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 (2)
1931 (1)
1933 (1)

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Kaufmann & Fabry co. (1)

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[Ground level view of the Century of Progress Skyride tower in 1933. The southern facade of the Hall
1. [Ground level view of the Century of Progress Skyride tower in 1933. The southern facade of the Hall of Science is to the right, while the Chinese Lama Temple can be seen below on the left.]
[Portrait of Woodrow Wilson, the twenty-eighth President of the United States. To the left is a smaller
2. [Portrait of Woodrow Wilson, the twenty-eighth President of the United States. To the left is a smaller portrait of Harper's Weekly editor Colonel George Harvey, an early supporter of Wilson's candidacy for U.S. President. To the right is Colonel Henry Watterson, the renowned editor of the Louisville Courier Journal. The caption below notes that Colonel Watterson was outraged over Wilson's decision to politically distance his presidential campaign from Colonel Harvey and Harper's Weekly. Wilson believed that Colonel Harvey's Wall Street connections would turn off voters in the general election.]
[View from below of one of the elevated halls to the Century of Progress Hall of Science exhibit. [The
3. [View from below of one of the elevated halls to the Century of Progress Hall of Science exhibit. [The photo was taken while the building was under construction in December of 1931.]
"Bud Fisher who climbs the high flag poles on the Avenue of Flags at A Century of Progress, gives the
4. "Bud Fisher who climbs the high flag poles on the Avenue of Flags at A Century of Progress, gives the crowds there a real thrill when he poises as for a dive to the asphalt 90 feet below him, on the top rung of the Mack fire truck extension ladder. He performs thrilling feats on the ladder daily when not busy with the flags."

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