University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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Balloons (Novelties) (3)
Exhibition Buildings (3)
Balloon Racing (3)
Playgrounds (1)
Air Pilots (1)
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Date
1932 (3)
ca. 1933-1934 (2)

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Kaufmann & Fabry co. (2)

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[Photo of a balloon race at the moment of launch. The northern facade of the Hall of Science building
1. [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
2. [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
3. [Photo of a balloon race moments before the launch. The northern facade of the Hall of Science building is in the background.]
[Street view of Enchanted Island, a children's playground at the Century of Progress International Exposition,
4. [Street view of Enchanted Island, a children's playground at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.] [There is a balloon man in a huge wagon.]

"As Wiley Post, intrepid air ace, received the Harmon trophy for his record 7-day flight around the world
5. "As Wiley Post, intrepid air ace, received the Harmon trophy for his record 7-day flight around the world in 1933. The presentation was made before thousands of World's Fair visitors in the Science Theater yesterday. (Friday, August 24th). Left to right are: Governor Horner of Illinois, L.P. Bonfouy, Post, Col. C.W. Kerwood, president of the League Internationale des aviateurs; Maj. James H. Doolittle, a former winner of the trophy; Col. Lafeton Whitney, president of the Chicago chapter, National Aeronautical Association, and Father James Organisciak, the 'Flying Priest,' who will represent the N.A.A. at the Gordon Bennett balloon races in Warsaw, Poland, next month."
   

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