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 (20)
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1933 (4)
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Kaufmann & Fabry co. (15)

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Guests (10)
Exhibition Buildings (6)
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[A delegation of Yugoslavians visits the Century of Progress and meets with fair officials in 1932.]
1. [A delegation of Yugoslavians visits the Century of Progress and meets with fair officials in 1932.]
[Century of Progress President Rufus C. Dawes signing papers with famed jazz musician Hal Kemp. The photo
2. [Century of Progress President Rufus C. Dawes signing papers with famed jazz musician Hal Kemp. The photo is undated.]
[Century of Progress Rufus C. Dawes (left), and RCA executive Owen D. Young standing in front of a painting
3. [Century of Progress Rufus C. Dawes (left), and RCA executive Owen D. Young standing in front of a painting of the Hall of Science exhibition.]
[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion
4. [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.]

[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion
5. [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. The photo here shows the speaker's rostrum in the building's auditorium.]
[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion
6. [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. The photo here shows the transparent photographs of Mussolini's forum in Rome on display in the Pavilion's auditorium room.]
[Lenox R. Lohr, general manager of A Century of Progress, greeting the American Institute of Bankers.]
7. [Lenox R. Lohr, general manager of A Century of Progress, greeting the American Institute of Bankers.]
[Lydian women assembled for a luncheon with fair officials in 1932.]
8. [Lydian women assembled for a luncheon with fair officials in 1932.]

[Officials from Swift and Company assembled for a luncheon at A Century of Progress in 1933.]
9. [Officials from Swift and Company assembled for a luncheon at A Century of Progress in 1933.]
[Officials from Swift and Company assembled for a luncheon at A Century of Progress in 1933.]
10. [Officials from Swift and Company assembled for a luncheon at A Century of Progress in 1933.]
[Officials from the Illinois Manufacturers Association assembled for a luncheon at A Century of Progress
11. [Officials from the Illinois Manufacturers Association assembled for a luncheon at A Century of Progress in 1933.]
[Officials related to the Mexico's 'Good Will Tour' at the Century of Progress. From left to right: Miss
12. [Officials related to the Mexico's 'Good Will Tour' at the Century of Progress. From left to right: Miss Maria Elena Olhoa; Justo Benitez, an attorney; Eugenio Pasqueiro of the Mexican Consulate; Albert Wimer, in charge of the Century of Progress Mexican Village exhibit; Bearl Spratt; and Miss Mary Spratt.]

[Photo of general manager Lenox R. Lohr dining with other invited guests at a luncheon. Lohr is seated
13. [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.]
14. [Portrait of Lenox R. Lohr, general manager of the exposition.]
[Rufus C. Dawes (center) seated alongside other Fair dignitaries.]
15. [Rufus C. Dawes (center) seated alongside other Fair dignitaries.]
[Rufus C. Dawes (right), president of the Century of Progress, in front of the Chicago, St. Paul & Milwaukee
16. [Rufus C. Dawes (right), president of the Century of Progress, in front of the Chicago, St. Paul & Milwaukee locomotive.]

[The Guild House Party Tour visits the Century of Progress and meets with fair officials in 1932.]
17. [The Guild House Party Tour visits the Century of Progress and meets with fair officials in 1932.]
[Unidentified men, possibly officials of the Century of Progress, signing document on desk.]
18. [Unidentified men, possibly officials of the Century of Progress, signing document on desk.]
"Ahead of schedule, all exhibits of Ford and twenty-one co-exhibitors are en route for their new home
19. "Ahead of schedule, all exhibits of Ford and twenty-one co-exhibitors are en route for their new home in the Ford Exhibition Building at A Century of Progress, Ford officials announced Saturday. Above, a 15-ton rubber mill, to show the 'how' of rubber-making to an estimated attendance of 25,000,000 begins its last stage of the journey to the World Fair's summer home."
"Approximately 5,000 Italian-Americans gathered about the Italian government building of the Chicago
20. "Approximately 5,000 Italian-Americans gathered about the Italian government building of the Chicago World's Fair for the unveiling of a memorial pillar to Italo Balbo, shown here, Sunday (July 15th). It was the highlight of Italian day at the Fair, with Mayor Edward J. Kelly; Marquis Rossi Longhi, Italian charge d'affairs; Rufus C. Dawes; Giuseppi Castruccio; consul-general; Lt. Gov. Thomas F. Donovan, and other officials present." [Italo Balbo was a fascist general and leader of the Italian Blackshirts and, at the time, a close ally of Benito Mussolini. Balbo arrived at the Century of Progress on a transatlantic flight from Rome, Italy. The City of Chicago subsequently staged a parade and renamed 7th Street 'Balbo Drive' in his honor.]
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