University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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Creator
Kaufmann & Fabry co. (2)

Date
ca. 1933-1934 (2)

Subject
Exhibition Buildings (1)
Robots (1)
Souvenirs (1)
Comedians (1)
Dwarfs (1)

Format
10.5x6.5 (1)
9.5x7.5 (1)

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"This is Fred Allen but it isn't Fred Allen, if you get what we mean! It's a mechanical Fred Allen and
1. "This is Fred Allen but it isn't Fred Allen, if you get what we mean! It's a mechanical Fred Allen and it's the first robot to be made with actual human features. "Fred" is also the first comedian mechanical man for he wisecracks and grimaces very like the real Allen. He talks, moves his hand, shows his teeth, raises his eyebrows and chuckles, but not all at once. He will perform continuously at the new World's Fair in the Ipana exhibit of the Bristol-Myers Company. Jean Hendry and Lillian Harvey from the Midget Village are shown welcoming him to the Fair."
"With actual size packages and novelties as a lure, visitors jammed the Foods and Agriculture building
2. "With actual size packages and novelties as a lure, visitors jammed the Foods and Agriculture building today (Saturday) at the Chicago World's Fair. The above picture shows a part of the crowd collecting their free gifts from one of the forty exhibitors participating in the 'Free Souvenir Day.'"
  

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