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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ca. 1933-1934 (2)
1934 (1)

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[Bedouin family sitting underneath a tent at the Century of Progress "Foreign Villages" exhibit.] [This
1. [Bedouin family sitting underneath a tent at the Century of Progress "Foreign Villages" exhibit.] [This is a poor family that might have come to Chicago for work.]
[General Electric exhibit displaying different types of lamps used throughout human history. Exhibit
2. [General Electric exhibit displaying different types of lamps used throughout human history. Exhibit includes a stone lamp from ancient Babylonia; a crude saucer lamp from southern Europe; a bronze lamp from Rome; a Betty lamp used in colonial New England; a whale oil lamp likely used by an early Chicago family; Edison's first practical lamp; the "smallest lamp in the world," used for medical examination inside the human body; and the "largest lamp in the world," used for lighting airports, athletic fields, and in the motion picture industry.]
"Congressman Richard J. Welsh, his wife and son, Richard, Jr., of California, sign the official register
3. "Congressman Richard J. Welsh, his wife and son, Richard, Jr., of California, sign the official register of the new World's Fair in the Sears Roebuck building, while Major Chester L. Fordney, of stratosphere flight fame, looks on. The congressman and his family are on their way to California from Washington. He expressed the opinion that the Fair this year is even more colorful and picturesque than A Century of Progress last year, having seen both, and declared it a sight which no one should miss."
 

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