University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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Date
ca. 1933-1934 (4)

Subject
Model Ships (2)
Ships (2)
Boats (2)
Discovery & Exploratio... (1)
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Creator
Kaufmann & Fabry co. (2)

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2.75x2 (1)
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[A model ship being built for one of the exhibits at A Century of Progress International Exposition.]
1. [A model ship being built for one of the exhibits at A Century of Progress International Exposition.]
[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's
2. [Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion's giant airplane-shaped design celebrated Italo Balbo's transatlantic flight to the Century of Progress in 1933. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and a minister in Benito Mussolini's government. The front of the building also resembled the bundled fasces, an ancient symbol of the Roman Republic that was adopted by Italian and German fascists in the 20th century. Pictured here is a model of the Italian Ocean liner S.S. Rex. The Rex was launched in 1931 and operated until allied bombers destroyed the ship in 1944.]
[The polar ship belonging to famed-Antarctic explorer Admiral Byrd is docked at A Century of Progress.]
3. [The polar ship belonging to famed-Antarctic explorer Admiral Byrd is docked at A Century of Progress.]
"To the South Pole - to Little America - went this stalwart ship of Admiral Byrd's. 'The City of New
4. "To the South Pole - to Little America - went this stalwart ship of Admiral Byrd's. 'The City of New York' is equipped with dried food, instruments, clothing and attendants to tell you about this wonderful ship and all about its adventures. The ship was docked at the Exposition Grounds for inspection."

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