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 (17)
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Dioramas (8)
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[A diorama depicting an early Mesopotamian ziggurat where grain was collected and stored. The heading
1. [A diorama depicting an early Mesopotamian ziggurat where grain was collected and stored. The heading to the diorama is entitled, "Wise Men Save for the Tomorrow."]
[A diorama depicting the John Kinzie's home near Fort Dearborn, Chicago. Kinzie bought his home from
2. [A diorama depicting the John Kinzie's home near Fort Dearborn, Chicago. Kinzie bought his home from Jean Baptise Point DuSable, the first non-native settler in Chicago, in the 1780s and began a trading business with nearby Potawatomi Indians. Kinzie's wife, Eleanor, grew up among the Seneca as a captive.]
[A mural depicting industry and industrialization.]
3. [A mural depicting industry and industrialization.]
[A mural depicting industry and industrialization.]
4. [A mural depicting industry and industrialization.]

[A promotional poster for A Century of Progress depicting a minstrel jazz show in Vaudevillian style.]
5. [A promotional poster for A Century of Progress depicting a minstrel jazz show in Vaudevillian style.]
[An exhibit depicting the development and use of metallurgy, tools, and machines in human history being
6. [An exhibit depicting the development and use of metallurgy, tools, and machines in human history being constructed for display at one of the Fair's prehistoric exhibits.]
[Diorama depicting a British army encampment in the frontier territory of North America entreating with
7. [Diorama depicting a British army encampment in the frontier territory of North America entreating with Native Americans.]
[Diorama depicting a circular horse-drawn mill, which agricultural societies have used since antiquity
8. [Diorama depicting a circular horse-drawn mill, which agricultural societies have used since antiquity to grind grain or pump water. The setting of this diorama is presumably ancient Sumerian or Egyptian, given the hieroglyphic or cuneiform writing that adorns its edges.]

[Diorama depicting a lumber mill next to a river. The caption on the right reads, "Random Logs floating
9. [Diorama depicting a lumber mill next to a river. The caption on the right reads, "Random Logs floating down the river makes the lumber of the world."]
[Diorama depicting a Persian village.]
10. [Diorama depicting a Persian village.]
[Diorama depicting a village in Sumatra, Indonesia. The inscription at top reads "Nature's abundance
11. [Diorama depicting a village in Sumatra, Indonesia. The inscription at top reads "Nature's abundance on Every Hand."]
[Humorous diorama depicting an old rickety village with dilapidated buildings and villagers and barnyard
12. [Humorous diorama depicting an old rickety village with dilapidated buildings and villagers and barnyard animals standing around an unpaved town square. The sign at the top of the diorama reads, "We don't ask you to live like this!! Look over our listing.]

[One of the exhibits at A Century of Progress depicting a modest homestead in the tropics.]
13. [One of the exhibits at A Century of Progress depicting a modest homestead in the tropics.]
[Photo of Vaughn Shoemaker's 1932 Chicago Daily News cartoon depicting his iconic character "John Q.
14. [Photo of Vaughn Shoemaker's 1932 Chicago Daily News cartoon depicting his iconic character "John Q. Public" telling the artist "Chicago" that his painting announcing the grand opening of A Century of Progress will be a masterpiece.]
[This miniature statuette by artist Wilbur Freece is made of butter. This figurine, depicting a man in
15. [This miniature statuette by artist Wilbur Freece is made of butter. This figurine, depicting a man in overalls on a horse, is entitled "Stockman's Pride."]
[This miniature statuette by artist Wilbur Freece is made of butter. This figurine, depicting a Native
16. [This miniature statuette by artist Wilbur Freece is made of butter. This figurine, depicting a Native American hunting a buffalo, is entitled "Pride of the Past."]

"8 of the 14 huge pillars covered with murals depicting the story of the electrical industry. These pillars
17. "8 of the 14 huge pillars covered with murals depicting the story of the electrical industry. These pillars are located above the General Electric 'House of Magic' (at lower left), and extend along the entire length of the balcony over the exhibit. At a Century of Progress Exhibition, Chicago, Ill."
"Professor Avard Fairbanks, sculptor, of the Division of Fine Arts, University of Michigan, who created
18. "Professor Avard Fairbanks, sculptor, of the Division of Fine Arts, University of Michigan, who created the statue, 'Tragedy at Winter Quarters,' has just completed a companion piece to that classic. The second work, 'New Life,' depicting American folk of today, is seen here. It also is attracting thousands of visitors to A Century of Progress."
  
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