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. (4)

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ca. 1933-1934 (4)
1933 (1)
1934 (1)

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[A parade at the Century of Progress 'Foreign Villages' exhibit. The ethnological exhibit included replicas
1. [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.]
[The preliminary winners at the Miss Century of Progress Contest. The women pictured here were local
2. [The preliminary winners at the Miss Century of Progress Contest. The women pictured here were local residents of Chicago who, by virtue of their ethnic identity, represented the nations of Scotland, England, Germany, Hungary, Wales, and Austria.]
"Apollo. The god of music playing his lyre. In the archaic period he was still represented with a beard.
3. "Apollo. The god of music playing his lyre. In the archaic period he was still represented with a beard. Athens. 6th century B.C."
"George Blagden, husky long distance swimmer, who represented the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Memphis,
4. "George Blagden, husky long distance swimmer, who represented the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Memphis, Tenn., in the 15 mile marathon grind at A Century of Progress in 1933, finishing second to Marvin Nelson, of Fort Dodge, Iowa, is out to capture the championship event when it is again staged on Sunday, July 22nd, at the World's Fair in Chicago. Nelson set a new American record of 7 hours, 22 minutes and 24 3-5 seconds to lead Blagden across the finishing line. Blagden is reported in great trim for the grueling battle. The race is sponsored by William Randolph Hearst, who has posted a purse of $10,000, the winner to receive $5,000.The race will start at the Seventy-ninth Street beach on Chicago's south side, with the course laid along the shore line of Lake Michigan and the last seven miles to be swum in the World's Fair Lagoon."

"Thomas E. Wilson (left), chairman of the board of directors of Wilson and company, shown presenting
5. "Thomas E. Wilson (left), chairman of the board of directors of Wilson and company, shown presenting the Wilson exhibit building to the World's Fair administration, represented by Albert N. Gonsior. One of the features of the exhibit is a bacon slicing and packing plant in operation."
Architect's study of façade of portal in proposed Hall of States at Chicago's 1933 Century of Progress
6. Architect's study of façade of portal in proposed Hall of States at Chicago's 1933 Century of Progress Exposition. Each state and territory was to be represented by its own portal that led to its own particular exhibit.
  

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