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 (13)
1934 (1)

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Kaufmann & Fabry co. (7)
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Electricity (7)
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Sculpture (4)
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[A conceptual drawing of the Agricultural Building, Century of Progress International Exposition.]
1. [A conceptual drawing of the Agricultural Building, Century of Progress International Exposition.]
[Artistic depiction of a bridge being constructed across the lagoon in preparation for the Century of
2. [Artistic depiction of a bridge being constructed across the lagoon in preparation for the Century of Progress.]
[Artistic depiction of the Century of Progress Florida Tropical House.]
3. [Artistic depiction of the Century of Progress Florida Tropical House.]
[Artistic design promoting the Century of Progress International Exposition.]
4. [Artistic design promoting the Century of Progress International Exposition.]

[Artistic rendering of the Travel and Transport Building.]
5. [Artistic rendering of the Travel and Transport Building.]
[Light sculpture that flanked the side of the Electrical Building exhibit at the Century of Progress
6. [Light sculpture that flanked the side of the Electrical Building exhibit at the Century of Progress Exposition.]
[Parade in front of the Czechoslovakia pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition,
7. [Parade in front of the Czechoslovakia pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. The Century of Progress showcased the artistic, cultural, and scientific achievements of Czechoslovakia, then a newly independent country that had won its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the end of World War One. Anton Cermak, mayor of Chicago from 1931 until his assassination in 1933, just a few months prior to the Century of Progress grand opening, was a Czech immigrant from Bohemia.]
[The 'Light' sculpture that adorns the side of the side of the Electrical Building exhibit at the Century
8. [The 'Light' sculpture that adorns the side of the side of the Electrical Building exhibit at the Century of Progress Exposition.]

"Alice in Lightland aided by the magician 'Electricity' presents an unusual display of artistic effects
9. "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."
"Artistic lighting effects are used on this statue which is on display at the exhibit of the Electric
10. "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.]
"Built to demonstrate the use of light as an architectural element in the appearance of buildings, this
11. "Built to demonstrate the use of light as an architectural element in the appearance of buildings, this model city in the General Electric exhibit at A Century of Progress is complete to the stalled automobile being towed to a nearby garage."
"Gigantic sculptured plaque 'Light,' one of the two figures that flank the sides of the Electrical Building
12. "Gigantic sculptured plaque 'Light,' one of the two figures that flank the sides of the Electrical Building of A Century of Progress Exposition."

"Marie Martinez, Pueblo Indian woman, with a 1934 Council Fire medal presented to her last night (Friday,
13. "Marie Martinez, Pueblo Indian woman, with a 1934 Council Fire medal presented to her last night (Friday, September 7) during Indian day ceremonies at the World's Fair, for the 'outstanding achievement of an Indian.' She is considered the most artistic maker of Indian pottery."
"The night is pierced with light - of every hue - waterfalls, lacy sprays, and light that shoots off
14. "The night is pierced with light - of every hue - waterfalls, lacy sprays, and light that shoots off high into the heavens! This display may be seen in the court of the Electrical Building."
  

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