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 (14)
1934 (2)

Format
2.75x2 (12)
6.25x8.5 (1)
7x7.75 (1)
7.5x9.25 (1)
7.5x9.5 (1)

Subject
Signs (Notices) (11)
Motion Pictures (5)
Farewells (3)
Performances (3)
Dioramas (2)
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Creator
Kaufmann & Fabry co. (3)

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[A sign announcing an upcoming comedy show.]
1. [A sign announcing an upcoming comedy show.]
[A sign announcing an upcoming romantic movie.]
2. [A sign announcing an upcoming romantic movie.]
[A sign announcing an upcoming singing performance.]
3. [A sign announcing an upcoming singing performance.]
[A sign announcing the 1913 silent motion picture drama, "The Battle of Bull Run," a film about the famous
4. [A sign announcing the 1913 silent motion picture drama, "The Battle of Bull Run," a film about the famous U.S. Civil War battle fought in 1861. The Battle of Bull Run was the first major battle of the Civil War. The two armies would face off again a year later in the Second Battle of Bull Run. The Union Army was defeated in both battles.]

[Another goodnight sign.]
5. [Another goodnight sign.]
[Diorama representing a New England fishing village. The sign on top reads, "On wind and weather the
6. [Diorama representing a New England fishing village. The sign on top reads, "On wind and weather the catch depends. Savings always sure."]
[Humorous diorama depicting an old rickety village with dilapidated buildings and villagers and barnyard
7. [Humorous diorama depicting an old rickety village with dilapidated buildings and villagers and barnyard animals standing around an unpaved town square. The sign at the top of the diorama reads, "We don't ask you to live like this!! Look over our listing.]
[Photo of a sign bidding Fair patrons farewell after visiting the Century of Progress.]
8. [Photo of a sign bidding Fair patrons farewell after visiting the Century of Progress.]

[Photo of a sign bidding Fair patrons farewell after visiting the Century of Progress.]
9. [Photo of a sign bidding Fair patrons farewell after visiting the Century of Progress.]
[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.]
[Sign announcing a three-minute intermission between movies.]
11. [Sign announcing a three-minute intermission between movies.]
[Sign announcing an upcoming movie.]
12. [Sign announcing an upcoming movie.]

[Sign announcing an upcoming program.]
13. [Sign announcing an upcoming program.]
[Sign announcing continuous performances between movie pictures.]
14. [Sign announcing continuous performances between movie pictures.]
"Congressman Richard J. Welsh, his wife and son, Richard, Jr., of California, sign the official register
15. "Congressman Richard J. Welsh, his wife and son, Richard, Jr., of California, sign the official register of the new World's Fair in the Sears Roebuck building, while Major Chester L. Fordney, of stratosphere flight fame, looks on. The congressman and his family are on their way to California from Washington. He expressed the opinion that the Fair this year is even more colorful and picturesque than A Century of Progress last year, having seen both, and declared it a sight which no one should miss."
"Miss Jayne C. Walker, pretty Lexington, Ky., World's Fair visitor, was the first to sign the guest register
16. "Miss Jayne C. Walker, pretty Lexington, Ky., World's Fair visitor, was the first to sign the guest register of the Wilson and company exhibit when the exhibit was dedicated Sunday (June 17) afternoon. Left to right: Thomas E. Wilson, chairman of the board of directors of Wilson and company; Miss Walker and Miss Jane Iredale, exhibit employee."

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