University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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ca. 1933-1934 (13)
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[An early respirator, known as the Iron Lung, on display at A Century of Progress. The Iron Lung was
1. [An early respirator, known as the Iron Lung, on display at A Century of Progress. The Iron Lung was designed to help polio victims breathe.]
[In this design by Wilbur Freece, known as "6 in Hand," the wagon is made of wood, the harness from leather,
2. [In this design by Wilbur Freece, known as "6 in Hand," the wagon is made of wood, the harness from leather, and the horses from plaster.]
[Louise Lentz Woodruff standing next to the sculpture she designed for the Fountain of Science, located
3. [Louise Lentz Woodruff standing next to the sculpture she designed for the Fountain of Science, located in front of the main entrance to the Hall of Science. The sculpture, known as Science Advancing Mankind, depicts 'Science' as a benign robot bending forward to nudge a male and female figure, i.e. 'humanity,' toward a brighter future. Woodruff's husband served as treasurer for the Century of Progress board of trustees in 1933.]
[Louise Lentz Woodruff standing next to the sculpture she designed for the Fountain of Science, located
4. [Louise Lentz Woodruff standing next to the sculpture she designed for the Fountain of Science, located in front of the main entrance to the Hall of Science. The sculpture, known as Science Advancing Mankind, depicts 'Science' as a benign robot bending forward to nudge a male and female figure, i.e. 'humanity,' toward a brighter future. Woodruff's husband served as treasurer for the Century of Progress board of trustees in 1933.]

[Sculptor Wilbur Freece created this small statuette, known as "Jim of the Golden West," from beef suet
5. [Sculptor Wilbur Freece created this small statuette, known as "Jim of the Golden West," from beef suet and rinds.]
[This figurine by Wilbur Freece, known as "the Single Jacker," is made of butter.]
6. [This figurine by Wilbur Freece, known as "the Single Jacker," is made of butter.]
[This miniature horse-drawn carriage by artist Wilbur Freece, known as "The Tandem," is made from beef
7. [This miniature horse-drawn carriage by artist Wilbur Freece, known as "The Tandem," is made from beef suet.]
"Apollo. Copy in silver of archaic marble statues; the copy is much better than any marble original we
8. "Apollo. Copy in silver of archaic marble statues; the copy is much better than any marble original we posses. The Greek inscription, one of the earliest known, tell us that 'Amphias Dedicated the Tithe to the Far Darter,' the title of Apollo as god who inflicted the plague. Athens, 6th century B.C."

"Arthur Bublitz and Lenore Feldon offer a bit of native dancing [known as] the Jarabe dance, at the Mexican
9. "Arthur Bublitz and Lenore Feldon offer a bit of native dancing [known as] the Jarabe dance, at the Mexican Village at the World's Fair. They are featured in the show that entertains afternoons and nights at the village."
"Bowl. Mosaic glass, produced by melting together glass rods. Syria. 1st century A.D. The rarest type
10. "Bowl. Mosaic glass, produced by melting together glass rods. Syria. 1st century A.D. The rarest type of mosaic glass known."
"Divine powers may open jail doors but not the Chicago World's Fair gates, according to Prophet Jonas
11. "Divine powers may open jail doors but not the Chicago World's Fair gates, according to Prophet Jonas Israel - never known by his worldly name of John B. Nash - a visitor to the Fair today (Friday). The prophet has spent a good deal of time in jails and walked out of many of them through the aid of divine power, he says. He paid 50 cents to get into the Fair."
"Three stars of the Tipica Police Orchestra of Mexico City, now giving tow concerts daily in the Court
12. "Three stars of the Tipica Police Orchestra of Mexico City, now giving tow concerts daily in the Court of States at A Century of Progress. They are, left to right: Fortino Juarez, known as El Bajista, a virtuoso on the guitar and mandolin; Jose Rubio, tenor, who specializes in Mexican ballads and romantic songs; and Laura Rivas (Senora Zendejas), the stately contralto of the Tipicas. As a trio, they specialize in 'canciones rancheras,' or ranch songs."

"When Mrs. Vernon Moore (upper left) of Sao Paulo, Brazil, who as Francis Dagmera was premiere danseuse
13. "When Mrs. Vernon Moore (upper left) of Sao Paulo, Brazil, who as Francis Dagmera was premiere danseuse in many noted productions with the Pavley-Oukrainsky ballet, visited the Mexican Village at the World's Fair, she met two other former premieres, Mrs. E. McDonald (Marie Nemeroff), right, and Mrs. Howard Mayer (Helene Samuels). All three were premieres with the internationally known ballet from 1922 to 1925."
"With a 100-pound weight arranged to be raised by hand, visitors may test their strength and muscular
14. "With a 100-pound weight arranged to be raised by hand, visitors may test their strength and muscular control against that of a motor-driven hydraulic device known as a Thrustor, shown in the General Electric exhibit at the Century of Progress."
  

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