University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[A demonstration of the "balopticon," an early still-image version of the modern-day overhead projector.]
1. [A demonstration of the "balopticon," an early still-image version of the modern-day overhead projector.]
[A diorama depicting an early Mesopotamian ziggurat where grain was collected and stored. The heading
2. [A diorama depicting an early Mesopotamian ziggurat where grain was collected and stored. The heading to the diorama is entitled, "Wise Men Save for the Tomorrow."]
[A jungle scene at the Animal Behavior and the Environment exhibit at the Century of Progress International
3. [A jungle scene at the Animal Behavior and the Environment exhibit at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Pictured here in the foreground is an alligator and a parrot.]
[A large crowd awaits to hear Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady and wife of U.S. President Franklin Delano
4. [A large crowd awaits to hear Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady and wife of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, give an address before the Century of Progress Court of Honor, Hall of Science. Mrs. Roosevelt's speech that day was addressed to the women of the nation.]

[A night view of an orchestral performance at Ford's Symphony Gardens bandshell at the Century of Progress
5. [A night view of an orchestral performance at Ford's Symphony Gardens bandshell at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
[A parade at the Century of Progress 'Foreign Villages' exhibit. The ethnological exhibit included replicas
6. [A parade at the Century of Progress 'Foreign Villages' exhibit. The ethnological exhibit included replicas of model villages from Spain, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, Italy, the Netherlands, Mexico, Tunisia, and Morocco, among others. Each village was staffed by employees in costumes native to the country being represented. The model villages also featured entertainment, an arts and crafts demonstration, and indoor and outdoor dining.]
[A photograph of an unidentified building next to a rail car with construction materials nearby.]
7. [A photograph of an unidentified building next to a rail car with construction materials nearby.]
[A sign announcing an upcoming comedy show.]
8. [A sign announcing an upcoming comedy show.]

[A sign announcing an upcoming romantic movie.]
9. [A sign announcing an upcoming romantic movie.]
[A sign announcing an upcoming singing performance.]
10. [A sign announcing an upcoming singing performance.]
[Aerial view of the Federal Building on Northerly Island from the Century of Progress Skyride. The Federal
11. [Aerial view of the Federal Building on Northerly Island from the Century of Progress Skyride. The Federal Building featured an art-deco design that included a rotunda and three tower-pylons representing the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of the U.S. government.]
[An 1898 model automobile built by the Duryea Motor Wagon Company. Duryea began manufacturing automobiles
12. [An 1898 model automobile built by the Duryea Motor Wagon Company. Duryea began manufacturing automobiles in 1895 and was the first American company to build gasoline-powered vehicle in the United States.]

[An aerial panorama of the Century of Progress and the Chicago lakefront.]
13. [An aerial panorama of the Century of Progress and the Chicago lakefront.]
[An aerial view of the Exhibition Group building, with Lake Michigan in the background.]
14. [An aerial view of the Exhibition Group building, with Lake Michigan in the background.]
[An aerial view of the Federal Building at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
15. [An aerial view of the Federal Building at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
[An archeological exhibit representing a cross-section of artifacts found in a typical city garbage dump.
16. [An archeological exhibit representing a cross-section of artifacts found in a typical city garbage dump. The exhibit explains how archeologists can "read" the past of a given society by sifting through its trash.]

[An audience view of an orchestral performance at Ford's Symphony Gardens bandshell at the Century of
17. [An audience view of an orchestral performance at Ford's Symphony Gardens bandshell at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
[An early 1930s minibus parked behind a late-nineteenth century model of a "horseless carriage," the
18. [An early 1930s minibus parked behind a late-nineteenth century model of a "horseless carriage," the prototype to Henry Ford's popular Model T automobile.]
[An early respirator, known as the Iron Lung, on display at A Century of Progress. The Iron Lung was
19. [An early respirator, known as the Iron Lung, on display at A Century of Progress. The Iron Lung was designed to help polio victims breathe.]
[An eighteenth-century boring machine on display at A Century of Progress International Exposition, ca.
20. [An eighteenth-century boring machine on display at A Century of Progress International Exposition, ca. 1933-1934.]
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