University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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1933 (11)
ca. 1933-1934 (2)

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[A marble house at the Enchanted Island exhibit one month before the grand opening of the Century of
1. [A marble house at the Enchanted Island exhibit one month before the grand opening of the Century of Progress International Exposition.]
[Construction of large wooden figures for the Enchanted Island exhibit at the Century of Progress International
2. [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.]
[Construction of one of the amusement rides at the Enchanted Island exhibit one month before the grand
3. [Construction of one of the amusement rides at the Enchanted Island exhibit one month before the grand opening of the Fair.]
[Construction of the Enchanted Island painting theater one month before the grand opening of the Fair.]
4. [Construction of the Enchanted Island painting theater one month before the grand opening of the Fair.]

[Construction of the Enchanted Island painting theater one month before the grand opening of the Fair.]
5. [Construction of the Enchanted Island painting theater one month before the grand opening of the Fair.]
[Construction of the Radio Flyer display for the Enchanted Island exhibit at the Century of Progress
6. [Construction of the Radio Flyer display 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.]
[Exterior view of the Enchanted Island theater and moat one month before the grand opening of A Century
7. [Exterior view of the Enchanted Island theater and moat one month before the grand opening of A Century of Progress.]
[Exterior view of the Magic Mountain exhibit at Enchanted Island one month before the grand opening of
8. [Exterior view of the Magic Mountain exhibit at Enchanted Island one month before the grand opening of A Century of Progress.]

[General view of the Enchanted Island exhibit under construction, one month before the grand opening
9. [General view of the Enchanted Island exhibit under construction, one month before the grand opening of the Century of Progress.]
[Interior view of one of the pavilions under construction at the General Exhibits building, Century of
10. [Interior view of one of the pavilions under construction at the General Exhibits building, Century of Progress. This photo was taken in April of 1933, just one month before the grand opening of the Fair.]
[Interior view of one of the pavilions under construction at the General Exhibits building, Century of
11. [Interior view of one of the pavilions under construction at the General Exhibits building, Century of Progress. This photo was taken in April of 1933, just one month before the grand opening of the Fair.]
"'Like this?' Don McNeill, famous NBC announcer, takes the 'mike' and the control head phones at the
12. "'Like this?' Don McNeill, famous NBC announcer, takes the 'mike' and the control head phones at the World's Fair radio auditions contest and talks to himself. He doesn't seem to think much of his own efforts. McNeill, who takes over the position of master of ceremonies in the new Pontiac broadcast scheduled from WEAF, New York next month, was the guest star at the audition contest. He also acted as one of the judges and turned out to be one of the toughest critics that have yet acted in that capacity."

"As Wiley Post, intrepid air ace, received the Harmon trophy for his record 7-day flight around the world
13. "As Wiley Post, intrepid air ace, received the Harmon trophy for his record 7-day flight around the world in 1933. The presentation was made before thousands of World's Fair visitors in the Science Theater yesterday. (Friday, August 24th). Left to right are: Governor Horner of Illinois, L.P. Bonfouy, Post, Col. C.W. Kerwood, president of the League Internationale des aviateurs; Maj. James H. Doolittle, a former winner of the trophy; Col. Lafeton Whitney, president of the Chicago chapter, National Aeronautical Association, and Father James Organisciak, the 'Flying Priest,' who will represent the N.A.A. at the Gordon Bennett balloon races in Warsaw, Poland, next month."
   

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