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 (6)

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Kaufmann & Fabry co. (3)
Hallenbeck (1)
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Subject
Temples (2)
Electricity (2)
Exhibition Buildings (2)
Engines (1)
Forts & Fortifications (1)
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9.25x7.5 (2)
2.75x2 (1)
5.75x8.75 (1)
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[View of the one of the log palisades of the Old Fort Dearborn exhibit.]
1. [View of the one of the log palisades of the Old Fort Dearborn exhibit.]
"The new exhibit house to be shown at the Century of Progress Exposition this year by General Houses,
2. "The new exhibit house to be shown at the Century of Progress Exposition this year by General Houses, Inc., will rise just south of the Lincoln Group on the lake front. This attractive five-room dwelling with attached garage will be a 'house of steel,' for this material will be used on the interior walls and ceiling as well as for the outside walls. The interior of the house is to be furnished throughout in a manner consistent with modern style trends. Howard T. Fisher is president and chief architect of the company."
"The temple is a reproduction of one of the buildings of the Monjas, or Nunnery, at Uxmal, Yucatan--a
3. "The temple is a reproduction of one of the buildings of the Monjas, or Nunnery, at Uxmal, Yucatan--a striking example of the architecture of the Mayas. The Monjas is thought to have been the nunnery of the vestal virgins, who attended the sacred fires in the temples of their gods, and who were put to death if they broke their vow of chastity. The barbaric facade of the temple is decorated with relief carvings of the intertwining bodies of the feathered serpent god Kukulcan. Fantastic, grotesque masks done in the brilliant colors that characterize Mayan architecture, adorn the walls."
"The temple is a reproduction of one of the buildings of the Monjas, or Nunnery, at Uxmal, Yucatan--a
4. "The temple is a reproduction of one of the buildings of the Monjas, or Nunnery, at Uxmal, Yucatan--a striking example of the architecture of the Mayas. The Monjas is thought to have been the nunnery of the vestal virgins, who attended the sacred fires in the temples of their gods, and who were put to death if they broke their vow of chastity. The barbaric facade of the temple is decorated with relief carvings of the intertwining bodies of the feathered serpent god Kukulcan. Fantastic, grotesque masks done in the brilliant colors that characterize Mayan architecture, adorn the walls."

"This portrait of Edison, Ford, and Firestone done by H. Harrington Betts is displayed on the walls of
5. "This portrait of Edison, Ford, and Firestone done by H. Harrington Betts is displayed on the walls of the Electric Light and Power Industry's exhibit on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the World's Fair."
"With only small sections of the walls completed, this little building in the General Electric exhibit
6. "With only small sections of the walls completed, this little building in the General Electric exhibit at a Century of Progress shows how homes are wired for electric service. Even the electric clock is cut in two so that connections may be seen."
  

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