University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[Contruction of the Electrical Group exhibit in preparation for the Century of Progress International
1. [Contruction of the Electrical Group exhibit in preparation for the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
[Electrical apparatus powering the Hall of Science building.]
2. [Electrical apparatus powering the Hall of Science building.]
[Electrical apparatus powering the Hall of Science building.]
3. [Electrical apparatus powering the Hall of Science building.]
[Electrical Group exhibition building at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
4. [Electrical Group exhibition building at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]

[General Electric exhibit displaying different types of lamps used throughout human history. Exhibit
5. [General Electric exhibit displaying different types of lamps used throughout human history. Exhibit includes a stone lamp from ancient Babylonia; a crude saucer lamp from southern Europe; a bronze lamp from Rome; a Betty lamp used in colonial New England; a whale oil lamp likely used by an early Chicago family; Edison's first practical lamp; the "smallest lamp in the world," used for medical examination inside the human body; and the "largest lamp in the world," used for lighting airports, athletic fields, and in the motion picture industry.]
[General Electric House of Magic Exhibit.]
6. [General Electric House of Magic Exhibit.]
[The relief sculpture "The Conquest of Time and Space" adorns the main entrance to the Electrical Building
7. [The relief sculpture "The Conquest of Time and Space" adorns the main entrance to the Electrical Building exhibit at A Century of Progress.]
[View of Electrical Building from Lake Michigan. A fountain can be seen in the courtyard.]
8. [View of Electrical Building from Lake Michigan. A fountain can be seen in the courtyard.]

[Workers assemble the electrical wiring to power the Century of Progress Hall of Science building. This
9. [Workers assemble the electrical wiring to power the Century of Progress Hall of Science building. This photo was taken in June of 1932.]
"8 of the 14 huge pillars covered with murals depicting the story of the electrical industry. These pillars
10. "8 of the 14 huge pillars covered with murals depicting the story of the electrical industry. These pillars are located above the General Electric 'House of Magic' (at lower left), and extend along the entire length of the balcony over the exhibit. At a Century of Progress Exhibition, Chicago, Ill."
"A talking kitchen which explains itself, a working kitchen where meals are prepared, and between them
11. "A talking kitchen which explains itself, a working kitchen where meals are prepared, and between them a planning room where modern electric kitchens are designed represent the General Electric Kitchen Institute in the company's exhibit at A Century of Progress."
"Above the 'House of Magic,' in which General Electric presents demonstrations of spectacular research
12. "Above the 'House of Magic,' in which General Electric presents demonstrations of spectacular research laboratory developments, and extending along the entire length of a balcony over the exhibit space is a series of thirteen huge pillars covered with murals which depict the story of the electrical industry. A lounge is located on the roof of the House of Magic."

"Before they leave the factory, Mazda lamps are put through eleven exacting tests. Miss Gladys Armstrong
13. "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."
"Built to demonstrate the use of light as an architectural element in the appearance of buildings, this
14. "Built to demonstrate the use of light as an architectural element in the appearance of buildings, this model city in the General Electric exhibit at A Century of Progress is complete to the stalled automobile being towed to a nearby garage."
"Electrical housekeeping is carried into the laundry in the General Electric exhibit at A Century of
15. "Electrical housekeeping is carried into the laundry in the General Electric exhibit at A Century of Progress where the newest labor saving devices for the home laundry are demonstrated."
"From the lounge, on the roof of General Electric's 'House of Magic,' the company's story of electricity
16. "From the lounge, on the roof of General Electric's 'House of Magic,' the company's story of electricity in home and industry presents this impressive appearance."

"Gigantic sculptured plaque 'Light,' one of the two figures that flank the sides of the Electrical Building
17. "Gigantic sculptured plaque 'Light,' one of the two figures that flank the sides of the Electrical Building of A Century of Progress Exposition."
"Light and lighting present an interesting picture of progress in the incandescent lamp section of the
18. "Light and lighting present an interesting picture of progress in the incandescent lamp section of the General Electric Company exhibit at A Century of Progress."
"Mercury vapor and sodium vapor lamps are two of the important items shown in this exhibit of the General
19. "Mercury vapor and sodium vapor lamps are two of the important items shown in this exhibit of the General Electric Vapor Lamp Co., in the Electrical Building of the Century of Progress."
"Small units form the back wall and a few chairs for the audience make a small ampitheatre [sic] of General
20. "Small units form the back wall and a few chairs for the audience make a small ampitheatre [sic] of General Electric's Air Conditioning display at A Century of Progress in Chicago. Lectures on the fundamentals of air conditioning are given several times a day."
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