University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[A large crowd awaits to hear Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady and wife of U.S. President Franklin Delano
1. [A large crowd awaits to hear Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady and wife of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, give an address before the Century of Progress Court of Honor, Hall of Science. Mrs. Roosevelt's speech that day was addressed to the women of the nation.]
[May pole dancers at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.] [The men and women
2. [May pole dancers at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.] [The men and women are walking aroung the pole.]
[The Monforte Sisters (the four women playing the instruments standing towards the rear left) perform
3. [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
4. [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.]
5. [Two women viewing the Century of Progress from the observation deck of the Skyride.]
[Unknown photograph of two women having tea at A Century of Progress International Exposition, ca. 1933-1934.]
6. [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.]
7. [Women constructing an adobe wall at the Century of Progress Mexican Village.]
[Women in colonial American military costumes on horseback.]
8. [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
9. "'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
10. "'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."
"Just Like Home -- so these three Senoritas say as they inspect the Spanish Village at the World's Fair.
11. "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."
"Madame Fatma Hamat Kravich, bearing out the theme of her lecture by wearing the modern costume of Turkish
12. "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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