University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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Kaufmann & Fabry co. (2)

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1934 (1)
ca. 1933-1934 (1)

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9.5x7.5 (1)

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[Promoters used the star Arcturus to ceremoniously open A Century of Progress in 1933. It was believed
1. [Promoters used the star Arcturus to ceremoniously open A Century of Progress in 1933. It was believed that the light of Arcturus took 40 years to reach the Earth, and this fact was used as a way to connect the Century of Progress with Chicago's earlier world fair in 1893.]
"Gloria Swanson, first Skyride visitor in 1934, wears a broad smile as she gets back to earth after previewing
2. "Gloria Swanson, first Skyride visitor in 1934, wears a broad smile as she gets back to earth after previewing the new World's Fair from the air, atop the 628-foot tower seen in the background. Whether the smile indicates the satisfaction at what she saw or relief at being back on solid ground again, Miss Swanson did not say."
  

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