University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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Kaufmann & Fabry co. (6)

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ca. 1933-1934 (5)
1934 (2)

Subject
Visits of State (3)
Children (2)
Guests (1)
Kites (Scientific) (1)
Lightning (1)
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9.5x7.5 (3)
2.75x2 (1)
7.5x9.25 (1)
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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.]
"Congressman Richard J. Welsh, his wife and son, Richard, Jr., of California, sign the official register
2. "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."
"Fair officials and officers of Wilson and company dedicated the packing firm's exhibit at the Chicago
3. "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."
"Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr., son of the President, is an interested visitor at the International Business
4. "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."

"Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr., son of the President, pays a visit to the International World Clock at the
5. "Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr., son of the President, pays a visit to the International World Clock at the New World's Fair. Left to right: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr.; F.L. Wessen, International Business Machines representative, in which exhibit the clock is located; Donald E. Jackson of Providence R.I., companion of Franklin; and C.W. Hope, in charge of the exhibit."
"Politely stepping aside to let his sister enter the turnstiles of the World's Fair today (Wednesday,
6. "Politely stepping aside to let his sister enter the turnstiles of the World's Fair today (Wednesday, August 29th) won for William McAvoy, 10, of Rochester, N.Y., the distinction of being the nine millionth visitor to the Fair. William, who is the son of "Wicky" McAvoy, who was famous a few years ago as first string catcher for the Philadelphia Athletics, is shown here being greeted by Col. Robert Isham Randolph, assistant to the general manager of A Century of Progress. The honored youngster was presented with many gifts and was the guest of the Fair for the day."
"Smack! Together we make 15 million. That's enough for anybody. William McAvoy, (left) 10 years old thus
7. "Smack! Together we make 15 million. That's enough for anybody. William McAvoy, (left) 10 years old thus greeted Peggy Klein, 8, as they met a reception at Swift's restaurant following the greeting of McAvoy as the nine millionth visitor to A Century of Progress - the Chicago World's Fair. He came through the gate at 10:35 a.m. on Wednesday. Miss Klein was the six millionth visitor at Swift's bridge. She lives at 510 Pearl street, Ottawa, Ill. and he lives at 371 Schofield Road, Rochester, New York. He is the son of Wicky McAvoy, formerly first string catcher for Connie Mack's Athletics and now the conductor of a bowling alley in Rochester."
 

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