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 (16)
1933 (2)
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Kaufmann & Fabry co. (15)

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Sculpture (8)
Exhibition Buildings (6)
Social Science (5)
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[A side exterior view of the Electrical Group exhibition at A Century of Progress. The sculpture adorning
1. [A side exterior view of the Electrical Group exhibition at A Century of Progress. The sculpture adorning the Southeast facade was entitled "Stellar Energy" and was dedicated to light, "the beginning of everything."]
[Close-up view of the four pylon sculptures that decorate the north side of the Century of Progress Hall
2. [Close-up view of the four pylon sculptures that decorate the north side of the Century of Progress Hall of Social Science.]
[Close-up view of the four pylon sculptures that decorate the north side of the Century of Progress Hall
3. [Close-up view of the four pylon sculptures that decorate the north side of the Century of Progress Hall of Social Science.]
[Diorama of 9122 Longwood Drive, in Beverly, a southwest side neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.]
4. [Diorama of 9122 Longwood Drive, in Beverly, a southwest side neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.]

[Exterior view of a side stairway entrance to the Electrical Group building before the grand opening
5. [Exterior view of a side stairway entrance to the Electrical Group building before the grand opening of the Chicago World's Fair, 1933.]
[Exterior view of the side of the Century of Progress Agricultural Building during construction.]
6. [Exterior view of the side of the Century of Progress Agricultural Building during construction.]
[Four pylon sculptures decorate the north side of the Century of Progress Hall of Social Science.]
7. [Four pylon sculptures decorate the north side of the Century of Progress Hall of Social Science.]
[Four pylon sculptures decorate the north side of the Century of Progress Hall of Social Science.]
8. [Four pylon sculptures decorate the north side of the Century of Progress Hall of Social Science.]

[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's
9. [Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's giant airplane design celebrated Italo Balbo's transatlantic flight to the Century of Progress in 1933. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and a minister in Benito Mussolini's government. The front of the building also resembled the bundled fasces, an ancient symbol of the Roman Republic that was adopted by Italian and German fascists in the 20th century. Seen here is the north side of the Pavilion's auditorium room.]
[Light sculpture that flanked the side of the Electrical Building exhibit at the Century of Progress
10. [Light sculpture that flanked the side of the Electrical Building exhibit at the Century of Progress Exposition.]
[Nighttime view of four pylon sculptures that decorate the north side of the Century of Progress Hall
11. [Nighttime view of four pylon sculptures that decorate the north side of the Century of Progress Hall of Social Science.]
[The 'Light' sculpture that adorns the side of the side of the Electrical Building exhibit at the Century
12. [The 'Light' sculpture that adorns the side of the side of the Electrical Building exhibit at the Century of Progress Exposition.]

"As a reward for their efforts in a citizenship contest conducted by the board of education and the city
13. "As a reward for their efforts in a citizenship contest conducted by the board of education and the city parks and playgrounds, these boys were assigned to executive positions at the World's Fair today (Thursday, August 23) as part of the North Side Day program at the Fair. The young executives, front row, left to right, are: Louis Miniscalco, 15, as secretary; Chester Andrezak, 17, chief of the events division; Floyd Jacobson, 15, director of exhibits; Herman Loper, 14, director of foreign and federal participation; Bernard Galivan, 15, director of promotion and publicity; and Carl Marziana, 17, assistant to the general manager. Back row, left to right, Lawrence Hatton, 17, director of concessions; Charles Felice, 15, chief of the protocol; Anthony Graziano, 17, legal counsel; LeGrand Malany, 16, assistant to the general manager, and John Maheras, 14, general manager. Don Schmidt, 16, was so busy carrying on as president of the Exposition, and Joseph Wirt, 16, chief of public protection, was so busy making arrangements to meet Ed Wynn, that neither had time to pose for the picture."
"Even the famous Brian Boru would be envious of the honors heaped on this younger Brian at the World's
14. "Even the famous Brian Boru would be envious of the honors heaped on this younger Brian at the World's Fair yesterday after he won the title of the 'North Side's Most Beautiful Child.' Brian Joseph Burns, 2 years old, 229 East Superior Street, the calm winner, seems quite satisfied to pose for the camera and watch for the 'birdie.' The contest was part of the festivities attendant on the North Side Day celebration at A Century of Progress."
"George Blagden, husky long distance swimmer, who represented the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Memphis,
15. "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."
"Making plans to have South Side Day at A Century of Progress - the Chicago 1933 World's Fair - one of
16. "Making plans to have South Side Day at A Century of Progress - the Chicago 1933 World's Fair - one of the largest community days at the Exposition. Walter Tredup, chairman of the executive committee, showing the poster which will be displayed all over the south side of Chicago to Mrs. Roy Browne Loverin, one of the members of the executive committee."

"Paul Revere's House for Colonial Village of New World's Fair. This faithful reproduction of the oldest
17. "Paul Revere's House for Colonial Village of New World's Fair. This faithful reproduction of the oldest house in Boston, built some time between 1650 and 1680, is rising side by side with Old North Church, Mount Vernon, Benjamin Franklin's printing shop and scores of other buildings famed for hundreds of years in American history. The Colonial Village will be seen on the Fair's street of foreign villages when the exposition opens May 26."
"Whistler would have been proud to paint a mother like this one! Mrs. J.E. Benedict, 85 years old, 6715
18. "Whistler would have been proud to paint a mother like this one! Mrs. J.E. Benedict, 85 years old, 6715 Greenview Ave., winner of the North Side Day contest for the most attractive grandmother held at the World's Fair yesterday stole the show from her younger rivals in the beauty contests."
Model for Swift and Company's exhibit at the 1934 Century of Progress showing the water theater, "floating"
19. Model for Swift and Company's exhibit at the 1934 Century of Progress showing the water theater, "floating" stage, terraces, restaurants, and general details of the unique design. The major portion was to be built over the lagoon from the north side of the twenty-third street bridge, which would be dubbed the "Swift Bridge of Service."
 
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