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 (23)

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Kaufmann & Fabry co. (17)

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Streets (15)
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[Aerial view of the Century of Progress. The Streets of Paris, one of the most popular exhibits at the
1. [Aerial view of the Century of Progress. The Streets of Paris, one of the most popular exhibits at the Fair, is in the foreground to the right.]
[Aerial view of the Wrigley Building alongside Michigan Avenue and the Chicago River in downtown Chicago.]
2. [Aerial view of the Wrigley Building alongside Michigan Avenue and the Chicago River in downtown Chicago.]
[Aimee Semple McPherson (seated on the left) at the Streets of Paris outdoor café. McPherson was a controversial
3. [Aimee Semple McPherson (seated on the left) at the Streets of Paris outdoor café. McPherson was a controversial Pentecostal evangelist and founder of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel.]
[Evening traffic along Columbus Drive.]
4. [Evening traffic along Columbus Drive.]

[Night photograph of pedestrian traffic at A Century of Progress International Exposition.]
5. [Night photograph of pedestrian traffic at A Century of Progress International Exposition.]
[Picture of a neo-classical Vaudeville sign the last half of an unnamed program will take place next
6. [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.]
[Street scene in front of the Century of Progress General Exhibits Building.]
7. [Street scene in front of the Century of Progress General Exhibits Building.]
[Street view of the General Exhibits Group.]
8. [Street view of the General Exhibits Group.]

[Street view of the General Exhibits Group.]
9. [Street view of the General Exhibits Group.]
[The 23rd Street entrance at night, Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
10. [The 23rd Street entrance at night, Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
[The 23rd Street entrance to the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
11. [The 23rd Street entrance to the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
[The 23rd Street entrance to the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
12. [The 23rd Street entrance to the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]

[The 23rd Street entrance to the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
13. [The 23rd Street entrance to the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
[The main entrance gate to the Century of Progress "Streets of Shanghai" exhibit, seen in this photograph
14. [The main entrance gate to the Century of Progress "Streets of Shanghai" exhibit, seen in this photograph as the sun was setting in the late afternoon.] [China!!! I see two huge towers]
[The main entrance to the Century of Progress Streets of Paris exhibition.]
15. [The main entrance to the Century of Progress Streets of Paris exhibition.]
[View of the Avenue of Flags from across the Century of Progress lagoon. In the background can be seen
16. [View of the Avenue of Flags from across the Century of Progress lagoon. In the background can be seen the Sears Roebuck and Co. exhibit.]

"Above diagram shows the new Chicago Motor coach rainy-day route at the 12th street entrance to the World's
17. "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."
"Louise Schwartz, 16-year old winner of the beauty contest conducted by the American legion at Vincennes,
18. "Louise Schwartz, 16-year old winner of the beauty contest conducted by the American legion at Vincennes, Ind., meets Jane Fauntz, former Olympic Games girl's diving champion at Swift Bandshell at the World's Fair. By winning the contest from a field of 30 other contestants, Louise and her mother, Mrs. Gladys Schwartz, earned trips to the Century of Progress. Louise expressed a wish to see some of the famous swimmers in action. She did; moreover she met them and went into the water with the stars. In this picture you see Louise, left, with Miss Fauntz, featured on the diving springboard of the Streets of Paris."
"Myrtice Crory, of the Firestone Tire exhibit at the World' Fair, a runner-up in the beauty contest finals
19. "Myrtice Crory, of the Firestone Tire exhibit at the World' Fair, a runner-up in the beauty contest finals staged last week to find the fairest employee of A Century of Progress, is enriched by $10 for her guess on the number of precious stones contained in the 18 articles in the Chinese Imperial Gold Collection in Streets of Shanghai at the World's Fair. She estimated the number at 7550. The correct count is 6307 according to Herbert J. Devine, the exhibitor, who is pictured here presenting Miss Corey with an envelope containing a $10 bill for her winning guess."
"On the right of this picture are the many pavilions which comprise the General Exhibits Group. Here
20. "On the right of this picture are the many pavilions which comprise the General Exhibits Group. Here you may see a complete diamond mine, or stockings being manufactures, or a piano exhibit, or the operation of a steel plant. It is a fascinating place where hours pass by like seconds."
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