University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[A model demonstrating the use of a Hoover vacuum cleaner. The photo is undated.]
1. [A model demonstrating the use of a Hoover vacuum cleaner. The photo is undated.]
[A model Illinois Central train parading down the Avenue of Flags at A Century of Progress International
2. [A model Illinois Central train parading down the Avenue of Flags at A Century of Progress International Exhibition.]
[A model ship being built for one of the exhibits at A Century of Progress International Exposition.]
3. [A model ship being built for one of the exhibits at A Century of Progress International Exposition.]
[A parade at the Century of Progress 'Foreign Villages' exhibit. The ethnological exhibit included replicas
4. [A parade at the Century of Progress 'Foreign Villages' exhibit. The ethnological exhibit included replicas of model villages from Spain, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, Italy, the Netherlands, Mexico, Tunisia, and Morocco, among others. Each village was staffed by employees in costumes native to the country being represented. The model villages also featured entertainment, an arts and crafts demonstration, and indoor and outdoor dining.]

[A small-scale diorama of A Century of Progress International Exposition.]
5. [A small-scale diorama of A Century of Progress International Exposition.]
[An 1898 model automobile built by the Duryea Motor Wagon Company. Duryea began manufacturing automobiles
6. [An 1898 model automobile built by the Duryea Motor Wagon Company. Duryea began manufacturing automobiles in 1895 and was the first American company to build gasoline-powered vehicle in the United States.]
[An early 1930s minibus parked behind a late-nineteenth century model of a "horseless carriage," the
7. [An early 1930s minibus parked behind a late-nineteenth century model of a "horseless carriage," the prototype to Henry Ford's popular Model T automobile.]
[An unidentified man demonstrating the use of a molecular and geometric model at one of the science exhibits
8. [An unidentified man demonstrating the use of a molecular and geometric model at one of the science exhibits at A Century of Progress International Exposition, ca. 1933-1934.]

[An unidentified woman in period costume standing next to a Ford Model T at the Century of Progress Pageant
9. [An unidentified woman in period costume standing next to a Ford Model T at the Century of Progress Pageant of Transportation.]
[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's
10. [Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's giant airplane-shaped design celebrated Italo Balbo's transatlantic flight to the Century of Progress in 1933. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and a minister in Benito Mussolini's government. The front of the building also resembled the bundled fasces, an ancient symbol of the Roman Republic that was adopted by Italian and German fascists in the 20th century. Pictured here is a model of the Italian Ocean liner S.S. Rex. The Rex was launched in 1931 and operated until allied bombers destroyed the ship in 1944.]
[Model Florida home at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
11. [Model Florida home at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
[Model Florida home at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
12. [Model Florida home at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]

[Model of boring machine invented by John "Iron-Mad" Wilkinson, an eighteenth-century British industrialist.]
13. [Model of boring machine invented by John "Iron-Mad" Wilkinson, an eighteenth-century British industrialist.]
[One of the model home exhibits at A Century of Progress.]
14. [One of the model home exhibits at A Century of Progress.]
[Photo of an architectural drawing of the Century of Progress Hawaiian Gardens exhibit, which featured
15. [Photo of an architectural drawing of the Century of Progress Hawaiian Gardens exhibit, which featured a model of Mt. Kilallua volcano The architectural firm that produced the drawing was Loebl, Schlossman & Demuth, a Chicago-based business that went on to design the Water Tower Place (1976) and the Prudential Plaza (1990).]
[Photograph of model buildings at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
16. [Photograph of model buildings at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]

[Photograph of model buildings at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
17. [Photograph of model buildings at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
[Technicians construct a model petroleum refinery for exhibition at A Century of Progress. The photo
18. [Technicians construct a model petroleum refinery for exhibition at A Century of Progress. The photo is undated.]
[The engine to the right is a Corliss steam engine, built ca.1884. The smaller engine on the left is
19. [The engine to the right is a Corliss steam engine, built ca.1884. The smaller engine on the left is a model of a turbine engine built by Swedish engineer Gustaf Patrik de Laval in 1884. Both the turbine and steam engine pictured here could generate approximately 75 HP of power.]
[The International Harvester exhibit at A Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. The
20. [The International Harvester exhibit at A Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. The exhibit pictured here is a model binder twine machine, which was used to tie the top of a shock of wheat together for easier handling and transport. The International Harvester exhibit was located in the Travel and Transport building.]
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