University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[An aerial view of the Exhibition Group building, with Lake Michigan in the background.]
1. [An aerial view of the Exhibition Group building, with Lake Michigan in the background.]
[Chicago Plan Commission sketch of the Chicago lakefront area where the Fair was to be built. The large
2. [Chicago Plan Commission sketch of the Chicago lakefront area where the Fair was to be built. The large white building in the background is the Field Museum.]
[Photo of a balloon race at the moment of launch. The northern facade of the Hall of Science building
3. [Photo of a balloon race at the moment of launch. The northern facade of the Hall of Science building is in the background.]
[Photo of a balloon race moments before the launch. The northern facade of the Hall of Science building
4. [Photo of a balloon race moments before the launch. The northern facade of the Hall of Science building is in the background.]

[Photo of a balloon race moments before the launch. The northern facade of the Hall of Science building
5. [Photo of a balloon race moments before the launch. The northern facade of the Hall of Science building is in the background.]
[Photo of the initial construction work for A Century of Progress International Exposition. The building
6. [Photo of the initial construction work for A Century of Progress International Exposition. The building in the background is the Adler Planetarium, which at the time the photo was taken, was recently built.]
[The Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. Magic Mountain can be seen in the background.]
7. [The Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. Magic Mountain can be seen in the background.]
[View of the Avenue of Flags from across the Century of Progress lagoon. In the background can be seen
8. [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.]

"Gloria Swanson, first 1934 Skyride visitor, takes a close-up inspection of the Hall of Science after
9. "Gloria Swanson, first 1934 Skyride visitor, takes a close-up inspection of the Hall of Science after getting a bird's-eye-view of it and the rest of the new World's Fair from the top of the 628 foot Skyride tower seen in the background."
"Gloria Swanson, first Skyride visitor in 1934, wears a broad smile as she gets back to earth after previewing
10. "Gloria Swanson, first Skyride visitor in 1934, wears a broad smile as she gets back to earth after previewing the new World's Fair from the air, atop the 628-foot tower seen in the background. Whether the smile indicates the satisfaction at what she saw or relief at being back on solid ground again, Miss Swanson did not say."
"Marco Polo at the court of the Chan of China bringing merchandise from Venice. Black, gold, and red
11. "Marco Polo at the court of the Chan of China bringing merchandise from Venice. Black, gold, and red are the dominating colors of the background. The blue and yellow robe of the Chan is a copy from an old Chinese dress at the Berlin Museum."
"Striking in color and architecture and with an attractive Sky Ride studded background, the Italian building
12. "Striking in color and architecture and with an attractive Sky Ride studded background, the Italian building at A Century of Progress was the subject for this interesting miniature camera study by William Burton Larsen, 7208 Ridge Boulevard, Chicago. This is one of the 49 beautiful pictures hung out of the 360 entries in the recent contest sponsored at the Hall of Photography by the Miniature Camera Club of Chicago."

"This display of radio sets, with a background symbolizing radio around the world, in the General Electric
13. "This display of radio sets, with a background symbolizing radio around the world, in the General Electric exhibit, is attracting much attention at the Century of Progress."
"Within the great court of the Hall of Science, where the wonders of scientific progress are revealed
14. "Within the great court of the Hall of Science, where the wonders of scientific progress are revealed at A Century of Progress, Chicago's 1933 World's Fair. At the extreme left is shown the rostrum from which speakers address multitudes gathered for gala occasions. In the background appear the tops of the twelve pylons which, arranged in a semi-circle, from the north facade of this structure."
Panoramic view of Abraham Lincoln complex at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.
15. Panoramic view of Abraham Lincoln complex at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. The exhibit includes reproductions of Lincoln's birthplace, his early home in Indiana, the Lincoln-Berry store, where he clerked, and the Wigwam where he was nominated for the U.S. presidency. The building at the far left is a reproduction of the Rutledge Tavern where Lincoln met and courted Anne Rutledge. Lake Michigan is seen in the background.
 

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