University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[Owney the Postal Dog began his mail delivery career when he strayed into the Albany post office in 1888.
1. [Owney the Postal Dog began his mail delivery career when he strayed into the Albany post office in 1888. The mail clerks considered Owney to be a good luck charm and adopted him. Shortly afterwards, Owney began traveling with the Railway Mail Service train across the country. This photo of Owney was probably part of the postal exhibit in the Federal Building at A Century of Progress.]
[Possible portrait of early American statesmen and inventor Ben Franklin conducting his famous lightening
2. [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 Robert Koch Hall at the Century of Progress. Robert Koch was a German physician and the first scientist
3. [The Robert Koch Hall at the Century of Progress. Robert Koch was a German physician and the first scientist to discover the bacteria that caused tuberculosis in 1882, an achievement that won him the Nobel Prize. The photo is undated.]
[The Robert Koch Hall at the Century of Progress. Robert Koch was a German physician and the first scientist
4. [The Robert Koch Hall at the Century of Progress. Robert Koch was a German physician and the first scientist to discover the bacteria that caused tuberculosis in 1882, an achievement that won him the Nobel Prize. The photo is undated.]

"'Take an Orphan to the Fair.' Here we see Frank Mandel, brother of Leon Mandel, who started the campaign
5. "'Take an Orphan to the Fair.' Here we see Frank Mandel, brother of Leon Mandel, who started the campaign doing his bit toward making the campaign a success by taking a group of crippled children from the Martha Washington home for Crippled Children for an outing at the World's Fair. Mrs. Mandel is helping him entertain two of the children as they pose for photographers in the Court of Honor. The children are Alexander Pappas and Sylvia Cordinia."
"Alexander Antonovitch Troyanovsky (right), ambassador of the U.S.S.R. to the United States, reviews
6. "Alexander Antonovitch Troyanovsky (right), ambassador of the U.S.S.R. to the United States, reviews the troops who greeted him at the World's Fair Friday (July 13) with Capt. James Brown (left) and Col. Morris Keck of Camp Roosevelt. The Soviet ambassador was the guest of Rufus C. Dawes, president of the Fair, at a luncheon given in the directors' room in the Federal building."
"Be a Swell Person - Take an Orphan to the Fair. Here we see Frank Mandel, brother of Leon Mandel, who
7. "Be a Swell Person - Take an Orphan to the Fair. Here we see Frank Mandel, brother of Leon Mandel, who started the campaign doing his bit toward making it a success by taking a group of crippled children from the Martha Washington home for crippled children for an outing at the World's Fair. Mrs. Mandel is helping him entertain two of the children as they pose for photographers in the Court of Honor. The children are Alexander Pappas and Sylvia Cordinia."
"Bud Fisher who climbs the high flag poles on the Avenue of Flags at A Century of Progress, gives the
8. "Bud Fisher who climbs the high flag poles on the Avenue of Flags at A Century of Progress, gives the crowds there a real thrill when he poises as for a dive to the asphalt 90 feet below him, on the top rung of the Mack fire truck extension ladder. He performs thrilling feats on the ladder daily when not busy with the flags."

"Farmer is Rewarded For Being Seven Millionth Visitor to Fair - Henry J. Salmon, Milford, Ill., farmer,
9. "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."
"The bespectacled youth on the right is Dennis O' Shea, pie-eating champion of the 1934 World's Fair.
10. "The bespectacled youth on the right is Dennis O' Shea, pie-eating champion of the 1934 World's Fair. Dennis inhaled a six-inch blueberry pie in one minute and thirteen seconds to win a contest staged at the Armour Building on Children's Day. At the left is Edward Jackson, who took third place in the contest, and Bob Callow, winner of the second prize, is in the middle. Callow might have won but he overlooked a bit of the filling which dropped off onto his plate and a vigilant judge made him clean it up."
"The smallest man in the world, Capt. Werner Ritter (age 21, height 18 inches, weight 19-3/4 pounds)
11. "The smallest man in the world, Capt. Werner Ritter (age 21, height 18 inches, weight 19-3/4 pounds) visits the smallest distillery bottling line in the world at the Hiram Walker Exhibit, a new attraction at A Century of Progress. As the picture was snapped Capt. Ritter was being kidded out of a miniature rage which developed when one of the 22 co-eds who attend the bottling line, tried to cuddle him like a baby. 'Das ist nicht gut,' asserted the midget (he speaks only German). The reason for his anger was revealed when he asked permission to keep the miniature souvenir bottle, held in his left hand, as a present to his pint-sized sweetheart in the Midget Village."
"This is Fred Allen but it isn't Fred Allen, if you get what we mean! It's a mechanical Fred Allen and
12. "This is Fred Allen but it isn't Fred Allen, if you get what we mean! It's a mechanical Fred Allen and it's the first robot to be made with actual human features. "Fred" is also the first comedian mechanical man for he wisecracks and grimaces very like the real Allen. He talks, moves his hand, shows his teeth, raises his eyebrows and chuckles, but not all at once. He will perform continuously at the new World's Fair in the Ipana exhibit of the Bristol-Myers Company. Jean Hendry and Lillian Harvey from the Midget Village are shown welcoming him to the Fair."

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