University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[A scenic garden and small stream running through the "Foreign Villages" exhibition at the Century of
1. [A scenic garden and small stream running through the "Foreign Villages" exhibition at the Century of Progress.]
[An archeological exhibit representing a cross-section of artifacts found in a typical city garbage dump.
2. [An archeological exhibit representing a cross-section of artifacts found in a typical city garbage dump. The exhibit explains how archeologists can "read" the past of a given society by sifting through its trash.]
[Patrons walk through the "Black Forest Village" at the Century of Progress "Foreign Villages" exhibit.
3. [Patrons walk through the "Black Forest Village" at the Century of Progress "Foreign Villages" exhibit. The exhibition was intended to recreate a German hamlet in the Black Forest during wintertime.]
[Patrons walk through the Swiss Village at the Century of Progress "Foreign Villages" exhibition. Three
4. [Patrons walk through the Swiss Village at the Century of Progress "Foreign Villages" exhibition. Three nuns are waking to the left.] ["The statue is in the middle of town where people come to shop on the weekend."]

[Spectators walk through the "Merrie England" village at the Century of Progress "Foreign Villages" exhibition.]
5. [Spectators walk through the "Merrie England" village at the Century of Progress "Foreign Villages" exhibition.]
"Before they leave the factory, Mazda lamps are put through eleven exacting tests. Miss Gladys Armstrong
6. "Before they leave the factory, Mazda lamps are put through eleven exacting tests. Miss Gladys Armstrong demonstrates how it is done in the General Electric Exhibit."
"Dancers from the Mexican village at A Century of Progress are shown here going through a series of dances
7. "Dancers from the Mexican village at A Century of Progress are shown here going through a series of dances on the stage of the auditorium of the Swift bridge to the delight of the large gathering of members of the National Retail Grocers association who were attending the World's Fair."
"Divine powers may open jail doors but not the Chicago World's Fair gates, according to Prophet Jonas
8. "Divine powers may open jail doors but not the Chicago World's Fair gates, according to Prophet Jonas Israel - never known by his worldly name of John B. Nash - a visitor to the Fair today (Friday). The prophet has spent a good deal of time in jails and walked out of many of them through the aid of divine power, he says. He paid 50 cents to get into the Fair."

"Facsimile of the souvenir ticket, in form of a certificate of last day attendance, which will be given
9. "Facsimile of the souvenir ticket, in form of a certificate of last day attendance, which will be given to every person who goes through the turnstiles at A Century of Progress on the final day, Wednesday, October 31. The certificate will be handed out, not at the ticket windows but at the turnstiles, and will be available from the opening hour until midnight. It bears the signatures of Rufus C. Dawes, president, and L.R. Lohr, general manager of the Exposition."
"Helena Rubenstein, international beauty authority, gets a glimpse of the beauty that is A Century of
10. "Helena Rubenstein, international beauty authority, gets a glimpse of the beauty that is A Century of Progress through a window in the ultra-modernistic Trustees' room of the Administration building. Her guide, who is pointing out the sights, is Lucia Lewis."
"Miss Kathryn Dougherty, 22, of Waterloo, Iowa, became the 2,000,000th visitor to the World's Fair when
11. "Miss Kathryn Dougherty, 22, of Waterloo, Iowa, became the 2,000,000th visitor to the World's Fair when she passed through the 23rd street gate at 1:05 p.m. on Wednesday (June 20th). She is shown here with Martin M. Tveter, comptroller of the Fair, who presented her with the gifts seen at the left of the picture."
"Part of the 700 boys from Pittsburgh who swarmed through the 14th street gates at the new World's Fair
12. "Part of the 700 boys from Pittsburgh who swarmed through the 14th street gates at the new World's Fair today (June 22nd), ready to enjoy everything from the Midway to the Egg Laying contest at the south end of the exposition grounds. They were guests of the Pittsburgh Press, having won the trip through a competition in circulation efforts. Between 8,000 and 10,000 Pittsburgh newsboys are expected to visit the Fair in a similar way this summer, guests of three Pittsburgh newspapers."

"Smack! Together we make 15 million. That's enough for anybody. William McAvoy, (left) 10 years old thus
13. "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."
"What One Cent Will Do For You Electrically is interestingly shown through the penny power display in
14. "What One Cent Will Do For You Electrically is interestingly shown through the penny power display in the Kilowatt Hour exhibit which is a part of the Electric Light and Power Industry's show on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the Chicago World's Fair."
  

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