University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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ca. 1933-1934 (9)
1932 (1)

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Kaufmann & Fabry co. (7)

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Music (3)
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Choirs (Music) (1)
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[Arthur J. Lamb and Alfred Solman's 1906 American musical, "We Parted as the Sun Went Down."]
1. [Arthur J. Lamb and Alfred Solman's 1906 American musical, "We Parted as the Sun Went Down."]
[Photo of the Roosevelt High School choir in front of the Hall of Science building.]
2. [Photo of the Roosevelt High School choir in front of the Hall of Science building.]
[The Senn High School Band (from Chicago, IL) performs at the Century of Progress International Exposition,
3. [The Senn High School Band (from Chicago, IL) performs at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
"Apollo. The god of music playing his lyre. In the archaic period he was still represented with a beard.
4. "Apollo. The god of music playing his lyre. In the archaic period he was still represented with a beard. Athens. 6th century B.C."

"Laura T. Martin, director of music at the University of Mississippi, as she appeared in the recital
5. "Laura T. Martin, director of music at the University of Mississippi, as she appeared in the recital at the Illinois Host building at the Chicago World's Fair Monday evening (July 30th)."
"North approach to the Hall of Science at Chicago's 1933 World's Fair -- A Century of Progress Exposition,
6. "North approach to the Hall of Science at Chicago's 1933 World's Fair -- A Century of Progress Exposition, which opens May 27th and continues until November 1st. The beautiful carillon tower rising above the Hall is equipped with mellow-toned chimes that send their music floating out over the grounds throughout the day and night. Inside the Hall of Science, Exposition visitors view dramatic action exhibits of industries closely related to the basic sciences. The building comprises superb examples of modern architecture. It is U-shaped with two arms reaching down to a sparkling lagoon, and enclosing a court of three acres. In the center of its upper terrace is a circular well, forming the base of a court colorful with pools, fountains and flower-gardens."
"The drum and bugle corps of the Calumet City American Legion post provided the martial music for the
7. "The drum and bugle corps of the Calumet City American Legion post provided the martial music for the parade of the parishioners of St. Andrew's Roman Catholic church which celebrated St. Andrew's Day at the Chicago World's Fair yesterday (Sunday). A colorful program was held in the Court of States, including music, dancing, a fashion show, and gymnastic demonstrations."
"The oldest and the youngest parishioners of St. Andrew's church of Calumet City, Illinois, Mrs. Valeria
8. "The oldest and the youngest parishioners of St. Andrew's church of Calumet City, Illinois, Mrs. Valeria Perz, 73, and James Muschelwiscz, 3, were presented to an audience of their fellow-parishioners at the colorful ceremony held in the Court of States at the Chicago World's Fair on Sunday, July 8. The day was the church's official celebration at the Fair and an elaborate program of dancing, music, speeches and gymnastic exercises was presented."

"This committee of music authorities selected the winners in the Midway Song contest. The critics shown
9. "This committee of music authorities selected the winners in the Midway Song contest. The critics shown above are, left to right - Joel Lay, director of musical activities at A Century of Progress; Fred Forster, president of the Forster Musical Company, and Henry Selinger, National Broadcasting executive. Herbert Johnson, staff pianist of A Century of Progress, is seated at the piano."
"Three new musical instruments, an electrical violin, a clavier, and an electrical guitar, attract much
10. "Three new musical instruments, an electrical violin, a clavier, and an electrical guitar, attract much comment from spectators at the outdoor science theater in the court of the Hall of Science at the World's Fair. The instruments are the invention of Lloyd Loar, lecturer on the physics of music at Northwestern University, who is seated at the clavier. The other musicians are Charles Stein (left) and Ruth Brenner (right). The instruments produce an electrical current which is amplified and converted into sound by the loudspeaker shown in the picture."
  

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