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)

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[A View of the Skyride at night. Supporting the structure at opposite ends were two steel towers 638
1. [A View of the Skyride at night. Supporting the structure at opposite ends were two steel towers 638 feet tall and 3/8 of a mile apart. According to Fair promoters, high-speed elevators transported passengers took to the tops of the towers in less than one minute.]
[Night view of the Illinois Host Building at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
2. [Night view of the Illinois Host Building at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
[Nighttime view of four pylon sculptures that decorate the north side of the Century of Progress Hall
3. [Nighttime view of four pylon sculptures that decorate the north side of the Century of Progress Hall of Social Science.]
[The 23rd Street entrance at night, Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
4. [The 23rd Street entrance at night, Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]

[The Century of Progress International Exposition, illuminated at night by searchlights.]
5. [The Century of Progress International Exposition, illuminated at night by searchlights.]
[The lagoon fountain at A Century of Progress, billed at the time as the largest fountain in the world,
6. [The lagoon fountain at A Century of Progress, billed at the time as the largest fountain in the world, was 670 feet long and was illuminated at night by colored lights.]
[The Travel and Transport building at night. Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
7. [The Travel and Transport building at night. Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.]
[View of the Hall of Science at night. In the foreground is a reflecting pool.]
8. [View of the Hall of Science at night. In the foreground is a reflecting pool.]

"Ballyhoo that sparkles on the Century of Progress Midway was caught in all its brilliance by the camera
9. "Ballyhoo that sparkles on the Century of Progress Midway was caught in all its brilliance by the camera of Lou Fowler, 1819 North Park avenue, Chicago. This is one of the 49 unusual views of the fair hung in the Hall of Photography from 360 entries received in the recent contest sponsored by the Miniature Camera Club of Chicago."
"Night view of the Illinois Host Building, where the state of Illinois welcomes guests from her sister
10. "Night view of the Illinois Host Building, where the state of Illinois welcomes guests from her sister states to A Century of Progress -- Chicago's 1933 World's Fair."
  

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