University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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Date
ca. 1933-1934 (11)
1934 (1)

Creator
Kaufmann & Fabry co. (8)

Subject
Bridges (4)
Paintings (2)
Children (2)
Construction (2)
Exhibition Buildings (2)
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Format
2.75x2 (4)
7.5”x9.5” (3)
9.5x7.5 (2)
10.5x6.5 (1)
7.25x9.5 (1)
7.5x9.5 (1)

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[Artist's depiction of barges on a river constructing what appears to be the foundations of a bridge.]
1. [Artist's depiction of barges on a river constructing what appears to be the foundations of a bridge.]
[Artistic depiction of a bridge being constructed across the lagoon in preparation for the Century of
2. [Artistic depiction of a bridge being constructed across the lagoon in preparation for the Century of Progress.]
[Peggy Klein of Ottawa, IL, the six millionth visitor at Swift's bridge, and William McAvoy, of Rochester,
3. [Peggy Klein of Ottawa, IL, the six millionth visitor at Swift's bridge, and William McAvoy, of Rochester, NY, the nine millionth visitor to A Century of Progress, holding their prize gifts at a reception held in their honor at Swift's Restaurant.]
[The circular bridge across the south end of the lagoon.]
4. [The circular bridge across the south end of the lagoon.]

[Unidentified painting of two men and two women leaning or sitting on the railing of a bridge.]
5. [Unidentified painting of two men and two women leaning or sitting on the railing of a bridge.]
"Canoe tilting, which gives the unlucky loser a sudden ducking, is one of the many water sports provided
6. "Canoe tilting, which gives the unlucky loser a sudden ducking, is one of the many water sports provided for the amusement of visitors at the Swift's Bridge of the new Chicago World's Fair."
"Dancers from the Mexican village at A Century of Progress are shown here going through a series of dances
7. "Dancers from the Mexican village at A Century of Progress are shown here going through a series of dances on the stage of the auditorium of the Swift bridge to the delight of the large gathering of members of the National Retail Grocers association who were attending the World's Fair."
"Grace and perfect form is seen as Henrietta Burmeister does a swan dive in the lagoon at the Swift Bridge
8. "Grace and perfect form is seen as Henrietta Burmeister does a swan dive in the lagoon at the Swift Bridge at the new Chicago World's Fair. This is one of the many free attractions provided for Fair visitors."

"Smack! Together we make 15 million. That's enough for anybody. William McAvoy, (left) 10 years old thus
9. "Smack! Together we make 15 million. That's enough for anybody. William McAvoy, (left) 10 years old thus greeted Peggy Klein, 8, as they met a reception at Swift's restaurant following the greeting of McAvoy as the nine millionth visitor to A Century of Progress - the Chicago World's Fair. He came through the gate at 10:35 a.m. on Wednesday. Miss Klein was the six millionth visitor at Swift's bridge. She lives at 510 Pearl street, Ottawa, Ill. and he lives at 371 Schofield Road, Rochester, New York. He is the son of Wicky McAvoy, formerly first string catcher for Connie Mack's Athletics and now the conductor of a bowling alley in Rochester."
"Veterans of the Spanish American War as they parade up to the 16th St. bridge from the Avenue of Flags.
10. "Veterans of the Spanish American War as they parade up to the 16th St. bridge from the Avenue of Flags. This parade was part of the celebration of Spanish-American War Day at the new World's Fair."
Model for Swift and Company's exhibit at the 1934 Century of Progress showing the water theater, "floating"
11. Model for Swift and Company's exhibit at the 1934 Century of Progress showing the water theater, "floating" stage, terraces, restaurants, and general details of the unique design. The major portion was to be built over the lagoon from the north side of the twenty-third street bridge, which would be dubbed the "Swift Bridge of Service."
The Swift Co. "Swift Bridge" exhibit over the twenty-third street bridge.
12. The Swift Co. "Swift Bridge" exhibit over the twenty-third street bridge.

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