University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[Cars driving around track at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
1. [Cars driving around track at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
[The General Motors exhibit at A Century of Progress. The main exhibit featured a display of automotive
2. [The General Motors exhibit at A Century of Progress. The main exhibit featured a display of automotive parts and an assembly room where 1,000 people at a time can watch an automobile being manufactured.]
[The Hupmobile exhibit at A Century of Progress International Exhibition, 1933-1934.]
3. [The Hupmobile exhibit at A Century of Progress International Exhibition, 1933-1934.]
[The Hupmobile exhibit at A Century of Progress International Exhibition, 1933-1934.]
4. [The Hupmobile exhibit at A Century of Progress International Exhibition, 1933-1934.]

[The Hupmobile exhibit at A Century of Progress International Exhibition, 1933-1934.]
5. [The Hupmobile exhibit at A Century of Progress International Exhibition, 1933-1934.]
[The Hupmobile exhibit at A Century of Progress International Exposition, ca. 1933-1934. The exhibit
6. [The Hupmobile exhibit at A Century of Progress International Exposition, ca. 1933-1934. The exhibit here displays the interior of the vehicle, allowing patrons to see the frame and engine clearly. The Hupmobile was manufactured by the Hupp Motor Company of Detroit, founded by Craig and Louis Hupp in 1908. Hupp Motors manufactured automobiles from 1909 to 1940, when the company went out of business.]
[The Pope-Toledo steam-driven automobile. The model pictured here was designed ca. 1900.]
7. [The Pope-Toledo steam-driven automobile. The model pictured here was designed ca. 1900.]
"A conception by Hugh Ferriss, a noted New York artist, of how the Ford Exhibition building now being
8. "A conception by Hugh Ferriss, a noted New York artist, of how the Ford Exhibition building now being erected at the Chicago World's Fair will look at night in its blaze of light. The building is nine hundred feet long and ten stories in height at its center. It faces upon a five acre park fronting Lake Michigan. Albert Kahn of Detroit is the architect, and Walter Dorwin Teague of New York, the industrial designer, is in charge of the interior display."

"A special parking permit near the World's Fair grounds was the reward received by four New Orleans boys
9. "A special parking permit near the World's Fair grounds was the reward received by four New Orleans boys who drove this artistically bedecked auto from their home town to the Fair to witness Chicago week at the Exposition beginning today (Monday, August 6th). Left to right are: Michael S. Silvestri, Office L.C. Segele, Gasper A. Silvestri, Gasper J. Silvestri, and Charles A. Dupaquier."
"Barney Oldfield and his 'Hell Drivers' in their thrilling feats of driving skill and daring provided
10. "Barney Oldfield and his 'Hell Drivers' in their thrilling feats of driving skill and daring provided the big moment for thousands of Chicago's school children who attended A Century of Progress Thursday. Here is a section of the crowd that watched the veteran driver spin around the quarter-mile oval Chrysler Motors' track."
"Chrysler Motors - day."
11. "Chrysler Motors - day."
"Chrysler Motors building at night."
12. "Chrysler Motors building at night."

"Eighty feet long, 39 feet high, with 12-foot wheels, this is the 'World's Largest Automobile.' It has
13. "Eighty feet long, 39 feet high, with 12-foot wheels, this is the 'World's Largest Automobile.' It has been built for the Studebaker exhibit at the World's Fair of 1934 in Chicago. Inside is a complete motion picture theatre seating 80 people where the story of the automobile is told, especially the story of the Studebaker automobile."
"Ford's 'Drama of Transportation' in New World's Fair. This is a conception by Hugh Ferriss of what the
14. "Ford's 'Drama of Transportation' in New World's Fair. This is a conception by Hugh Ferriss of what the interior of the great Ford Building will look like when A Century of Progress opens in Chicago May 26. In this building, 900 feet long, the major portion of a $1,500,000 exhibit, will be dramatized the story of the contributions of science, industry and agriculture to the modern automobile. Opposite the structure will be a free park with seats for concert and entertainment programs."
"Henry Sheldon, Chicago policeman, breaks a bottle a bottle of sparkling Burgundy over 'A Century of
15. "Henry Sheldon, Chicago policeman, breaks a bottle a bottle of sparkling Burgundy over 'A Century of Progress Ranger' officially launching a Hudson Terraplane Coach on a ruggedness run, which will cover four states. The test will continue two weeks and the car is expected to roll up a year's mileage in that time. Sheldon, who resides at 5705 Seminole ave., was the winner of a contest in which the name of the car was selected."
"Miss Gladys Farkes, 27 years old and 47 inches tall, is bossing the job while Victor Bump, 27 years
16. "Miss Gladys Farkes, 27 years old and 47 inches tall, is bossing the job while Victor Bump, 27 years old and 50 inches tall, works on the Chevrolet Assembly line in the General Motors Building at the World's Fair. Both of these small people are members of Midget City at the Century of Progress."

"Miss Gladys Farkes, 27 years old and 47 inches tall, thinks she would make a good radiator cap for the
17. "Miss Gladys Farkes, 27 years old and 47 inches tall, thinks she would make a good radiator cap for the 1934 Chevrolet. Miss Fawkes is one of the residents of Midget City at the World's Fair and was a visitor in the General Motors Building." [I can see a lady on the car. She can flip over when it stops.]
"The 'Ford World' in New World's Fair. This electrically driven globe will be one of the exhibits in
18. "The 'Ford World' in New World's Fair. This electrically driven globe will be one of the exhibits in the giant Ford Building in the Exposition which opens in Chicago May 26. The drawing is by Hugh Ferriss. In the exhibit building will be dramatized the complete story of the contributions of science, industry, and agriculture to the modern automobile."
"The Chrysler Motors compound."
19. "The Chrysler Motors compound."
"The Chysler [sic] exhibit is a beautiful sight at night and equally so in the day time. Pools of clear,
20. "The Chysler [sic] exhibit is a beautiful sight at night and equally so in the day time. Pools of clear, blue water, fountains, a runway for testing cars, and here Barney Oldfield holds forth to give you a thrill with the racing cars."
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