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 (7)
1932 (1)
1934 (1)

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Kaufmann & Fabry co. (5)

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Exhibition Buildings (3)
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[A view of the Adler Planetarium in 1932. Built in 1930 by Max Adler, a philanthropist and former vice-president
1. [A view of the Adler Planetarium in 1932. Built in 1930 by Max Adler, a philanthropist and former vice-president of the Sears Roebuck & Co., the Adler Planetarium was one of the attractions at A Century of Progress.]
[An exterior view of the Sears Roebuck and Co. building at the Century of Progress International Exposition,
2. [An exterior view of the Sears Roebuck and Co. building at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
[Sears, Roebuck and Company building as seen from the northeast.]
3. [Sears, Roebuck and Company building as seen from the northeast.]
[The winner of the Sears-sponsored National Baby Contest convened at the 1934 Century of Progress World's
4. [The winner of the Sears-sponsored National Baby Contest convened at the 1934 Century of Progress World's Fair in Chicago.]

[View of the Avenue of Flags from across the Century of Progress lagoon. In the background can be seen
5. [View of the Avenue of Flags from across the Century of Progress lagoon. In the background can be seen the Sears Roebuck and Co. exhibit.]
"Congressman Richard J. Welsh, his wife and son, Richard, Jr., of California, sign the official register
6. "Congressman Richard J. Welsh, his wife and son, Richard, Jr., of California, sign the official register of the new World's Fair in the Sears Roebuck building, while Major Chester L. Fordney, of stratosphere flight fame, looks on. The congressman and his family are on their way to California from Washington. He expressed the opinion that the Fair this year is even more colorful and picturesque than A Century of Progress last year, having seen both, and declared it a sight which no one should miss."
"Miss Evelyn Ronnestad of Minneapolis, Minn., was overjoyed today (Tuesday) when her purse, containing
7. "Miss Evelyn Ronnestad of Minneapolis, Minn., was overjoyed today (Tuesday) when her purse, containing $25 of oil and gas money for the trip home for her and her party, was found and returned after being lost in the Sears building of A Century of Progress. The purse, which was missing for several hours, was found by Mr. and Mrs. Norman Maxwell of Titusville, Pa. The picture shows Miss Ronnestad (left) receiving her purse back from Miss Florence E. Johnson of the Sears information desk."
"Shriners to the number of more than two thousand yesterday attended the World's Fair. The band from
8. "Shriners to the number of more than two thousand yesterday attended the World's Fair. The band from Sinai Temple, Montpelier, Vermont, shown here made its official entrance into the grounds at noon, and following the parade played in the Court of States. Moslem Temple Shriners from Detroit marched down the Avenue of Flags and listened to the Detroit Symphony band dedicate a new march to them at the Ford Symphony Gardens."

"The one millionth visitor to the Sears-Roebuck model home at A Century of Progress was received yesterday
9. "The one millionth visitor to the Sears-Roebuck model home at A Century of Progress was received yesterday by John H. Mullen, director of the exhibit. The lucky visitor was Mrs. Dorothy Trengove of Catlettsburg, Kentucky. Mrs. Trengove was presented with a vacuum cleaner and a watch."
   

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