University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[A participant in the Central States Parole conference which was held at Illinois Host House at the Century
1. [A participant in the Central States Parole conference which was held at Illinois Host House at the Century of Progress International Exposition in 1934.]
[A replica of the United States Fort Dearborn, which was built on the banks of the Chicago River in 1803.]
2. [A replica of the United States Fort Dearborn, which was built on the banks of the Chicago River in 1803.]
[Diorama depicting a circular horse-drawn mill, which agricultural societies have used since antiquity
3. [Diorama depicting a circular horse-drawn mill, which agricultural societies have used since antiquity to grind grain or pump water. The setting of this diorama is presumably ancient Sumerian or Egyptian, given the hieroglyphic or cuneiform writing that adorns its edges.]
[Edward H. Whyte, of San Francisco, CA, superintendent of the California Parole Department, at the Central
4. [Edward H. Whyte, of San Francisco, CA, superintendent of the California Parole Department, at the Central States Parole conference which was convened at Illinois Host House at the Century of Progress International Exposition in 1934.]

[Exterior view of the Chinese Lama Temple, which was a replica of the Buddhist temple at Jehol, China.]
5. [Exterior view of the Chinese Lama Temple, which was a replica of the Buddhist temple at Jehol, China.]
[Exterior view of the sculpture "Stellar Energy," which adorns the southeast facade of the Electrical
6. [Exterior view of the sculpture "Stellar Energy," which adorns the southeast facade of the Electrical Group building. The caption beneath the figure reads: "Light is the beginning of all things, from the utmost aether it issues shaping the stars answering in its patterns to the majesty of creative thought." The sculptor for this design was Ulric Henry Ellerhusen.]
[Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, first lady of the land, renewed an old acquaintanceship when she visited
7. [Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, first lady of the land, renewed an old acquaintanceship when she visited 'Slim' Williams, pilot of the dog team which made the famous dash from Copper Center, Alaska to A Century of Progress last year, during her recent visit to the World's Fair.]
[Participants at the Central States Parole conference which was held at Illinois Host House at the Century
8. [Participants at the Central States Parole conference which was held at Illinois Host House at the Century of Progress International Exposition in 1934.]

[Participants in the 'Parade of the Masques,' which was held on the Boardwalk of the Midway.]
9. [Participants in the 'Parade of the Masques,' which was held on the Boardwalk of the Midway.]
[Photo of an architectural drawing of the Century of Progress Hawaiian Gardens exhibit, which featured
10. [Photo of an architectural drawing of the Century of Progress Hawaiian Gardens exhibit, which featured a model of Mt. Kilallua volcano The architectural firm that produced the drawing was Loebl, Schlossman & Demuth, a Chicago-based business that went on to design the Water Tower Place (1976) and the Prudential Plaza (1990).]
[Photo of the initial construction work for A Century of Progress International Exposition. The building
11. [Photo of the initial construction work for A Century of Progress International Exposition. The building in the background is the Adler Planetarium, which at the time the photo was taken, was recently built.]
[The Century of Progress Greyhound tour bus, which carted over 20 million attendees around the fairgrounds.]
12. [The Century of Progress Greyhound tour bus, which carted over 20 million attendees around the fairgrounds.]

[The Century of Progress Greyhound tour bus, which carted over 20 million attendees around the fairgrounds.]
13. [The Century of Progress Greyhound tour bus, which carted over 20 million attendees around the fairgrounds.]
[The International Harvester exhibit at A Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. The
14. [The International Harvester exhibit at A Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934. The exhibit pictured here is a model binder twine machine, which was used to tie the top of a shock of wheat together for easier handling and transport. The International Harvester exhibit was located in the Travel and Transport building.]
[The mosque float, which won first place at the Venetian Carnival, held in the World's Fair Lagoon at
15. [The mosque float, which won first place at the Venetian Carnival, held in the World's Fair Lagoon at A Century of Progress International Exposition, 1934.]
[The winners of the Century of Progress Opera Contest. Zeta Newell, from Oak Park, IL., is on the left,
16. [The winners of the Century of Progress Opera Contest. Zeta Newell, from Oak Park, IL., is on the left, and Mr. Frank Jakavicius, of Chicago, is to her right. The Opera contest was held at the Lagoon Theater, and the winners received a contract with the Opera company which opened in Chicago later that year.]

[View of the pylons which adorn the social science wing of the Electrical Group exhibition building at
17. [View of the pylons which adorn the social science wing of the Electrical Group exhibition building at A Century of Progress.]
'The grand champions of the square dance. Sylvia Riley, 16, 3342 Oketo Avenue and Steve Horvath, 18,
18. 'The grand champions of the square dance. Sylvia Riley, 16, 3342 Oketo Avenue and Steve Horvath, 18, 3311 Pontiac Avenue were adjudged the best team of two in the National Square Dance Contest finals at the Lagoon Theater at the Century of Progress, Sunday. Both, in addition to winning the individual prize, were members of the team of eight that captured second place in that division. The contest, which has been running for a week, was for $1500 in cash in merchandise prizes. It was sponsored by the Reliance Manufacturing Company."
"'Boy Howdy! This is our idea of a sandwich,' exclaims Audrey Hoesch and Glen Hillgartner as they bite
19. "'Boy Howdy! This is our idea of a sandwich,' exclaims Audrey Hoesch and Glen Hillgartner as they bite into the first portion of the world's largest ham sandwich today at the World's Fair, while Phillip R. Reed, treasurer of Armour & Company; Ed Graule, chef, and John R. Thompson, Jr., look on. This eight foot square sandwich on which more than 1,200 children feasted, weighed 325 pounds."
"'Murderers Row' of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, which today defeated the Detroit Symphony Orchestra,
20. "'Murderers Row' of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, which today defeated the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, 18 to 17, in a fiercely fought softball game of seven inning duration in Grant Park adjoining the World's Fair, boasts a group of real sluggers. This quartet, reading left to fight; Bill Fantozzi (violin); Joe Mourek (trumpet); Sam Dolnik (violin) and Dan Seidenberg (first cellist), fired a volley of homers, triples and doubles, to score the triumph. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra appears twice daily in concerts at Swift Bandshell at the World's Fair, while the Detroit Symphony Orchestra is playing at Ford Gardens, also at A Century of Progress."
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