University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[A drawing of the S.S. Columbus, a German-built passenger ocean liner built in 1919. The Columbus was
1. [A drawing of the S.S. Columbus, a German-built passenger ocean liner built in 1919. The Columbus was eventually scuttled by captain and crew in 1939 after having been spotted by the British destroyer HMS Hyperion.]
[A model ship being built for one of the exhibits at A Century of Progress International Exposition.]
2. [A model ship being built for one of the exhibits at A Century of Progress International Exposition.]
[A replica of the United States Fort Dearborn, which was built on the banks of the Chicago River in 1803.]
3. [A replica of the United States Fort Dearborn, which was built on the banks of the Chicago River in 1803.]
[A view of the Adler Planetarium in 1932. Built in 1930 by Max Adler, a philanthropist and former vice-president
4. [A view of the Adler Planetarium in 1932. Built in 1930 by Max Adler, a philanthropist and former vice-president of the Sears Roebuck & Co., the Adler Planetarium was one of the attractions at A Century of Progress.]

[An 1898 model automobile built by the Duryea Motor Wagon Company. Duryea began manufacturing automobiles
5. [An 1898 model automobile built by the Duryea Motor Wagon Company. Duryea began manufacturing automobiles in 1895 and was the first American company to build gasoline-powered vehicle in the United States.]
[Chicago Plan Commission sketch of the Chicago lakefront and the lagoon where the Fair was to be built.]
6. [Chicago Plan Commission sketch of the Chicago lakefront and the lagoon where the Fair was to be built.]
[Chicago Plan Commission sketch of the Chicago lakefront area where the Fair was to be built. The large
7. [Chicago Plan Commission sketch of the Chicago lakefront area where the Fair was to be built. The large white building in the background is the Field Museum.]
[Diorama showing a typical adobe house that Pueblo Indians built more than 1,000 years ago in the Taos,
8. [Diorama showing a typical adobe house that Pueblo Indians built more than 1,000 years ago in the Taos, New Mexico area.]

[One of the first steam locomotives to run on rails, built by inventor Colonel John Stevens, on display
9. [One of the first steam locomotives to run on rails, built by inventor Colonel John Stevens, on display at A Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. The prototype locomotive on display here contained a boiler steam propulsion system attached to a wagon.]
[Photo of the initial construction work for A Century of Progress International Exposition. The building
10. [Photo of the initial construction work for A Century of Progress International Exposition. The building in the background is the Adler Planetarium, which at the time the photo was taken, was recently built.]
[Photograph of two men standing on the construction site where the Sky Ride was to be built for the Century
11. [Photograph of two men standing on the construction site where the Sky Ride was to be built for the Century of Progress International Exposition.]
[The engine to the right is a Corliss steam engine, built ca.1884. The smaller engine on the left is
12. [The engine to the right is a Corliss steam engine, built ca.1884. The smaller engine on the left is a model of a turbine engine built by Swedish engineer Gustaf Patrik de Laval in 1884. Both the turbine and steam engine pictured here could generate approximately 75 HP of power.]

[View of the Enchanted Island exhibit under construction in preparation for the Chicago World's Fair.
13. [View of the Enchanted Island exhibit under construction in preparation for the Chicago World's Fair. Enchanted Island was built between the lagoon and Lake Michigan, and included a mountainside slide, a fairy castle, a mechanical zoo, a miniature railroad, and a theater, among other exhibits. This photo was taken in December of 1932.]
[View of the Enchanted Island exhibit under construction in preparation for the Chicago World's Fair.
14. [View of the Enchanted Island exhibit under construction in preparation for the Chicago World's Fair. Enchanted Island was built between the lagoon and Lake Michigan, and included a mountainside slide, a fairy castle, a mechanical zoo, a miniature railroad, and a theater, among other exhibits. This photo was taken in January of 1933.]
[View of the Enchanted Island exhibit under construction in preparation for the Chicago World's Fair.
15. [View of the Enchanted Island exhibit under construction in preparation for the Chicago World's Fair. Enchanted Island was built between the lagoon and Lake Michigan, and included a mountainside slide, a fairy castle, a mechanical zoo, a miniature railroad, and a theater, among other exhibits. This photo was taken in January of 1933.]
[View of the Enchanted Island exhibit under construction in preparation for the Chicago World's Fair.
16. [View of the Enchanted Island exhibit under construction in preparation for the Chicago World's Fair. Enchanted Island was built between the lagoon and Lake Michigan, and included a mountainside slide, a fairy castle, a mechanical zoo, a miniature railroad, and a theater, among other exhibits. This photo was taken in March of 1933.]

"A view of the Lagoon theater, grandstand and the John R. Thompson twin restaurants as seen from the
17. "A view of the Lagoon theater, grandstand and the John R. Thompson twin restaurants as seen from the Hiram Walker 'Doodlebug' in the north lagoon at A Century of Progress. The theater has been roofed and a permanent stage built on spiles has replaced the roofless stands and floating stage of 1933. The changes were made because of the extreme popularity of the theater last year. At the left may be seen the completed unit of the Thompson restaurants, which began serving food today."
"Built to demonstrate the use of light as an architectural element in the appearance of buildings, this
18. "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."
"Eighty feet long, 39 feet high, with 12-foot wheels, this is the 'World's Largest Automobile.' It has
19. "Eighty feet long, 39 feet high, with 12-foot wheels, this is the 'World's Largest Automobile.' It has been built for the Studebaker exhibit at the World's Fair of 1934 in Chicago. Inside is a complete motion picture theatre seating 80 people where the story of the automobile is told, especially the story of the Studebaker automobile."
"Paul Revere's House for Colonial Village of New World's Fair. This faithful reproduction of the oldest
20. "Paul Revere's House for Colonial Village of New World's Fair. This faithful reproduction of the oldest house in Boston, built some time between 1650 and 1680, is rising side by side with Old North Church, Mount Vernon, Benjamin Franklin's printing shop and scores of other buildings famed for hundreds of years in American history. The Colonial Village will be seen on the Fair's street of foreign villages when the exposition opens May 26."
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