University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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"'Be a swell person -- Take an Orphan to the Fair' is the motto of the movement started by the Mandel
1. "'Be a swell person -- Take an Orphan to the Fair' is the motto of the movement started by the Mandel Brothers, State street department store, to help charitable Chicagoans take under-privileged children on World's Fair outings. Shown here is Leon Mandel, general manager, with the first of the groups to visit the exposition, composed of boys from the Bohemian Orphan asylum, the Illinois Protestant Children's home, and the Chicago Home for Jewish children. A special department, under the management of Mrs. Jennie Pervin, has been organized in the club women's bureau on the ninth floor of the store, to assist persons planning orphan parties; such persons may write, call in person, or telephone State 1500. Orphans, in groups of three or more, will be admitted to the Fair grounds for five cents each."
"A complete air conditioning system for a home of moderate size is shown in this sectional setting in
2. "A complete air conditioning system for a home of moderate size is shown in this sectional setting in the General Electric exhibit at the Century of Progress in Chicago."
"A display of the Industrial Electric Heat Applications shown as part of Electric Light and Power Industry's
3. "A display of the Industrial Electric Heat Applications shown as part of Electric Light and Power Industry's exhibit at the Chicago World's Fair."
"After 50 years of remaining in St. Louis, Louis Aubuchon, 94, is busy making up for his lack of travel
4. "After 50 years of remaining in St. Louis, Louis Aubuchon, 94, is busy making up for his lack of travel by visiting the Chicago World's Fair. He is shown here at the Swiss Village with Dorothy Benson attempting to feed one of the mountain goats."

"Among the numerous gifts valued at several hundred dollars, to be presented to the sixteenth and last
5. "Among the numerous gifts valued at several hundred dollars, to be presented to the sixteenth and last millionth visitor to the World's Fair today (Wednesday) will be a real, live monkey from the Frank Buck Jungle Camp at the Fair shown here with T.A. Loveland, manager of the Jungle Camp."
"Approximately 5,000 Italian-Americans gathered about the Italian government building of the Chicago
6. "Approximately 5,000 Italian-Americans gathered about the Italian government building of the Chicago World's Fair for the unveiling of a memorial pillar to Italo Balbo, shown here, Sunday (July 15th). It was the highlight of Italian day at the Fair, with Mayor Edward J. Kelly; Marquis Rossi Longhi, Italian charge d'affairs; Rufus C. Dawes; Giuseppi Castruccio; consul-general; Lt. Gov. Thomas F. Donovan, and other officials present." [Italo Balbo was a fascist general and leader of the Italian Blackshirts and, at the time, a close ally of Benito Mussolini. Balbo arrived at the Century of Progress on a transatlantic flight from Rome, Italy. The City of Chicago subsequently staged a parade and renamed 7th Street 'Balbo Drive' in his honor.]
"Bait casting as it should be done is shown by Chief Coller, world's champion trick caster in the pool
7. "Bait casting as it should be done is shown by Chief Coller, world's champion trick caster in the pool fronting the Travel and Transport building at the World's Fair. Three Abbott dancers, Dorothy Carlson, Dolores Smith and Mildred Koplin, together with Mrs. Coller, proved eager pupils, anxious to master the difficult art. The exhibitions are given twice daily as a feature of the Sportsmen's show inside the building."
"Bait casting as it should be done is shown by Chief Coller, world's champion trick caster in the pool
8. "Bait casting as it should be done is shown by Chief Coller, world's champion trick caster in the pool fronting the Travel and Transport building at the World's Fair. Tree Abbot dancers, Dorothy Carlson, Dolores Smith and Mildred Koplin, together with Mrs. Coller, proved eager pupils, anxious to master the difficult art. The exhibitions are given twice daily as a feature of the Sportsmen's show inside the building."

"Bait casting as it should be done is shown by Chief Coller, world's champion trick caster in the pool
9. "Bait casting as it should be done is shown by Chief Coller, world's champion trick caster in the pool fronting the Travel and Transport building at the World's Fair. Tree Abbot dancers, Dorothy Carlson, Dolores Smith and Mildred Koplin, together with Mrs. Coller, proved eager pupils, anxious to master the difficult art. The exhibitions are given twice daily as a feature of the Sportsmen's show inside the building."
"Championship Fair-goer Gets Season Ticket No. 1 for 1934. Mrs. Ruby Phelps, 5301 Kimbark Avenue, Chicago,
10. "Championship Fair-goer Gets Season Ticket No. 1 for 1934. Mrs. Ruby Phelps, 5301 Kimbark Avenue, Chicago, shown buying ticket from Martin M. Tveter, Comptroller of A Century of Progress. She attended the Fair 147 times in 1933."
"Championship Fair-goer Gets Season Ticket No. 1 for 1934. Mrs. Ruby Phelps, 5301 Kimbark Avenue, Chicago,
11. "Championship Fair-goer Gets Season Ticket No. 1 for 1934. Mrs. Ruby Phelps, 5301 Kimbark Avenue, Chicago, shown buying ticket from Martin M. Tveter, Comptroller of A Century of Progress. She attended the Fair 147 times in 1933."
"Complete air conditioning equipment for homes using any type of heating system is shown in this section
12. "Complete air conditioning equipment for homes using any type of heating system is shown in this section of the General Electric exhibit at the Century of Progress. The display includes central systems and single room units."

"Dancers from the Mexican village at A Century of Progress are shown here going through a series of dances
13. "Dancers from the Mexican village at A Century of Progress are shown here going through a series of dances on the stage of the auditorium of the Swift bridge to the delight of the large gathering of members of the National Retail Grocers association who were attending the World's Fair."
"Down at the extreme south end of the Fair grounds we see a little but of old Europe. This Ukraine building
14. "Down at the extreme south end of the Fair grounds we see a little but of old Europe. This Ukraine building is picturesque and the exhibits within are most interesting. Crafts and handiwork are shown in the profusion."
"Edward H. Sniffen, Asst. Vice-President of Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company, signing
15. "Edward H. Sniffen, Asst. Vice-President of Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company, signing contract for renewal of the company's exhibit at the 1934 World's Fair. Shown with Mr. Sniffen are (left) Rufus C. Dawes, President of the Exposition, and Lenox R. Lohr, General Manager. The exhibit will occupy the same space in the Electrical Building as last year, with many new features introduced."
"Fair officials and officers of Wilson and company dedicated the packing firm's exhibit at the Chicago
16. "Fair officials and officers of Wilson and company dedicated the packing firm's exhibit at the Chicago World's Fair Sunday (June 17) afternoon. Miss Jane Iredale, exhibit employee, is shown here pinning a flower on Thomas E. Wilson, chairman of the board of directors, while Edward Foss Wilson, his son and president of the company, looks on."

"Fannie Brice, Ziegfeld Follies star, looks in by way of television on three contestants for the title
17. "Fannie Brice, Ziegfeld Follies star, looks in by way of television on three contestants for the title of 'Miss Chicago' who are shown in a large airliner at the World's Fair. The likeness of the Follies star shown in the portable television originated at the Television exhibit on Northerly Island of the Fair. A contract with the Follies awaits the winner of the beauty contest."
"Federal Judge Edgar S. Vought, of Oklahoma City, who sentenced "Machine Gun" Kelly to life imprisonment
18. "Federal Judge Edgar S. Vought, of Oklahoma City, who sentenced "Machine Gun" Kelly to life imprisonment in the sensational Bailey kidnapping case at Oklahoma City, last summer, visits the new World's Fair in Chicago, and is here shown at lunch with Harry E. Snodgrass, managing director of Wilson and company, in the dining room of the Wilson exhibit."
"Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr., son of the President, is an interested visitor at the International Business
19. "Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr., son of the President, is an interested visitor at the International Business machines exhibit at the new World's Fair. He is shown here inspecting a report by the International Alphabetic Accounting machine. Left to Right: Donald E. Jackson, of Providence, R.I., Roosevelt's companion, F.L. Wesson, IBM representative, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr., and P.J. McMahon, assistant manager of the exhibit."
"From left to right: Wallace Sample, Cyril Hill, Mrs. W.B. Wilson, Mrs. W.T. Hall, Mrs. D. Q. Wilson
20. "From left to right: Wallace Sample, Cyril Hill, Mrs. W.B. Wilson, Mrs. W.T. Hall, Mrs. D. Q. Wilson and D. Q. Wilson are shown in the exhibit of the Oriental Institute in the Hall of Social Science on Northerly Island at A Century of Progress. They are inspecting a mummy which is believed to date from the 7th century B.C. Portions of the mummy's wrappings have been cut away so that visitors to this popular exhibit may see the method used by the ancients in wrapping the mummies. The specimen is loaned by the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago."
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