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 (3)

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[Possible portrait of early American statesmen and inventor Ben Franklin conducting his famous lightening
1. [Possible portrait of early American statesmen and inventor Ben Franklin conducting his famous lightening experiment with his son. In 1752, Franklin flew a kite with a metal key attached during a thunderstorm to prove that lightening was made of electricity. Although European scientists were already conducting similar experiments with electricity, Franklin is credited as the first one to propose using a metal rod or some other conductor to draw off electricity from lightening. Franklin's scientific achievements won him the admiration of Enlightenment intellectuals in Europe and North America and secured his reputation as a leading scientist.]
[The Robert Koch Hall at the Century of Progress. Robert Koch was a German physician and the first scientist
2. [The Robert Koch Hall at the Century of Progress. Robert Koch was a German physician and the first scientist to discover the bacteria that caused tuberculosis in 1882, an achievement that won him the Nobel Prize. The photo is undated.]
[The Robert Koch Hall at the Century of Progress. Robert Koch was a German physician and the first scientist
3. [The Robert Koch Hall at the Century of Progress. Robert Koch was a German physician and the first scientist to discover the bacteria that caused tuberculosis in 1882, an achievement that won him the Nobel Prize. The photo is undated.]
 

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