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. (7)

Date
ca. 1933-1934 (5)
1934 (3)

Format
9.5x7.5 (4)
7.5x9.25 (1)
7.5x9.5 (1)
9.5”x7.5” (1)

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Guests (3)
Exhibitions (2)
Televisions (2)
Cats (1)
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"Congressman Richard J. Welsh, his wife and son, Richard, Jr., of California, sign the official register
1. "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."
"Fair officials and officers of Wilson and company dedicated the packing firm's exhibit at the Chicago
2. "Fair officials and officers of Wilson and company dedicated the packing firm's exhibit at the Chicago World's Fair Sunday (June 17) afternoon. Miss Jane Iredale, exhibit employee, is shown here pinning a flower on Thomas E. Wilson, chairman of the board of directors, while Edward Foss Wilson, his son and president of the company, looks on."
"Fannie Brice, Ziegfeld Follies star, looks in by way of television on three contestants for the title
3. "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."
"Gene Sarazen, famous golfer, was a visitor to the World's Fair today (Thursday, Sept. 6) and manifested
4. "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."

"Gloria Swanson looks up and gasps as W.R. Voght, superintendent of the Skyride, points out the platform,
5. "Gloria Swanson looks up and gasps as W.R. Voght, superintendent of the Skyride, points out the platform, 628 feet straight up, from which she has just previewed the 1934 World's Fair. She was the first 1934 Skyride rider."
"The smiling Egyptian cat-goddess Bast. Made in lapis-lazuli and adorned with golden earrings. Ptolemaic,
6. "The smiling Egyptian cat-goddess Bast. Made in lapis-lazuli and adorned with golden earrings. Ptolemaic, Egyptian, 3rd Century B.C. Exhibited in the North Wing Hall of Religion at the Century of Progress." ["The cat is wearing earrings. The cat is dark and has big scary eyes but it is smiling like it is happy. The cat's nose looks like a person's nose."]
"This is the way it looks from behind. Warren Ashe, Miss Gladys Griswold and John Kane of the Milky Way
7. "This is the way it looks from behind. Warren Ashe, Miss Gladys Griswold and John Kane of the Milky Way Company at the Court theater inspecting the television apparatus at the Television Exhibition showing at the second floor of the Electrical Building, Northerly Island, A Century of Progress."
"When 140 members of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce visited the World's Fair recently they presented
8. "When 140 members of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce visited the World's Fair recently they presented Rufus. C. Dawes (left) a half keg of specially brewed beer from one of the New York breweries. L.W. Kaufman, president of the Staten Island organization is shown making the presentation to President Dawes while C. Meyer of the brewery looks on."

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