University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[Construction of the General Exhibits Building in preparation for the Century of Progress International
21. [Construction of the General Exhibits Building in preparation for the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
[Exterior view of the General Exhibits building at A Century of Progress a few months before the grand
22. [Exterior view of the General Exhibits building at A Century of Progress a few months before the grand opening of the Fair. This photo shows a close-up of the exhibit's pavilions.]
[Exterior view of the General Exhibits building at A Century of Progress in December of 1932, almost
23. [Exterior view of the General Exhibits building at A Century of Progress in December of 1932, almost 5 months before the grand opening of the Fair.]
[Exterior view of the nearly completed General Exhibits building at A Century of Progress, just over
24. [Exterior view of the nearly completed General Exhibits building at A Century of Progress, just over a week before the grand opening of the Fair.]

[Floor plan for the General House, Inc. exhibit at the Century of Progress International Exposition,
25. [Floor plan for the General House, Inc. exhibit at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
[General Electric exhibit displaying different types of lamps used throughout human history. Exhibit
26. [General Electric exhibit displaying different types of lamps used throughout human history. Exhibit includes a stone lamp from ancient Babylonia; a crude saucer lamp from southern Europe; a bronze lamp from Rome; a Betty lamp used in colonial New England; a whale oil lamp likely used by an early Chicago family; Edison's first practical lamp; the "smallest lamp in the world," used for medical examination inside the human body; and the "largest lamp in the world," used for lighting airports, athletic fields, and in the motion picture industry.]
[General Electric House of Magic Exhibit.]
27. [General Electric House of Magic Exhibit.]
[General view of the Century of Progress Greyhound tour buses transporting visitors around the fairgrounds.]
28. [General view of the Century of Progress Greyhound tour buses transporting visitors around the fairgrounds.]

[General view of the Enchanted Island exhibit under construction, one month before the grand opening
29. [General view of the Enchanted Island exhibit under construction, one month before the grand opening of the Century of Progress.]
[General view of the Italian science exhibit at the Century of Progress Hall of Science.]
30. [General view of the Italian science exhibit at the Century of Progress Hall of Science.]
[Interior view of one of the pavilions under construction at the General Exhibits building, Century of
31. [Interior view of one of the pavilions under construction at the General Exhibits building, Century of Progress. This photo was taken in April of 1933, just one month before the grand opening of the Fair.]
[Interior view of one of the pavilions under construction at the General Exhibits building, Century of
32. [Interior view of one of the pavilions under construction at the General Exhibits building, Century of Progress. This photo was taken in April of 1933, just one month before the grand opening of the Fair.]

[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion
33. [Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion was designed to resemble a giant airplane to celebrate Italo Balbo's 1933 transatlantic flight that ended at the Century of Progress. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and one of Benito Mussolini's government officials. The front of the building sported a design that 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 a general view of the Pavilion's auditorium.]
[Lenox R. Lohr, general manager of A Century of Progress, greeting the American Institute of Bankers.]
34. [Lenox R. Lohr, general manager of A Century of Progress, greeting the American Institute of Bankers.]
[Photo of general manager Lenox R. Lohr dining with other invited guests at a luncheon. Lohr is seated
35. [Photo of general manager Lenox R. Lohr dining with other invited guests at a luncheon. Lohr is seated at the far end of the table in the center.]
[Portrait of Lenox R. Lohr, general manager of the exposition.]
36. [Portrait of Lenox R. Lohr, general manager of the exposition.]

[Portrait of Woodrow Wilson, the twenty-eighth President of the United States. To the left is a smaller
37. [Portrait of Woodrow Wilson, the twenty-eighth President of the United States. To the left is a smaller portrait of Harper's Weekly editor Colonel George Harvey, an early supporter of Wilson's candidacy for U.S. President. To the right is Colonel Henry Watterson, the renowned editor of the Louisville Courier Journal. The caption below notes that Colonel Watterson was outraged over Wilson's decision to politically distance his presidential campaign from Colonel Harvey and Harper's Weekly. Wilson believed that Colonel Harvey's Wall Street connections would turn off voters in the general election.]
[Street scene in front of the Century of Progress General Exhibits Building.]
38. [Street scene in front of the Century of Progress General Exhibits Building.]
[Street view of the General Exhibits building at A Century of Progress. Photo was taken from the Hall
39. [Street view of the General Exhibits building at A Century of Progress. Photo was taken from the Hall of Science exhibit.]
[Street view of the General Exhibits Group.]
40. [Street view of the General Exhibits Group.]
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