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Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[Artist's depiction of a beach at sunset.]
[Artist's depiction of barges on a river constructing what appears to be the foundations of a bridge.]
[Artist's depiction of the Mayan temple ruins at Uxmal in Yucatan, Mexico.]
[Artist's rendition of a nineteenth-century estate somewhere along the Atlantic seaboard. The workers in the painting appear to be harvesting the bark off the birch trees. Strips of birch bark were often used as a veneer for canoes of other hand-crafted items.]
[Artist's rendition of the Emerson, Bohrer & Stirling building.]
[Artist's rendition of the north entrance to the Hall of Science.]
[Artist's sketch of the "Ride of the Century" at the Century of Progress.]
[Artist's sketch of the Great Hall at the Century of Progress Hall of Science.]
[Photo of Vaughn Shoemaker's 1932 Chicago Daily News cartoon depicting his iconic character "John Q. Public" telling the artist "Chicago" that his painting announcing the grand opening of A Century of Progress will be a masterpiece.]
[This miniature statuette by artist Wilbur Freece is made of butter. This figurine, depicting a man in overalls on a horse, is entitled "Stockman's Pride."]
"A conception by Hugh Ferriss, a noted New York artist, of how the Ford Exhibition building now being erected at the Chicago World's Fair will look at night in its blaze of light. The building is nine hundred feet long and ten stories in height at its center. It faces upon a five acre park fronting Lake Michigan. Albert Kahn of Detroit is the architect, and Walter Dorwin Teague of New York, the industrial designer, is in charge of the interior display."
"Photographers are literally pouring in to the dental charm committee of the Chicago World's Fair which has undertaken a search for the Most Irresistible Smile in America. Frances Ingram, beauty authority (right), one of the judges, is checking over the photos of candidates with Nancy Frazer, chairman of the committee. Photos of more than 10,000 'smile' candidates have already been submitted. Three winners will be guests of the committee at the Century of Progress Exposition this summer. The judges are Miss Ingram, McClelland Barclay, the artist, and Margery Wilson, charm expert."
"These five statuettes, exhibited on the upper floor of the Social Science Hall are the oldest ever found in Asia, dating from about 3,000 B.C. The Oriental Institute is exhibiting them to the public for the first time at the World's Fair; they were evacuated early this year at the site of ancient cities of Eshnunna and Opis. Above photograph shows Miss P. McLaughlin, Cincinnati artist, and L. Stienes, of Fairmont, Nebraska, viewing the primitive subjects."
Artist's sketch of Haeger Pottery building at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.
Artist's sketch of the Armour and Company building at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. The building features a glass-enclosed restaurant and the open air plaza in the front.
Artist's sketch of the Armour and Company exhibition building at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. The building features a glass-enclosed restaurant and the open air plaza in the front.
Artist's sketch of the Hiram Walker Exhibition at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.
This 1932 artist's rendition shows the Century of Progress Exposition from the 12th Place to 39th Street. Buildings are depicted occupying the shore line and Northerly Island, which parallel the mainland sire from 12th Street to 23rd Street.
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