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 (23)
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[A model ship being built for one of the exhibits at A Century of Progress International Exposition.]
1. [A model ship being built for one of the exhibits at A Century of Progress International Exposition.]
[A parade at the Century of Progress 'Foreign Villages' exhibit. The ethnological exhibit included replicas
2. [A parade at the Century of Progress 'Foreign Villages' exhibit. The ethnological exhibit included replicas of model villages from Spain, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, Italy, the Netherlands, Mexico, Tunisia, and Morocco, among others. Each village was staffed by employees in costumes native to the country being represented. The model villages also featured entertainment, an arts and crafts demonstration, and indoor and outdoor dining.]
[An exhibit depicting the development and use of metallurgy, tools, and machines in human history being
3. [An exhibit depicting the development and use of metallurgy, tools, and machines in human history being constructed for display at one of the Fair's prehistoric exhibits.]
[Artistic depiction of a bridge being constructed across the lagoon in preparation for the Century of
4. [Artistic depiction of a bridge being constructed across the lagoon in preparation for the Century of Progress.]

[Drawing of an elaborate carving from a Minoan vase ca. 1530-1750 B.C.E. The upper drawing depicts three
5. [Drawing of an elaborate carving from a Minoan vase ca. 1530-1750 B.C.E. The upper drawing depicts three bulls being lead led into an athletic arena for a bull leaping ceremony. The lower drawing depicts pairs of boxers entering the ring equipped with headgear and gloves.]
[Minoan vase ca. 1530-1750 B.C.E. The upper carving depicts three bulls being lead led into an athletic
6. [Minoan vase ca. 1530-1750 B.C.E. The upper carving depicts three bulls being lead led into an athletic arena for a bull leaping ceremony. The lower carving depicts pairs of boxers entering the ring equipped with headgear and gloves.]
[The General Motors exhibit at A Century of Progress. The main exhibit featured a display of automotive
7. [The General Motors exhibit at A Century of Progress. The main exhibit featured a display of automotive parts and an assembly room where 1,000 people at a time can watch an automobile being manufactured.]
[View of the grand stairway inside the Electrical Group building exhibition at the Chicago World's Fair.
8. [View of the grand stairway inside the Electrical Group building exhibition at the Chicago World's Fair. The photo was taken in March of 1933 while the building was being prepared for the grand opening in May.]

[View of the grand stairway inside the Electrical Group building exhibition at the Chicago World's Fair.
9. [View of the grand stairway inside the Electrical Group building exhibition at the Chicago World's Fair. The photo was taken in March of 1933 while the building was being prepared for the grand opening in May.]
"A conception by Hugh Ferriss, a noted New York artist, of how the Ford Exhibition building now being
10. "A conception by Hugh Ferriss, a noted New York artist, of how the Ford Exhibition building now being erected at the Chicago World's Fair will look at night in its blaze of light. The building is nine hundred feet long and ten stories in height at its center. It faces upon a five acre park fronting Lake Michigan. Albert Kahn of Detroit is the architect, and Walter Dorwin Teague of New York, the industrial designer, is in charge of the interior display."
"Built to demonstrate the use of light as an architectural element in the appearance of buildings, this
11. "Built to demonstrate the use of light as an architectural element in the appearance of buildings, this model city in the General Electric exhibit at A Century of Progress is complete to the stalled automobile being towed to a nearby garage."
"Farmer is Rewarded For Being Seven Millionth Visitor to Fair - Henry J. Salmon, Milford, Ill., farmer,
12. "Farmer is Rewarded For Being Seven Millionth Visitor to Fair - Henry J. Salmon, Milford, Ill., farmer, as World's Fair Cashier presents him with a bronze copy of official World's Fair medal, a full set of World's Fair Wonder Books, and new World's Fair auto stickers. Mr. Salmon was the seven millionth person to visit the Century of Progress. He is one of the vanguard of the thousands of farmers who will visit the Fair during Farm Week, August 13 to 19."

"Gloria Swanson, first Skyride visitor in 1934, wears a broad smile as she gets back to earth after previewing
13. "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."
"It's 'curtains' for those familiar, old, green Pullman curtains. They're out. This photo posed to show
14. "It's 'curtains' for those familiar, old, green Pullman curtains. They're out. This photo posed to show the new arrangement in the flashing, 110-miles-an-hour, all-aluminum streamlined Pullman Pacific train which is being exhibited at the World's Fair of 1934 in Chicago. Just close the aluminum door and presto, it's a nice private drawing room, convenient and homelike even if it was just a Pullman section during the daytime."
"Miss Evelyn Ronnestad of Minneapolis, Minn., was overjoyed today (Tuesday) when her purse, containing
15. "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."
"On the right of this picture are the many pavilions which comprise the General Exhibits Group. Here
16. "On the right of this picture are the many pavilions which comprise the General Exhibits Group. Here you may see a complete diamond mine, or stockings being manufactures, or a piano exhibit, or the operation of a steel plant. It is a fascinating place where hours pass by like seconds."

"Past national commander Edwin J. Foster, 88, and Fred H. Bishop, 85, commander of the Department of
17. "Past national commander Edwin J. Foster, 88, and Fred H. Bishop, 85, commander of the Department of Massachusetts, Grand Army of the Republic, visit Chicago's World's Fair. They are being shown some of the exhibits by Capt. John W. Gorby."
"Politely stepping aside to let his sister enter the turnstiles of the World's Fair today (Wednesday,
18. "Politely stepping aside to let his sister enter the turnstiles of the World's Fair today (Wednesday, August 29th) won for William McAvoy, 10, of Rochester, N.Y., the distinction of being the nine millionth visitor to the Fair. William, who is the son of "Wicky" McAvoy, who was famous a few years ago as first string catcher for the Philadelphia Athletics, is shown here being greeted by Col. Robert Isham Randolph, assistant to the general manager of A Century of Progress. The honored youngster was presented with many gifts and was the guest of the Fair for the day."
"The pick of last year's force comes back to police the new World's Fair, and 300 of them here are being
19. "The pick of last year's force comes back to police the new World's Fair, and 300 of them here are being sworn in by Municipal Judge Robert Jerome Dunne. The head of the police staff, Ed Redd, stands at the left of Judge Dunne, who took advantage of the occasion to praise the men for the work of last year. The policemen will be dressed in vivid red coats, striped trousers, and white helmets."
"The smallest man in the world, Capt. Werner Ritter (age 21, height 18 inches, weight 19-3/4 pounds)
20. "The smallest man in the world, Capt. Werner Ritter (age 21, height 18 inches, weight 19-3/4 pounds) visits the smallest distillery bottling line in the world at the Hiram Walker Exhibit, a new attraction at A Century of Progress. As the picture was snapped Capt. Ritter was being kidded out of a miniature rage which developed when one of the 22 co-eds who attend the bottling line, tried to cuddle him like a baby. 'Das ist nicht gut,' asserted the midget (he speaks only German). The reason for his anger was revealed when he asked permission to keep the miniature souvenir bottle, held in his left hand, as a present to his pint-sized sweetheart in the Midget Village."
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