University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[A rostrum along the eastern facade of the Hall of Science exhibit. The photo was taken while the building
1. [A rostrum along the eastern facade of the Hall of Science exhibit. The photo was taken while the building was under construction in December of 1931.]
[A rostrum along the eastern facade of the Hall of Science exhibit. The photo was taken while the building
2. [A rostrum along the eastern facade of the Hall of Science exhibit. The photo was taken while the building was under construction in December of 1931.]
[A rostrum at the northeast facade of the Hall of Science exhibit. The photo was taken while the building
3. [A rostrum at the northeast facade of the Hall of Science exhibit. The photo was taken while the building was under construction in December of 1931.]
[A view of the speaker's rostrum from above, located along the eastern facade of the Hall of Science.
4. [A view of the speaker's rostrum from above, located along the eastern facade of the Hall of Science. The photo was taken while the building was under construction in January of 1932.]

[Front facade of the Hall of Science at A Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
5. [Front facade of the Hall of Science at A Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
[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 speaker's rostrum in the building's auditorium.]
[Promoters used the star Arcturus to ceremoniously open A Century of Progress in 1933. It was believed
7. [Promoters used the star Arcturus to ceremoniously open A Century of Progress in 1933. It was believed that the light of Arcturus took 40 years to reach the Earth, and this fact was used as a way to connect the Century of Progress with Chicago's earlier world fair in 1893.]
"A Model Dress Shop with mannequins posing upon revolving stages and curtains which open and close automatically
8. "A Model Dress Shop with mannequins posing upon revolving stages and curtains which open and close automatically is one of a series of model shops displayed in miniature at the Electric Light and Power Industry's exhibit on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the Chicago World's Fair."

"North facade of the Hall of Science -- Chicago's 1933 World's Fair. At night the twelve pylons, arranged
9. "North facade of the Hall of Science -- Chicago's 1933 World's Fair. At night the twelve pylons, arranged in a semi-circle about an electric fountain, are illuminated in red. The carillon tower shown in the distance is lighted in a mysterious blue. The entire building is a symphony of color in the modern manner."
"When light beams from the star Arcturus were picked up by photoelectric tubes at four observatories,
10. "When light beams from the star Arcturus were picked up by photoelectric tubes at four observatories, signals flashed on this display board on the rostrum of the Hall of Science to the show the audience how the official lighting of A Century of Progress was accomplished."
"Within the great court of the Hall of Science, where the wonders of scientific progress are revealed
11. "Within the great court of the Hall of Science, where the wonders of scientific progress are revealed at A Century of Progress, Chicago's 1933 World's Fair. At the extreme left is shown the rostrum from which speakers address multitudes gathered for gala occasions. In the background appear the tops of the twelve pylons which, arranged in a semi-circle, from the north facade of this structure."
 

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