University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[A sign announcing the 1913 silent motion picture drama, "The Battle of Bull Run," a film about the famous
1. [A sign announcing the 1913 silent motion picture drama, "The Battle of Bull Run," a film about the famous U.S. Civil War battle fought in 1861. The Battle of Bull Run was the first major battle of the Civil War. The two armies would face off again a year later in the Second Battle of Bull Run. The Union Army was defeated in both battles.]
[Admiral Byrd's flagship "City of New York" arrives in Chicago for A Century of Progress. Byrd sailed
2. [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
3. [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
4. [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.]

[Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, first lady of the land, renewed an old acquaintanceship when she visited
5. [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.]
[Possible portrait of early American statesmen and inventor Ben Franklin conducting his famous lightening
6. [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.]
"'Like this?' Don McNeill, famous NBC announcer, takes the 'mike' and the control head phones at the
7. "'Like this?' Don McNeill, famous NBC announcer, takes the 'mike' and the control head phones at the World's Fair radio auditions contest and talks to himself. He doesn't seem to think much of his own efforts. McNeill, who takes over the position of master of ceremonies in the new Pontiac broadcast scheduled from WEAF, New York next month, was the guest star at the audition contest. He also acted as one of the judges and turned out to be one of the toughest critics that have yet acted in that capacity."
"Even the famous Brian Boru would be envious of the honors heaped on this younger Brian at the World's
8. "Even the famous Brian Boru would be envious of the honors heaped on this younger Brian at the World's Fair yesterday after he won the title of the 'North Side's Most Beautiful Child.' Brian Joseph Burns, 2 years old, 229 East Superior Street, the calm winner, seems quite satisfied to pose for the camera and watch for the 'birdie.' The contest was part of the festivities attendant on the North Side Day celebration at A Century of Progress."

"Gene Sarazen, famous golfer, was a visitor to the World's Fair today (Thursday, Sept. 6) and manifested
9. "Gene Sarazen, famous golfer, was a visitor to the World's Fair today (Thursday, Sept. 6) and manifested keen interest in the exhibit of ancient drivers, niblicks, and midirons at the Wilson-Western Sporting Goods Company in the Food and Agriculture Building. Here you see the demon linksman wielding a niblick against one of the old fashioned 'feather' golf balls used by players a hundred years ago, as Dorothy LaFold looks on."
"Louise Schwartz, 16-year old winner of the beauty contest conducted by the American legion at Vincennes,
10. "Louise Schwartz, 16-year old winner of the beauty contest conducted by the American legion at Vincennes, Ind., is a bathing suit queen in every sense of the word. While on her first visit to the World's Fair, in Chicago on July 21st, as a guest of the Vincennes Post, Louise said she'd dearly love to see some of the famous swimmers. She was forthwith introduced to several who were appearing in the springboard exhibition dives at Swift pool. Here you see Eddie Alvarez, champion diver of the Hawaiian islands on the left, Queen Louise, herself, in the center, and on the right Marshall Wayne, of Miami, Fla., National A.A.U highboard diving champion."
"Louise Schwartz, 16-year old winner of the beauty contest conducted by the American legion at Vincennes,
11. "Louise Schwartz, 16-year old winner of the beauty contest conducted by the American legion at Vincennes, Ind., meets Jane Fauntz, former Olympic Games girl's diving champion at Swift Bandshell at the World's Fair. By winning the contest from a field of 30 other contestants, Louise and her mother, Mrs. Gladys Schwartz, earned trips to the Century of Progress. Louise expressed a wish to see some of the famous swimmers in action. She did; moreover she met them and went into the water with the stars. In this picture you see Louise, left, with Miss Fauntz, featured on the diving springboard of the Streets of Paris."
"Main dining room of the Heidelberg Inn. The restaurant was a replica of the world famous Heidelberg
12. "Main dining room of the Heidelberg Inn. The restaurant was a replica of the world famous Heidelberg Inn in Nuremberg, Germany."

"Paul Revere, famous by his audacious ride, was a renowned silversmith and had a shop in Boston. The
13. "Paul Revere, famous by his audacious ride, was a renowned silversmith and had a shop in Boston. The elegant lady in her soft blue flowery fashioned dress is showing a platter to her husband. His gray silver trimmed suit with the embroidered vest is of latest cut and proves that Revere's workmanship was appreciated in the best society."
"Politely stepping aside to let his sister enter the turnstiles of the World's Fair today (Wednesday,
14. "Politely stepping aside to let his sister enter the turnstiles of the World's Fair today (Wednesday, August 29th) won for William McAvoy, 10, of Rochester, N.Y., the distinction of being the nine millionth visitor to the Fair. William, who is the son of "Wicky" McAvoy, who was famous a few years ago as first string catcher for the Philadelphia Athletics, is shown here being greeted by Col. Robert Isham Randolph, assistant to the general manager of A Century of Progress. The honored youngster was presented with many gifts and was the guest of the Fair for the day."
"Tom Blanchard, famous radio whistler, placed first in a whistling contest last night (Friday) in the
15. "Tom Blanchard, famous radio whistler, placed first in a whistling contest last night (Friday) in the Court of States at the World's Fair. More than 40 of Chicago's outstanding whistlers competed in the preliminaries."
 

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