University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[A promotional poster announcing the 1934 opening for A Century of Progress International Exposition.]
1. [A promotional poster announcing the 1934 opening for A Century of Progress International Exposition.]
[Promoters used the star Arcturus to ceremoniously open A Century of Progress in 1933. It was believed
2. [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.]
"Amid all the glamour and excitement of a Hollywood premiere, the first international preview of a motion
3. "Amid all the glamour and excitement of a Hollywood premiere, the first international preview of a motion picture was held in the Lagoon theater at the World's Fair. the above picture shows a part of the crowd who witnessed the first showing of 'Our Daily Bread,' King Vidor's latest picture based on the back-to-the-land movement."
"Henry Sheldon, Chicago policeman, breaks a bottle a bottle of sparkling Burgundy over 'A Century of
4. "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."

"Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt unveiling Breton's "Song of the Lark" on July 10, 1934. The painting was
5. "Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt unveiling Breton's "Song of the Lark" on July 10, 1934. The painting was voted the most popular in America in a contest conducted by the Chicago Daily News. The Art Institute of Chicago Century of Progress Exhibition of Fine Arts."
"The grand-daddy of all Plymouth cars meets its latest descendant at the Chicago World's Fair test track
6. "The grand-daddy of all Plymouth cars meets its latest descendant at the Chicago World's Fair test track of the Chrysler corporation as Mrs. Ethel Miller of Turlock, California, turns in the first Plymouth ever built and in return receives title to the one millionth car from J.B. Wagstaff, director of advertising for the company. City and Fair officials welcomed Mrs. Miller at ceremony held yesterday (Saturday) at the Fair. Left to Right are Jeffrey A. O'Connor, Chicago commissioner of public service, Rufus C. Dawes, president of the Century of Progress, Mrs. Miller, Lenox R. Lohr, general manager of the Fair, George Kennedy, deputy commissioner, and J.B. Wagstaff."
"When Mrs. Vernon Moore (upper left) of Sao Paulo, Brazil, who as Francis Dagmera was premiere danseuse
7. "When Mrs. Vernon Moore (upper left) of Sao Paulo, Brazil, who as Francis Dagmera was premiere danseuse in many noted productions with the Pavley-Oukrainsky ballet, visited the Mexican Village at the World's Fair, she met two other former premieres, Mrs. E. McDonald (Marie Nemeroff), right, and Mrs. Howard Mayer (Helene Samuels). All three were premieres with the internationally known ballet from 1922 to 1925."
 

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