A CENTURY OF PROGRESS — CHICAGO WORLD'S FAIR — 1933-1934

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X-129 SWIFTS OPEN AIR THEATRE
Where the Chicago Symphony Orchestra are presenting free concerts daily, under the direction of Frederick A. Stock, followed by noted guest artists.

X-130 BLACK FOREST VILLAGE
A glimpse of life in winter in the black forest. An air conditioning plant keeps the snow and ice in its natural effect.
X-131 SWISS VILLAGE
A typical Swiss mountain village, showing the natives at work and play, garbed in their native costumes.
X-132 STREETS OF SHANGHAI, CHINA
"Where West Meets East." A Nanking Road shop of Shanghai. Also showing the famous Imperial Chinese Gold Exhibit.
X-133 FRANK BUCK'S JUNGLE CAMP
The Mountain of a Thousand Laughs. Several hundred Rhesus monkeys brought from India by "Bring 'em Back Alive" Frank Buck, as seen in Frank Buck's Jungle Camp on the Midway Boardwalk at A Century of Progress 1934.
X-134 HAWAIAN GARDENS
Where one can dine and dance to the strains of the island music. Watch the lady dive into the flaming volcano of Mt. Kilalua.
X-135 SIXTEENTH STREE BRIDGE
Connecting the mainland with Northerly Island and on which it located the Armour Co. and Hiram Walker exhibits.
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X-137 CITY OF NEW YORK
Admiral Byrd's flag ship, with some of the original crew, also equipment , that made the famus cruise to Little America at the South Pole.
X-138 MERRIE ENGLAND
A reproduction of English life and culture. Here may be seen Dickens' "Old Curiosity Shop," also Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.
X-139 HALL OF RELIGION
In which is housed the exhibits of all the religious denominations.
X-140 FIREWORKS DISPLAY
A fascinating and entertaining feature on the lagoon, shown twice weekly.
X-141 SKY RIDE AND LAGOON SHOWING CASCADE FOUNTAIN
Air view of Sky Ride and Lagoon, the beauty spot of the Exposition.
X-142 FORD MOTOR COMPANY'S EXHIBIT
The beautiful Ford gardens surround the huge Ford Exposition building on the shores of Lake Michigan. In a snow-white shell, adjacent to the gardens, the Detroit Symphony and other famous musical organizations have been employed to furnish musical attractions. Comfortable seats are available to those who wish to hear the concerts.
X-143 MIDGET CITY
Midget City, populated by Lilliputians, is a replica of the ancient city of Dinkelspuhl, Bavaria. Has an organized city government under the supervision of Major Doyle as mayor.
X-144 INTERIOR FORD MOTOR COMPANY'S EXHIBIT
Contains the largest photo mural in the world, 20 feet high and 600 feet long. Manufacturers of parts and accessories of the Ford Motor car also have their exhibit.
X-145 INTERIOR FORD MOTOR COMPANY'S EXHIBIT
The main wing of the Ford Exposition Building houses more than 30 industrial exhibits which trace the evolution of the Ford V-8 automobile from mine, forest and farm, through manufacturing processes into finished parts. Each exhibit is a living, c olorful display illustrating the combining of human ingenuity with basic materials to build the Ford car.
X-146 COLONIAL VILLAGE
Replica of early American life, Mt. Vernon, Ben Franklin's Print Shop, Betsy Ross House, where the first American flag flew and many other interesting scenes of our forefathers.
X-147 CASCADE FOUNTAIN AT NIGHT
An inspiring scene. Through its outlets flow 68,000 gallons of water a minute.
X-148 CASCADE FOUNTAIN LOOKING SOUTH
Has a flow of 68,000 gallons of water a minute, the largest fountain ever constructed.
X-149 DOME OF FORD MOTOR COMPANY'S EXHIBIT
The tiny workshop where Henry ford started his career as an automobile manufacturer is housed in the south wing of the huge Ford Exposition building. In this industrial cradle, from which grew the present world-wide Ford organization, stands also Ford Car No. 1, built in 1893.
X-150 NIGHT SCENE FORD MOTOR COMPANY'S EXHIBIT
From the huge central tower of the Ford Exposition building, a battery of searchlights sends a beam of light high into the sky. Hidden colored lights flood the top portions of the gear-like structure with ever-changing patterns. The tower is the equivalent of a 12-story building in height.
X-151 ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
Main facade of the Administration Building of Chicago's 1934 Century of Progress Exposition. The building is 350 by 150 feet, of modernistic design and located between the lake shore and the outer drive at Fourteenth Street.
X-152 AVENUE OF FLAGS, ILLINOIS HOST AND SEARS ROEBUCK BLDGS.
Looking north from the Sky Ride, showing the Avenue of Flags, Illinois Host Building and Sears Roebuck Exhibit.
X-153 LAMA TEMPLE
The Golden Temple of Jehol, the original of which was built in 1767. The pavilion is celebrated for its exquisite coloring and roof of copper shingles covered with gold leaf. Inside is a most interesting collection of precious objects taken from Lama Temples.
X-154 SWISS VILLAGE
The Swiss Village with its inteesting exhibits of industry and art peculiar to its native setting is one of the most unique and colorful exhibits on the grounds.
X-155 NORTH ENTRANCE, HALL OF SCIENCE
This is the north entrance of the Hall of Science, a modern architectural masterpiece quite as much a marvel in construction and design as are the exhibits of science and industry which it houses.
X-156 HALL OF SCIENCE FROM LAGOON
Beautiful, colorful, immense in its ground area. The Hall of Science at a Century of Progress, Chicago's 1934 World's Fair, probably houses the most fascinating exhibits on the grounds of the Exposition.
X-157 CARILLON TOWER, HALL OF SCIENCE
This is the Court of the Hall of Science with its Carillon tower at A Century of Progress. Dramatic action exhibits related to man's scientific achievements in the basic sciences are shown in this building of wonders.
X-158 CENTRAL EXHIBITS GROUP
A general view from the south balcony of the Hall of Science showing the five pavilions which form the general Exhibits group at a Century of Progress, Chicago's 1934 World's Fair. More than 100 organizations have displays here.
X-159 BELGIAN VILLAGE
Ancient Belgium has been brought to a Century of Progress and reproduced in the Belgian Village. A duplicate of the historic Church of St. Nicholas in Antwerp is there and seventeenth century burghers guard the portals.
X-160 TWELFTH STREET BRIDGE
The Twelfth Street Entrance — the main gate to a land of magic, education, thrills, and entertainment.
X-161 BLACK FOREST VILLAGE
A bit of the rugged life of old Germany has been literally transplanted to make up the Black Forest Village at the World's Fair. Artificial snow enhances the typically German buildings which are artificially cooled.
X-162 FORD MOTOR CO. EXHIBIT
The Ford Motor Co. exhibit is truly a "Drama of Transportation' from the earliest type of vehicles to those of the present day. the building is 900 feet long, ten stories high at the center, and is built with 1400 tons of welded steel in the framework. It is this largest building ever constructed for a world's fair.
X-163 GENERAL MOTORS EXHIBIT
Architecturally beautiful and gorgeously colored by day and night the General Motors Exhibit is a Mecca for all those interested in the construction and appearance of fine automobiles.
X-164 CHRYSLER MOTORS EXHIBIT
The Chrysler Motors Building embodies all that is architecturally beautiful and houses an exhibit of unsurpassed interest to all lovers of fine motor cars.
X-165 TRAVEL BUILDING
The colorful, unusual, Travel Buildng, a masterpiece of modernistic architectural designing, houses examples of every form of land conveyance since time began. Its huge dome is suspended from gigantic "Sky Hooks."
X-166 TRANSPORT BUILDING
The huge Transport Building contains everything that is interesting and educational pertaining to land, water and air travel. Young and old alike revel in its wealth of exhibits.
X-167 TERRAZO PROMENADE AND ADLER PLANETARIUM
The Adler Planetarium adjoining A Century of Progress. "Dreams of the Heavens" well expresses the awe-inspiring manifestation of astronomical science mechanically reproduced in this marvelous institution.
X-168 FOOD PRODUCTS AND AGRICULTURAL BUILDING
Agricultural Building at A Century of Progress housing exhibits of leading food manufacturers, the live stock and meat industries, and an agricultural implement display demonstrating man's progress during the past 100 years.
X-169 UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT BUILDING AND STATES GROUP
The Federal Building is 620 feet long by 300 feet wide, with a rotunda 70 feet in diameter surmounted by a 75-foot dome around which the three fluted towers are grouped. The Federal Building adjoins the Hall of the States.
X-170 SOCIAL SCIENCES AND SKY RIDE
The Sky Ride offers the thrill seeker a magnificent panoramic view of the entire exposition grounds as well as the city of Chicago. Nestling at the foot of east tower is the Hall of Social Science.
X-171 ELECTRICAL GROUP
Embellished with hanging gardens, electric cascades and fountains, gilded pylons and paved terraces, the Electrical Building at A Century of Progress, Chicago's 1934 World's Fair, is the last word in modern architectural phantasy.
X-172 BOAT LANDING AND PYLONS
Covered with symbolic bas reliefs of the forces of electricity, these twin pylons 100 ft. high guard the water gate to the Electrical Building of the Electrical Group in A Century of Progress — Chicago's 1934 World's Fair.
X-173 ENCHANTED ISLAND
Enchanted Island — the children's playground, where the child can be checked all day and one knows they will be well cared for.
X-174 HORTICULTURE BUILDING
One of the most beautiful and restful spots on the World's Fair grounds is found in the gardens adjoining the Horticultural Building. The interior of the building contains a lavish display of landscape gardening and other exhibits of interest to home lovers.
X-175 TEXACO'S GIANT THERMOMETER
Looking west at the huge Texaco's Giant Thermometer at 23rd St., at A Century of Progress — the Chicago 1934 World's Fair. This thermometer is 200 ft. high. Temperature at the Fair can be seen from all parts of the ground.
X-176 IRISH VILLAGE
Typifying the life and natural activity of all the 14 counties of Ireland, the Irish Village, composed of sixty buildings, is a high spot of interest at the Fair. Exhibits of Irish arts and crafts and imported Irish entertainers are features.
X-177 ILLINOIS HOST BUILDING
The Illinois Host Building is equipped with a large Auditorium and comfortable Lounge Hall and houses a very complete and valuable exhibit of Lincolniana.
X-178 LAGOON AND PROMENADE LOOKING SOUTH
The view of the lagoon and promenades looking south from the 12th Street Bridge is a bustling, colorful panorama of activity of never-ceasing interest to World's Fair visitors.
X-179 AVENUE OF FLAGS
Avenue of Flags, stretching from the main gates of A Century of Progress at Twelfth Street, to the north entrance of the Hall of Science . . . a fitting promenade leading to the wonders of this great Exposition.
X-180 UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT BUILDING
The Federal Building and the Court of the States from the north side of the Sky Ride. The triple towers of the Government Building represent the three branches of the federal government — administrative, legislative and judicial.
X-181 HALL OF SCIENCE AT NIGHT
Gorgeous and inspiring by day, the Hall of science is even grander at night. Illumination effects heretofore impossible contribute to its architectural beauty.
X-182 NIGHT VIEW GENERAL EXHIBITS GROUP
Magnificent is hardly an adequate term to express the majestic beauty of the general Exhibits group at night as its superb lighting creates effects beyond the imagination.
X-183 TRAVEL BUILDING AT NIGHT
The Travel Building at night is a tribute to the science of illumination engineering. This scene will long be remembered by all beholders.
X-184 NIGHT SCENE U.S. GOVERNMENT BLDG.
To feast one's eyes on the night setting of the U. S. Government building is an experience that will never be forgotten.
X-185 ELECTRICAL GROUP AT NIGHT
The Aurora Borealis in all its splendor pales into insignificance before the magnificent beauty of the Electrical Group at night.
X-186 LAMA TEMPLE, NIGHT SCENE
The Oriental splendors enjoyed by the old Manchu Emperors never approached the magnificence of the Lama Temple by night at the World's Fair.
X-187 NIGHT SCENE, GIANT FOUNTAIN
Nature's powerful elements— electricity and water — combine to create an effect of great beauty in this night scene of this great fountain.
X-188 FOOD PRODUCTS AND AGRICULTURE BLDG, NIGHT SCENE
Gorgeous illumination enhances natural color beauty in the night scene of the Food Products and Agriculture Building.
X-189 SKY RIDE AT TWILIGHT
the immensity of the Sky Ride Towers, which rise high above the great building of a century of Progress is shown in this picture. High speed elevators carry visitors to the platform 625 ft. above the lake for a panoramic view of Chicago.
X-190 AVENUE OF FLAGS
The Avenue of Flags with its gorgeous pennants and fun-loving crowds is truly a thrilling and beautiful sight.
X-191 TRAVEL BUILDING AT NIGHT
The Travel Building at night is a tribute to the science of illumination engineering. This scene will long be remembered by all beholders.

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