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)

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"Artistic lighting effects are used on this statue which is on display at the exhibit of the Electric
1. "Artistic lighting effects are used on this statue which is on display at the exhibit of the Electric Light and Power Industry on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the World's Fair." [The statue is large, white, and beautiful.]
"Department Store of 1890. The lady at the counter is buying a corset for her child, and the bust shows,
2. "Department Store of 1890. The lady at the counter is buying a corset for her child, and the bust shows, what was than considered a beautiful figure. Tennis was the fashion, but our champions would probably object playing it in the dress the young girl is wearing."
"Even the famous Brian Boru would be envious of the honors heaped on this younger Brian at the World's
3. "Even the famous Brian Boru would be envious of the honors heaped on this younger Brian at the World's Fair yesterday after he won the title of the 'North Side's Most Beautiful Child.' Brian Joseph Burns, 2 years old, 229 East Superior Street, the calm winner, seems quite satisfied to pose for the camera and watch for the 'birdie.' The contest was part of the festivities attendant on the North Side Day celebration at A Century of Progress."
"North approach to the Hall of Science at Chicago's 1933 World's Fair -- A Century of Progress Exposition,
4. "North approach to the Hall of Science at Chicago's 1933 World's Fair -- A Century of Progress Exposition, which opens May 27th and continues until November 1st. The beautiful carillon tower rising above the Hall is equipped with mellow-toned chimes that send their music floating out over the grounds throughout the day and night. Inside the Hall of Science, Exposition visitors view dramatic action exhibits of industries closely related to the basic sciences. The building comprises superb examples of modern architecture. It is U-shaped with two arms reaching down to a sparkling lagoon, and enclosing a court of three acres. In the center of its upper terrace is a circular well, forming the base of a court colorful with pools, fountains and flower-gardens."

"Striking in color and architecture and with an attractive Sky Ride studded background, the Italian building
5. "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."
"The Chysler [sic] exhibit is a beautiful sight at night and equally so in the day time. Pools of clear,
6. "The Chysler [sic] exhibit is a beautiful sight at night and equally so in the day time. Pools of clear, blue water, fountains, a runway for testing cars, and here Barney Oldfield holds forth to give you a thrill with the racing cars."
"World's Fair visitors chose Elinor Huesman, 17, of 1102 Loyola Avenue, as the most beautiful of the
7. "World's Fair visitors chose Elinor Huesman, 17, of 1102 Loyola Avenue, as the most beautiful of the beauties representing 30 nationalities, for the title of 'Miss Century of Progress.' She was 'Miss Germany' in the contest which was conducted on the Fair grounds, the selection being made by popular vote. In addition to being a senior at Sullivan High School, Miss Huesman is a dance instructor."
 

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