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 (10)
1934 (1)

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Guests (3)
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Televisions (2)
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[Promoters used the star Arcturus to ceremoniously open A Century of Progress in 1933. It was believed
1. [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.]
"An ardent cyclist at home, Edwin Genge, 15, of Ottawa Canada, accompanied by Olive Brushey, housekeeper
2. "An ardent cyclist at home, Edwin Genge, 15, of Ottawa Canada, accompanied by Olive Brushey, housekeeper in his home, set out from Ottawa for A Century of Progress on July 3rd, where they arrived today (July20th). Traveling by bicycle, and stopping for visits along the way, the pair covered the 813 miles in nine days. Upon their arrival at the Fair, they were welcomed by Dorothy LeFold, exposition beauty finalist who was a Wilson and Co.s' entry in the contest."
"Congressman Richard J. Welsh, his wife and son, Richard, Jr., of California, sign the official register
3. "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."
"Fannie Brice, Ziegfeld Follies star, looks in by way of television on three contestants for the title
4. "Fannie Brice, Ziegfeld Follies star, looks in by way of television on three contestants for the title of 'Miss Chicago' who are shown in a large airliner at the World's Fair. The likeness of the Follies star shown in the portable television originated at the Television exhibit on Northerly Island of the Fair. A contract with the Follies awaits the winner of the beauty contest."

"Fay Wray, movie star, and Edward F. Dunne, United States commissioner to the World's Fair and former
5. "Fay Wray, movie star, and Edward F. Dunne, United States commissioner to the World's Fair and former governor of Illinois, look over the sights at A Century of Progress from the steps of the Federal Building. Miss Wray was a guest of the World's Fair while stopping in Chicago on her way to Hollywood."
"Grace Moore, star of opera, screen, and radio, sounding her 'ah' for Ruth Gordon, actress of fame, on
6. "Grace Moore, star of opera, screen, and radio, sounding her 'ah' for Ruth Gordon, actress of fame, on stage of the Globe Theater in Merrie England, while they were visiting the World's Fair [on] Labor Day. Miss Moore [is] on her way from Los Angeles to New York to give a performance."
"Milady rides in a rickasha, and it's fun on a sunny day. Youth gallops on; it's a way they have at the
7. "Milady rides in a rickasha, and it's fun on a sunny day. Youth gallops on; it's a way they have at the big Chicago World's Fair."
"Part of the 700 boys from Pittsburgh who swarmed through the 14th street gates at the new World's Fair
8. "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."

"Pushing his invention, a one-pole tent, all the way from Milwaukee, Wis., Roy Lister arrived at the
9. "Pushing his invention, a one-pole tent, all the way from Milwaukee, Wis., Roy Lister arrived at the Chicago World's Fair today (Friday June 29th) after a four day trip. Lister's tent is convenient for single campers, as it requires only a single rope and pole."
"This group of more than 100 Texas publishers, businessmen and legislators, on their way to see President
10. "This group of more than 100 Texas publishers, businessmen and legislators, on their way to see President Roosevelt in Washington, stopped to have lunch with Rufus C. Dawes, president of the World's Fair, in the Administration building April 16th. Planning for a centennial exposition of their own in 1936, they hoped to get a few ideas from A Century of Progress."
"This is the way it looks from behind. Warren Ashe, Miss Gladys Griswold and John Kane of the Milky Way
11. "This is the way it looks from behind. Warren Ashe, Miss Gladys Griswold and John Kane of the Milky Way Company at the Court theater inspecting the television apparatus at the Television Exhibition showing at the second floor of the Electrical Building, Northerly Island, A Century of Progress."
 

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