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 (27)
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Exhibitions (4)
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[A promotional poster for A Century of Progress depicting a minstrel jazz show in Vaudevillian style.]
1. [A promotional poster for A Century of Progress depicting a minstrel jazz show in Vaudevillian style.]
[A sign announcing an upcoming comedy show.]
2. [A sign announcing an upcoming comedy show.]
[Exterior view of the General Exhibits building at A Century of Progress a few months before the grand
3. [Exterior view of the General Exhibits building at A Century of Progress a few months before the grand opening of the Fair. This photo shows a close-up of the exhibit's pavilions.]
[High-wire artists at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
4. [High-wire artists at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]

[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion
5. [Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion was designed to resemble a giant airplane to celebrate Italo Balbo's 1933 transatlantic flight that ended at the Century of Progress. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and one of Benito Mussolini's government officials. The front of the building sported a design that resembled the bundled fasces, an ancient symbol of the Roman Republic that was adopted by Italian and German fascists in the 20th century. The photo here shows the speaker's rostrum in the building's auditorium.]
[Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion
6. [Interior view of the Italian Pavilion at the Century of Progress International Exposition. The Pavilion was designed to resemble a giant airplane to celebrate Italo Balbo's 1933 transatlantic flight that ended at the Century of Progress. Balbo was an Italian fascist, a leader of the Blackshirts, and one of Benito Mussolini's government officials. The front of the building sported a design that resembled the bundled fasces, an ancient symbol of the Roman Republic that was adopted by Italian and German fascists in the 20th century. The photo here shows the transparent photographs of Mussolini's forum in Rome on display in the Pavilion's auditorium room.]
[Lion tamer at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
7. [Lion tamer at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
[Lion Tamer at the Century of Progress Standard Oil 'Live Power Show.']
8. [Lion Tamer at the Century of Progress Standard Oil 'Live Power Show.']

[Photo of an architectural drawing of Frank Buck's Animal Show exhibit at A Century of Progress International
9. [Photo of an architectural drawing of Frank Buck's Animal Show exhibit at A Century of Progress International Exhibit. The architectural firm that produced the drawing was Loebl, Schlossman & Demuth, a Chicago-based business that went on to design the Water Tower Place (1976) and the Prudential Plaza (1990).]
[Picture of a neo-classical Vaudeville sign the last half of an unnamed program will take place next
10. [Picture of a neo-classical Vaudeville sign the last half of an unnamed program will take place next week. The Century of Progress' best-known vaudeville act was burlesque dancer Sally Rand, who thrilled audiences with her fan dance at the Streets of Paris exhibition.]
[Romanesque courtyard at the Century of Progress "Foreign Villages" exhibition.] [The picture was taken
11. [Romanesque courtyard at the Century of Progress "Foreign Villages" exhibition.] [The picture was taken inside the building and shows the yard.]
[Western-styled female dancers performing in front of actors dressed as cowboys at the Century of Progress
12. [Western-styled female dancers performing in front of actors dressed as cowboys at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. Horse-drawn Conestoga Wagons are parked to the right.]

[Women pose for a fashion show in 1932.]
13. [Women pose for a fashion show in 1932.]
[Women pose for a fashion show in 1932.]
14. [Women pose for a fashion show in 1932.]
"A sprightly revue of singing, tumbling, and dancing of every type and description was presented last
15. "A sprightly revue of singing, tumbling, and dancing of every type and description was presented last night (Tuesday) in the Court of States at the World's Fair by the parks and playgrounds of Chicago. The above picture shows a part of the cast of the revue after their highly successful performance."
"Above diagram shows the new Chicago Motor coach rainy-day route at the 12th street entrance to the World's
16. "Above diagram shows the new Chicago Motor coach rainy-day route at the 12th street entrance to the World's Fair. During the day the buses deposit passengers at a canopy that leads to the entrance, and after nine p.m. passengers may alight within the grounds between 12th and 14th streets. A system of canopies makes it possible for visitors to arrive at the gate, enter the grounds, and take a bus to any building without getting wet."

"After approving a $22,500,000 loan for the payment of back salaries to Chicago school teachers, Jesse
17. "After approving a $22,500,000 loan for the payment of back salaries to Chicago school teachers, Jesse H. Jones, chairman of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, and Mrs. Jones visited the World's Fair, accompanied by Mrs. Woodrow Wilson. The picture taken at the Country Club shows, left to right, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Walter J. Cummings, Mr. Jones, and Mrs. Wilson."
"Amid all the glamour and excitement of a Hollywood premiere, the first international preview of a motion
18. "Amid all the glamour and excitement of a Hollywood premiere, the first international preview of a motion picture was held in the Lagoon theater at the World's Fair. the above picture shows a part of the crowd who witnessed the first showing of 'Our Daily Bread,' King Vidor's latest picture based on the back-to-the-land movement."
"Department Store of 1890. The lady at the counter is buying a corset for her child, and the bust shows,
19. "Department Store of 1890. The lady at the counter is buying a corset for her child, and the bust shows, what was than considered a beautiful figure. Tennis was the fashion, but our champions would probably object playing it in the dress the young girl is wearing."
"Even the water carnival performers at the World's Fair Dutch Village have become 'fan-dance minded.'
20. "Even the water carnival performers at the World's Fair Dutch Village have become 'fan-dance minded.' Here is Jim Wilkinson in a burlesque number."
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