shown the two ten ton Frigidaire condensing units which provide a change of air every two minutes
13. "Here are shown the two ten ton Frigidaire condensing units which provide a change of air every two minutes in the Electric Light and Power Industry's puppet theater on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the World's Fair. The complete process of the air-cooling unit in operation is also on display at the exhibit."
"Here is depicted in miniature the first Edison Central Station which was constructed in New York in
14. "Here is depicted in miniature the first Edison Central Station which was constructed in New York in 1882. This is shown as a part of the exhibit of the Electric Light and Power Industry on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the World's Fair."
"Here is depicted the perfect home work shop which is a feature of the Electric Light and Power Industry's
15. "Here is depicted the perfect home work shop which is a feature of the Electric Light and Power Industry's exhibit on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the Chicago World's Fair."
"Men at work on the modern work benches, tool cabinets, hand tools, and gadgets which are included in
16. "Men at work on the modern work benches, tool cabinets, hand tools, and gadgets which are included in the equipment of the model home work shop on exhibit at the Electric Light and Power Industry's display on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the Chicago World's Fair."

"Professor Avard Fairbanks, sculptor, of the Division of Fine Arts, University of Michigan, who created
17. "Professor Avard Fairbanks, sculptor, of the Division of Fine Arts, University of Michigan, who created the statue, 'Tragedy at Winter Quarters,' has just completed a companion piece to that classic. The second work, 'New Life,' depicting American folk of today, is seen here. It also is attracting thousands of visitors to A Century of Progress."
"Shown here is a milk irradiator used to put Vitamin D in milk by means of exposing the milk to ultra-violet
18. "Shown here is a milk irradiator used to put Vitamin D in milk by means of exposing the milk to ultra-violet rays. This machine is shown as a part of the Electric Light and Power Industry's exhibit on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the World's Fair."
"Spectrum of Electromagnetic Radiation which is on display as a part of the exhibit of the Electric Light
19. "Spectrum of Electromagnetic Radiation which is on display as a part of the exhibit of the Electric Light and Power Industry on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the Chicago World's Fair."
"The bespectacled youth on the right is Dennis O' Shea, pie-eating champion of the 1934 World's Fair.
20. "The bespectacled youth on the right is Dennis O' Shea, pie-eating champion of the 1934 World's Fair. Dennis inhaled a six-inch blueberry pie in one minute and thirteen seconds to win a contest staged at the Armour Building on Children's Day. At the left is Edward Jackson, who took third place in the contest, and Bob Callow, winner of the second prize, is in the middle. Callow might have won but he overlooked a bit of the filling which dropped off onto his plate and a vigilant judge made him clean it up."
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