University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[A large clock tower faces the public square at the Century of Progress "Swiss Village" exhibit.]
1. [A large clock tower faces the public square at the Century of Progress "Swiss Village" exhibit.]
[A large crowd awaits to hear Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady and wife of U.S. President Franklin Delano
2. [A large crowd awaits to hear Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady and wife of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, give an address before the Century of Progress Court of Honor, Hall of Science. Mrs. Roosevelt's speech that day was addressed to the women of the nation.]
[A large crowd gathers at Soldier Field to listen to a marching band.]
3. [A large crowd gathers at Soldier Field to listen to a marching band.]
[Chicago Plan Commission sketch of the Chicago lakefront area where the Fair was to be built. The large
4. [Chicago Plan Commission sketch of the Chicago lakefront area where the Fair was to be built. The large white building in the background is the Field Museum.]

[Construction of large wooden figures for the Enchanted Island exhibit at the Century of Progress International
5. [Construction of large wooden figures for the Enchanted Island exhibit at the Century of Progress International Exhibition. Photo was taken in April of 1933, one month before the grand opening of the Fair.]
[Diorama of a nondescript North African, Middle Eastern or Near Eastern village with a large water cistern
6. [Diorama of a nondescript North African, Middle Eastern or Near Eastern village with a large water cistern in the center of the town square.]
[The Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. Magic Mountain can be seen behind the large toy
7. [The Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. Magic Mountain can be seen behind the large toy elephant.]
"A display of small apparatus which includes some new developments, such as the Thyratron speed control
8. "A display of small apparatus which includes some new developments, such as the Thyratron speed control for motors, quiet operating motor on sound isolating base, and gear motors, supplemented by models of large equipment represents the apparatus section of the General Electric Company in its exhibit at the Century of Progress."

"Artistic lighting effects are used on this statue which is on display at the exhibit of the Electric
9. "Artistic lighting effects are used on this statue which is on display at the exhibit of the Electric Light and Power Industry on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the World's Fair." [The statue is large, white, and beautiful.]
"Circuit breakers, new and unusual types of motors, control devices, welding equipment, and electron
10. "Circuit breakers, new and unusual types of motors, control devices, welding equipment, and electron tube control are some of the products of the apparatus section of the General Electric on exhibit at the Century of Progress. Models of large apparatus are also used extensively."
"Dancers from the Mexican village at A Century of Progress are shown here going through a series of dances
11. "Dancers from the Mexican village at A Century of Progress are shown here going through a series of dances on the stage of the auditorium of the Swift bridge to the delight of the large gathering of members of the National Retail Grocers association who were attending the World's Fair."
"Fannie Brice, Ziegfeld Follies star, looks in by way of television on three contestants for the title
12. "Fannie Brice, Ziegfeld Follies star, looks in by way of television on three contestants for the title of 'Miss Chicago' who are shown in a large airliner at the World's Fair. The likeness of the Follies star shown in the portable television originated at the Television exhibit on Northerly Island of the Fair. A contract with the Follies awaits the winner of the beauty contest."

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