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 (3)

Creator
Kaufmann & Fabry co. (2)

Format
9.5x7.5 (2)
2.75x2 (1)

Subject
Kites (Scientific) (1)
Lightning (1)
Orchestras (1)
Rain (1)
Science (1)
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[Possible portrait of early American statesmen and inventor Ben Franklin conducting his famous lightening
1. [Possible portrait of early American statesmen and inventor Ben Franklin conducting his famous lightening experiment with his son. In 1752, Franklin flew a kite with a metal key attached during a thunderstorm to prove that lightening was made of electricity. Although European scientists were already conducting similar experiments with electricity, Franklin is credited as the first one to propose using a metal rod or some other conductor to draw off electricity from lightening. Franklin's scientific achievements won him the admiration of Enlightenment intellectuals in Europe and North America and secured his reputation as a leading scientist.]
"G.F. Swift, President of Swift and Company, seated, signing a contract with Dr. Frederick A. Stock,
2. "G.F. Swift, President of Swift and Company, seated, signing a contract with Dr. Frederick A. Stock, conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. This contract will bring the free concerts of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to the World's Fair as an entertainment feature of Swift and Company's exhibit, beginning July 1st. Concert period will extend for 10 weeks."
"Smack! Together we make 15 million. That's enough for anybody. William McAvoy, (left) 10 years old thus
3. "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."
 

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