University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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1933 (15)
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Exhibitions (14)
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[A close up view of one of the entrances of the Electrical Group building at A Century of Progress International
1. [A close up view of one of the entrances of the Electrical Group building at A Century of Progress International Exposition in early 1933, a few months before the opening of Fair.]
[Construction of a giant toy wagon in preparation for the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress.
2. [Construction of a giant toy wagon in preparation for the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. The photo was taken in March of 1933, a few months before the grand opening of the Fair.]
[Construction of Magic Mountain for the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. The photo
3. [Construction of Magic Mountain for the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. The photo was taken in February of 1933, a few months before the grand opening of the Fair.]
[Construction of Magic Mountain for the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. The photo
4. [Construction of Magic Mountain for the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. The photo was taken in March of 1933, a few months before the grand opening of the Fair.]

[Construction of Magic Mountain for the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. The photo
5. [Construction of Magic Mountain for the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. The photo was taken in March of 1933, a few months before the grand opening of the Fair.]
[Construction of the children's theater for the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. The
6. [Construction of the children's theater for the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. The photo was taken in February of 1933, a few months before the grand opening of the Fair.]
[Construction of the children's theater for the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. The
7. [Construction of the children's theater for the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. The photo was taken in March of 1933, a few months before the grand opening of the Fair.]
[Construction of the Gazebo in preparation for the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress.
8. [Construction of the Gazebo in preparation for the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. The photo was taken in March of 1933, a few months before the grand opening of the Fair.]

[Construction of the Gazebo in preparation for the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress.
9. [Construction of the Gazebo in preparation for the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. The photo was taken in March of 1933, a few months before the grand opening of the Fair.]
[Construction of the General Exhibits building at A Century of Progress. This photo was taken in March
10. [Construction of the General Exhibits building at A Century of Progress. This photo was taken in March of 1933, two months before the grand opening of the Fair.]
[Exterior view of Magic Mountain, part of the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. The
11. [Exterior view of Magic Mountain, part of the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. The photo was taken in March of 1933, a few months before the grand opening of the Fair.]
[Exterior view of Magic Mountain, part of the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. The
12. [Exterior view of Magic Mountain, part of the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. The photo was taken in March of 1933, a few months before the grand opening of the Fair.]

[Exterior view of the Electrical Group building at A Century of Progress International Exposition in
13. [Exterior view of the Electrical Group building at A Century of Progress International Exposition in early 1933, a few months before the opening of Fair.]
[Exterior view of the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. The photo was taken in March
14. [Exterior view of the Enchanted Island exhibit at A Century of Progress. The photo was taken in March of 1933, when the exhibit was under construction a few months before the grand opening of the Fair.]
[Exterior view of the General Exhibits building at A Century of Progress a few months before the grand
15. [Exterior view of the General Exhibits building at A Century of Progress a few months before the grand opening of the Fair. This photo shows a close-up of the exhibit's pavilions.]
[Exterior view of the General Exhibits building at A Century of Progress in December of 1932, almost
16. [Exterior view of the General Exhibits building at A Century of Progress in December of 1932, almost 5 months before the grand opening of the Fair.]

[Parade in front of the Czechoslovakia pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition,
17. [Parade in front of the Czechoslovakia pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. The Century of Progress showcased the artistic, cultural, and scientific achievements of Czechoslovakia, then a newly independent country that had won its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the end of World War One. Anton Cermak, mayor of Chicago from 1931 until his assassination in 1933, just a few months prior to the Century of Progress grand opening, was a Czech immigrant from Bohemia.]
"Roberta Nesbin, 7 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Nesbin, Cleveland, who made her first airplane
18. "Roberta Nesbin, 7 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Nesbin, Cleveland, who made her first airplane trip when she was 14 months of age, flew to the World's Fair from Cleveland yesterday (Tuesday, August 7th). She is shown here holding a beer stein her grandfather, the late Lawrence Mullen of Philadelphia, bought when he attended the Columbian Exposition here in 1893."
  
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