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Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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"The 'Ford World' in New World's Fair. This electrically driven globe will be one of the exhibits in the giant Ford Building in the Exposition which opens in Chicago May 26. The drawing is by Hugh Ferriss. In the exhibit building will be dramatized the complete story of the contributions of science, industry, and agriculture to the modern automobile."
"The bespectacled youth on the right is Dennis O' Shea, pie-eating champion of the 1934 World's Fair. Dennis inhaled a six-inch blueberry pie in one minute and thirteen seconds to win a contest staged at the Armour Building on Children's Day. At the left is Edward Jackson, who took third place in the contest, and Bob Callow, winner of the second prize, is in the middle. Callow might have won but he overlooked a bit of the filling which dropped off onto his plate and a vigilant judge made him clean it up."
"The night is pierced with light - of every hue - waterfalls, lacy sprays, and light that shoots off high into the heavens! This display may be seen in the court of the Electrical Building."
"The preparation of food of all kinds in this model electric kitchen is one of the features of the General Electric exhibit at the Century of Progress."
"The Sight Meter Demonstration, which is on display as a part of the exhibit of the Electric Light and Power Industry on the second floor of the Electrical Building. [The visitor] can test his own eyesight and determine the amount of light necessary for reading matter and household tasks."
"These girls are studying first hand the bottle and glassmaking art of the ancients as shown by the world's oldest collection of antique glass containers on exhibition in the Owens Illinois glass-block building at the World's Fair in Chicago. Some of the bottles in the collection, which belongs to the Toledo Museum of Art, are nearly 3,000 years old and valued at thousands of dollars. Here the girls are seen examining a Venetian urn several centuries old. The girls are, left to right, Marie Kraemer, Betty Daily, and Rosemary Day."
"This group of more than 100 Texas publishers, businessmen and legislators, on their way to see President Roosevelt in Washington, stopped to have lunch with Rufus C. Dawes, president of the World's Fair, in the Administration building April 16th. Planning for a centennial exposition of their own in 1936, they hoped to get a few ideas from A Century of Progress."
"This is the way it looks from behind. Warren Ashe, Miss Gladys Griswold and John Kane of the Milky Way Company at the Court theater inspecting the television apparatus at the Television Exhibition showing at the second floor of the Electrical Building, Northerly Island, A Century of Progress."
"This portrait of Edison, Ford, and Firestone done by H. Harrington Betts is displayed on the walls of the Electric Light and Power Industry's exhibit on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the World's Fair."
"This Studebaker 'year ahead model' got a good start yesterday (June 26) when Miss South Bend broke a bottle of champagne over its motor as part of the dedicatory ceremonies of the company's exhibit in the Travel and Transport building at the new World's Fair. Left to right, Miss South Bend (Henrietta Swedenberg), Colonel Robert Isham Randolph assistant to the general manager of the Fair, and Paul Hoffmann, president of the Studebaker company."
"Thomas E. Wilson (left), chairman of the board of directors of Wilson and company, shown presenting the Wilson exhibit building to the World's Fair administration, represented by Albert N. Gonsior. One of the features of the exhibit is a bacon slicing and packing plant in operation."
"To show what makes the wheels go 'round in a steam turbine, General Electric has this full-size 50 horsepower, two-stage turbine and governor, cut away to expose the working parts, in its exhibit at A Century of Progress."
"Vapor lamps and lighting schemes they make possible form the theme of the General Electric Vapor Lamp Company exhibit at the Electrical Building at the Century of Progress."
"What One Cent Will Do For You Electrically is interestingly shown through the penny power display in the Kilowatt Hour exhibit which is a part of the Electric Light and Power Industry's show on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the Chicago World's Fair."
"When Mrs. Louisa Schmidt, 72, visited the World's Fair today (Monday) she wanted to see the furniture exhibits in the General Exhibits building as they brought back memories of the days when she worked in a similar display at the Philadelphia Centennial in 1876. Mrs. Schmidt whose home is in Atlantic City brought her gate and employee pass of the 1876 Exposition with her."
"With actual size packages and novelties as a lure, visitors jammed the Foods and Agriculture building today (Saturday) at the Chicago World's Fair. The above picture shows a part of the crowd collecting their free gifts from one of the forty exhibitors participating in the 'Free Souvenir Day.'"
"With only small sections of the walls completed, this little building in the General Electric exhibit at a Century of Progress shows how homes are wired for electric service. Even the electric clock is cut in two so that connections may be seen."
"With streams of water pouring on it from every direction, this motor and control equipment in the General Electric exhibit at A Century of Progress demonstrates its suitability for use in many types of plants where water or other liquids are used."
Abraham Lincoln impersonator at the Abraham Lincoln complex, Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. [Abraham Lincol grew up on a farm? Why is he making fun of Abraham Lincoln?]
Artist's sketch of Haeger Pottery building at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.
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