University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[A view of the Home Planning Hall in February of 1933. During the Fair, the Home Planning Hall was part
1. [A view of the Home Planning Hall in February of 1933. During the Fair, the Home Planning Hall was part of the Home and Industrial Arts Group and featured exhibits on heating, plumbing, air conditioning, and refrigeration, as well as other appliances and home-improvement items.]
[A view of the Home Planning Hall in January of 1933. During the Fair, the Home Planning Hall was part
2. [A view of the Home Planning Hall in January of 1933. During the Fair, the Home Planning Hall was part of the Home and Industrial Arts Group and featured exhibits on heating, plumbing, air conditioning, and refrigeration, as well as other appliances and home-improvement items.]
[A view of the Home Planning Hall in March of 1933. During the Fair, the Home Planning Hall was part
3. [A view of the Home Planning Hall in March of 1933. During the Fair, the Home Planning Hall was part of the Home and Industrial Arts Group and featured exhibits on heating, plumbing, air conditioning, and refrigeration, as well as other appliances and home-improvement items.]
[A view of the Home Planning Hall in March of 1933. During the Fair, the Home Planning Hall was part
4. [A view of the Home Planning Hall in March of 1933. During the Fair, the Home Planning Hall was part of the Home and Industrial Arts Group and featured exhibits on heating, plumbing, air conditioning, and refrigeration, as well as other appliances and home-improvement items.]

[Admiral Byrd's flagship "City of New York" arrives in Chicago for A Century of Progress. Byrd sailed
5. [Admiral Byrd's flagship "City of New York" arrives in Chicago for A Century of Progress. Byrd sailed the City of New York during one of his famous expeditions to the Antarctic.]
[Admiral Byrd's flagship "City of New York" arrives in Chicago for A Century of Progress. Byrd sailed
6. [Admiral Byrd's flagship "City of New York" arrives in Chicago for A Century of Progress. Byrd sailed the City of New York during one of his famous expeditions to the Antarctic.]
[Admiral Byrd's flagship "City of New York" arrives in Chicago for A Century of Progress. Byrd sailed
7. [Admiral Byrd's flagship "City of New York" arrives in Chicago for A Century of Progress. Byrd sailed the City of New York during one of his famous expeditions to the Antarctic.]
[An interior view of the Home Planning Hall in April of 1933. During the Fair, the Home Planning Hall
8. [An interior view of the Home Planning Hall in April of 1933. During the Fair, the Home Planning Hall was part of the Home and Industrial Arts Group and featured exhibits on heating, plumbing, air conditioning, and refrigeration, as well as other appliances and home-improvement items.]

[Exterior view of the side of the Century of Progress Agricultural Building during construction.]
9. [Exterior view of the side of the Century of Progress Agricultural Building during construction.]
[Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, first lady of the land, renewed an old acquaintanceship when she visited
10. [Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, first lady of the land, renewed an old acquaintanceship when she visited 'Slim' Williams, pilot of the dog team which made the famous dash from Copper Center, Alaska to A Century of Progress last year, during her recent visit to the World's Fair.]
[Patrons walk through the "Black Forest Village" at the Century of Progress "Foreign Villages" exhibit.
11. [Patrons walk through the "Black Forest Village" at the Century of Progress "Foreign Villages" exhibit. The exhibition was intended to recreate a German hamlet in the Black Forest during wintertime.]
[Pollen: Blooming during a particular season]
12. [Pollen: Blooming during a particular season]

[Possible portrait of early American statesmen and inventor Ben Franklin conducting his famous lightening
13. [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.]
[The roller coaster ride at the Century of Progress Midway. The Midway was a nod to the amusement rides
14. [The roller coaster ride at the Century of Progress Midway. The Midway was a nod to the amusement rides at the Midway Plaisance during the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition in 1893.]
[The roller coaster ride at the Century of Progress Midway. The Midway was a nod to the amusement rides
15. [The roller coaster ride at the Century of Progress Midway. The Midway was a nod to the amusement rides at the Midway Plaisance during the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition in 1893.]
[U.S. Army marching band assembled in front of the Pantheon building at A Century of Progress. The building
16. [U.S. Army marching band assembled in front of the Pantheon building at A Century of Progress. The building housed the famed "Pantheon de la Guerre," a giant panorama of World War I painted on a canvas 45 feet high and over the length of one football field. Over 130 French artists worked on the Pantheon in Paris during the First World War. The painting depicted a procession of political and military leaders from over 20 Allied nations.]

"Above diagram shows the new Chicago Motor coach rainy-day route at the 12th street entrance to the World's
17. "Above diagram shows the new Chicago Motor coach rainy-day route at the 12th street entrance to the World's Fair. During the day the buses deposit passengers at a canopy that leads to the entrance, and after nine p.m. passengers may alight within the grounds between 12th and 14th streets. A system of canopies makes it possible for visitors to arrive at the gate, enter the grounds, and take a bus to any building without getting wet."
"Farmer is Rewarded For Being Seven Millionth Visitor to Fair - Henry J. Salmon, Milford, Ill., farmer,
18. "Farmer is Rewarded For Being Seven Millionth Visitor to Fair - Henry J. Salmon, Milford, Ill., farmer, as World's Fair Cashier presents him with a bronze copy of official World's Fair medal, a full set of World's Fair Wonder Books, and new World's Fair auto stickers. Mr. Salmon was the seven millionth person to visit the Century of Progress. He is one of the vanguard of the thousands of farmers who will visit the Fair during Farm Week, August 13 to 19."
"Great Hall of the massive Hall of Science at Chicago's 1933 World's Fair -- A Century of Progress exposition,
19. "Great Hall of the massive Hall of Science at Chicago's 1933 World's Fair -- A Century of Progress exposition, which opens May 27th and closes November 1st. Ceilings, panels, balconies, and stairways of the building embody new and superb examples of modern architectural design. Here the spirit of man's scientific achievement during the past 100 years, the predominant note of the Exposition -- finds concrete expression. The hall of Science houses a wealth of exhibits by industries closely related to the basic industries, with sections devoted to biology, chemistry, geology, mathematics, physics, and medicine."
"Humans may like pie eating contests but monkeys prefer bananas in the raw if you don't mind, as you
20. "Humans may like pie eating contests but monkeys prefer bananas in the raw if you don't mind, as you may readily see by this picture, which was snapped yesterday during the height of the World's Fair Monkey Banana Pie Eating Contest staged at the Frank Buck show on Northerly Island. A real monkey riot was precipitated shortly after this picture was taken by a gentleman who came to the show with a dozen real bananas."
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