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Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[A procession of women in period costume carrying what appear to be bibles at the Century of Progress Pageant of Transportation.]
[A woman operating a weaving machine at A Century of Progress International Exposition, ca. 1933-1934.]
[Aimee Semple McPherson (seated on the left) at the Streets of Paris outdoor café. McPherson was a controversial Pentecostal evangelist and founder of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel.]
[An unidentified woman in period costume standing next to a Ford Model T at the Century of Progress Pageant of Transportation.]
[Painting of a woman kissing a little girl goodnight.]
[The Monforte Sisters (the four women playing the instruments standing towards the rear left) perform at the Century of Progress Italian Village.]
[The preliminary winners at the Miss Century of Progress Contest. The women pictured here were local residents of Chicago who, by virtue of their ethnic identity, represented the nations of Scotland, England, Germany, Hungary, Wales, and Austria.]
[Two women viewing the Century of Progress from the observation deck of the Skyride.]
[Unidentified painting of two men and two women leaning or sitting on the railing of a bridge.]
[Unknown photograph of two women having tea at A Century of Progress International Exposition, ca. 1933-1934.]
[Women constructing an adobe wall at the Century of Progress Mexican Village.]
[Women in colonial American military costumes drumming in Colonial Village.] [The drummers led the army when they fought.]
[Women in colonial American military costumes on horseback.]
"'Be a swell person -- Take an Orphan to the Fair' is the motto of the movement started by the Mandel Brothers, State street department store, to help charitable Chicagoans take under-privileged children on World's Fair outings. Shown here is Leon Mandel, general manager, with the first of the groups to visit the exposition, composed of boys from the Bohemian Orphan asylum, the Illinois Protestant Children's home, and the Chicago Home for Jewish children. A special department, under the management of Mrs. Jennie Pervin, has been organized in the club women's bureau on the ninth floor of the store, to assist persons planning orphan parties; such persons may write, call in person, or telephone State 1500. Orphans, in groups of three or more, will be admitted to the Fair grounds for five cents each."
"'Have a World's Fair cane, boys," says Leon Mandel, general manager of Mandel Brothers, state street store, to these orphans from the Bohemian Orphan asylum, the Illinois Protestant Children's home and the Chicago Home for Jewish Children. He was host Wednesday (September 26th) to the first group to visit the exposition under the store's plan to assist charitable Chicagoans in taking underprivileged children on World's Fair outings. A special department, in charge of Mrs. Jennie Pervin, has been set up in the club women's bureau on the ninth floor, to help hosts organize their groups. For full information, citizens need only write, call in person, or telephone State 1500. Orphans will be admitted to the Fair in groups of three or more for five cents each."
"Department Store of 1890. The lady at the counter is buying a corset for her child, and the bust shows, what was than considered a beautiful figure. Tennis was the fashion, but our champions would probably object playing it in the dress the young girl is wearing."
"Just Like Home -- so these three Senoritas say as they inspect the Spanish Village at the World's Fair. The Village is an exact copy from the sketches and photos made in Spain early this year by D.H. Burnham, architect. Left to right the Senoritas are Yolanda Diaz, Maria Olverez, and Maria de la Vega."
"Lübeck around 1450 was one of the centers of commerce. It's wealthy; merchants controlled the continent and had connections all over the world. Our picture shows the market place. Big merchants were dealing here in wholesale, and in the booths the good housekeepers did their shopping. The lady wears the typical Lübeck costume with a blue hermine-trimmed coat."
"Madame Fatma Hamat Kravich, bearing out the theme of her lecture by wearing the modern costume of Turkish women, spoke on the present day estate of women in Turkey Wednesday (July 11) in the Hall of Religion at the World's Fair."
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