Century of Progress Records

Dates: 1928-1934
Size: 6 linear feet (264 photographs, 16 oversize folders)
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60605
Collection Number: Archives_COP
Provenance: Most items from this collection were transferred from the "Travel and History" holdings of the Chicago Public Library's Social Science and History Division.
Access: No restrictions
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: Century of Progress Records, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library

Historical Note

A Century of Progress was the name given to the 1933 World's Fair, held along the lakefront of Chicago from June 1-November 1, 1933, and May 26-October 31, 1934. This was the second international exposition held in Chicago during a 40 year period: the first was the World's Columbian Exposition, which in 1893 played host to over 27 million people in Jackson Park on the city's South Side. A Century of Progress was equally as popular. The fairgrounds bordered 37th Street on the South and Roosevelt Road on the North. 

Scope and Content

The Century of Progress Records consist primarily of printed promotional material from the Fair, as well as press releases from the Fair's publicity department and various souvenir and ephemeral items such as menus, diaries, postcards, and scrapbooks, which offer detailed and personal accounts of the Fair. The records have been arranged into six series: General Guidebooks, Tickets and Brochures, Exhibition Publications, Special Events and Printed Souvenirs, Scrapbooks, Pre-Fair Publications, Press Releases, and Oversize Materials. In addition are items housed in separate Oversize Folders and Photographs, both of which have separate listings following the Box and Folder Inventory. A Videotape entitled World's Fair Archival Video, Volume 1 (New York: New Deal Films, n.d.) and located in Box 8 provides a full overview of the Ford Exhibition, with coverage of more than 30 pavilions and attractions at the fair. The tape also includes scenes from the 1940 New York World's Fair. Finally, the Century of Progress Collection contains a small number of 3-dimensional Artifacts , primarily souvenirs that could be purchased on the fairgrounds. These items are available for viewing by appointment with the Special Collections and Preservation Division's Museum Specialist.

Among notable components of the collection are the general Printed Souvenirs, the bulk of which are tour brochures printed in conjunction with the exposition and offered by hotels, travel agencies and transportation companies. Many of these items are maps. They provide general tourist information on Chicago for the early 1930s. A provocative photo essay, Chicago on Parade (Box 5.13), offers an interesting alternative to these "sunny" promotional materials, illustrating the words of Dawes and other fair notables juxtaposed with pictures of the city's homeless and poverty-stricken.

Also of note are Pre-Fair Publications dating from 1928 to 1933. These essays and public addresses were written as part of the exposition's publicity and fundraising campaigns and cover a wide range of topics including landscape design, crowd control, traffic patterns, and treatises on fair aesthetics and architecture. Several of the publications were authored by Exposition President Rufus C. Dawes. A particularly interesting item in this series is a 1929 proposal by fair engineer Willis J. Dean.

Photographs in the Century of Progress Collection consist of images in four distinct record groups:

  1. Postcards (1.1-1.30)
  2. Photographs taken by the Kaufmann and Fabry studio, the fair's official photographers (2.1-2.69, 4.1, 5.1-5.34, 6.1-6.129, and 7.1)
  3. A photograph album presented to Leonard Florsheim by the Century of Progress International Exposition (See Box 10)
  4. Photographs and postcards appearing in Scrapbooks 1 and 2 (See Box 6).

In addition to the listings in this finding aid, the photographs are indexed by subject in the Division's photographic collection cabinets in the Special Collections and Preservation Division Reading Room. Aerial and bird's eye views are located under "Views" in the subject listing.

Related Collections:

The Mrs. Harlan Ward Cooley Papers of Women in A Century of Progress documents Mrs. Cooley's efforts on behalf of the Chicago Women's Club to sponsor a series of lectures titled "Women in Civilization." The Cooley Collection Finding Aid is located in this binder, after the Century of Progress Collection.

The Special Collections & Preservation Division also has books on A Century of Progress. Please consult the public access catalog for titles.

The University of Illinois at Chicago was designated as the official repository for A Century of Progress Exposition. The University Library's Special Collections Department (801 S. Morgan Street) holds an extensive archive documenting the fair; call (312) 996-2726 for details about that collection. Additionally, the Chicago History Museum (Clark Street at North Avenue) maintains research materials on the fair; they can be reached at (312) 642-4600 for information.

Container List

General Guide Books, Tickets and Brochures

1933 Official Guide Books

Box 1 Folder 1 Official Book of the Fair Giving Pre-Exposition Information, 1932-1933, of A Century of Progress International Exposition, Chicago, 1933. Issued by A Century of Progress Inc., Administration Building, Burnham Park, Chicago.
Box 1 Folder 2 Official Guide—Book of the Fair, 1933. Published by A Century of Progress, Administration Building, Chicago.
Box 1 Folder 3 Official Guide—Book of the Fair, 1933, with 1934 Supplement. Published by A Century of Progress, Administration Building, Chicago. Chicago: Cuneo Press, 1934.

1933 General Brochures

Box 1 Folder 4 Come! Chicago World’s Fair, June First to Nov. First 1933.
Box 1 Folder 5 My Log Book of the World’s Fair, another Art Otis and Joe Spurgeon Book. Chicago: Kirchner Printing House, 1933.
Box 1 Folder 6 Pertinent Facts on A Century Of Progress, Chicago, 1933. Administration Building, Burnham Park, Chicago, Illinois.
Box 1 Folder 7 The Why- What- and When of A Century of Progress International Exposition, Chicago, 1933.
Box 1 Folder 8 The World’s Biggest Event in 1933—Chicago’s World’s Fair, June 1 to November 1, What Will it Cost You?

1934 Official Guidebooks

Box 1 Folder 9 Official Guide Book of the World’s Fair of 1934. Published by A Century of Progress International Exposition, Chicago. Photographs by Kaufmann & Fabry Company, Official Photographers. Chicago: The Cuneo Press, 1934.
Box 1 Folder 10 The New World’s Fair of 1934. A Century of Progress International Exposition, Chicago, May 26-October 31, 1934.
Box 1 Folder 11 What it Will Cost You to See Chicago’s New 1934 World’s Fair.

Tickets and Passes

Box 1 Folder 12 Official combination book.
Box 1 Folder 13 Combination Book of Souvenir Tickets, Made Possible by the Palmer House, Chicago, through Special Arrangement with A Century of Progress, 1933.
Box 1 Folder 14 Official Chicago World’s Fair Certificate and Single Admission Pass to the Italian Pavilion, March 9, 1934.
Box 1 Folder 15 Courtesy Ticket, Leonard—1934 Century of Progress Exhibit. Leonard Hall, Electrical Building.
Box 1 Folder 16 Ticket book (partial) for admission to Fort Dearborn.
Box 1 Folder 17 Ticket book (partial) for admission to Horticultural Exhibition, Flower and Garden Show.
Box 1 Folder 18 Ticket stub for Opening Day, May 27, 1933, to Soldier Field (to see the President of the United States).
Box 1 Folder 19 Ticket stub for Constitution Day, 1934.
Box 1 Folder 20 Ticket for Closing Day, October 31, 1934.
Box 1 Folder 21 1933 Season Ticket with photo i.d. (Marion L. Bragdon).
Box 1 Folder 22 1934 Employee Pass and Certificate of Appreciation (Marjorie Cowan).

Official Publications—Magazines

Box 1 Folder 23 Official World’s Fair Weekly. Opening Week, vol. 1, no. 5, May 27-June 3, 1933.
Box 1 Folder 24 Official World’s Fair Weekly. Vol. 1, no. 7, June 11, 1933.
Box 1 Folder 25 “A Century of Progress in Living Together,” by Allen D. Albert. World’s Fair Series, Bulletin No. 1.
Box 1 Folder 26 “A Century of Progress in Science,” by F.R. Moulton. World’s Fair Series, Bulletin No. 2.
Box 1 Folder 27 “A Century of Progress in Agriculture,” by Harvey J. Sconce. World’s Fair Series, Bulletin No. 3.
Box 1 Folder 28 “A Century of Progress in Electricity, Transportation and Communication,” by Alfred H. Kirkland. World’s Fair Series, Bulletin No. 4.

Exhibition Publications

Art and Sculpture

Box 2 Folder 1 Official Century of Progress Exhibition of the Fine Arts, Art Institute of Chicago.
Box 2 Folder 2 New World’s Fair Art Exhibition for 1934, Art Institute of Chicago.
Box 2 Folder 3 Sculpture at a Century of Progress, edited by Jewitt E. Ricker.

Food and Agriculture

Box 2 Folder 4 Durkee Famous Foods: Recipes.
Box 2 Folder 5 Morton Salt Company: The Story of Salt
Box 2 Folder 6 National Sugar Refining Company: The Story of Sugar, compliments of the National Sugar Refining Company of New Jersey.
Box 2 Folder 7 The Story of Agriculture.

Foreign Villages

Box 2 Folder 8 Belgium La Belgique Pictoresque (Picturesque Belgium).
Box 2 Folder 9 England The Globe Theatre by Thomas Wood Stevens (part of the Merrie Old English Village). [Chicago]: Colortext Publications, 1934. See also: Oversize Folder 15/Programs
Box 2 Folder 10 Germany The Black Forest Village—The Land of “Once Upon a Time,” by Clara E. Laughlin. Chicago: Runkle, Thompson, Kovats, Inc., 1933.
Box 2 Folder 11 Germany Eitel’s Black Forest Inn, 1934 (Eitel’s Old Heidelberg Inn, 14-16 W. Randolph Street).
Box 2 Folder 12 Germany Old Heidelberg Inn, menu. See also: Oversize Box 9, Folder 12.
Box 2 Folder 13 Ireland Historical Exhibits at the Irish Village.
Box 2 Folder 14 Italy Via Colombo in the Italian Village, 1934 (in Italian and English).
Box 2 Folder 15 Switzerland Complimentary Guide to the Swiss Village, 1934.
Box 2 Folder 16 United States The Colonial Village—A Guide to the Buildings of Historical Interest, by Thomas E. Tallmadge, 1934.
Box 2 Folder 17 United States “See Indian Ceremonials and Dances in the American Indian Villages.”

General Exhibits

Box 2 Folder 18 A&P: A&P Carnival Program.
Box 2 Folder 19 American Can Company: The Story of the Tin Can, courtesy of The National Canners Association. New York: American Can Company, 1933.
Box 2 Folder 20 American Colortype Company: Color Progress. Chicago: American Colortype Company, 1933.
Box 2 Folder 21 Elgin Watch Company: Elgin—A Century of Progress, 1934.
Box 2 Folder 22 Enchanted Island—Magic Mountain.
Box 2 Folder 23 Firestone Tire & Rubber Company: How Firestone Gum-Dipped Tires are Made, 1933.
Box 2 Folder 24 Firestone Tire & Rubber Company: How Firestone High Speed Tires are Made, 1933.
Box 2 Folder 25 Havoline: How Does the World’s Largest Thermometer Work? Lawrenceville, Illinois: Indian Refining Company, 1934.
Box 2 Folder 26 Karastan Rug Mills: Oriental Reproductions by Karastan, 1933
Box 2 Folder 27 National Cash Register Company: The Money of the World, 1934. Dayton, Ohio: National Cash Register Company, 1934.
Box 2 Folder 28 Revere Copper and Brass: The Secret of Paul Revere. New York: Revere Copper and Brass Inc., 1934.
Box 2 Folder 29 Sears, Roebuck and Company: Sears, Roebuck and Company at the Century of Progress. [Chicago]: Sears, Roebuck, Pop Up, 1933.
Box 2 Folder 30 Swift & Company: The Swift Bridge of Service at A Century of Progress—1934.

Hall of Religions

Box 2 Folder 31 The Great Chalice of Antioch—Treasures of Ancient Religious Art—The Monoan Gold Treasure, 1934.
Box 2 Folder 32 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints: The Glory of God is Intelligence. Chicago: Northern State Mission, CJCLDS, [1933].
Box 2 Folder 33 Judaism: Glimpses of the Jewish Exhibit, by Louis L. Mann and Gerson B. Levi.

Hall of Science

Box 2 Folder 34 Official Handbook of Exhibits in the Division of the Basic Sciences, Hall of Science.
Box 2 Folder 35 Official Catalog of Exhibits in the Division of the Basic Sciences, Hall of Science.
Box 2 Folder 36 American Dental Association: Exhibit for Dentistry at A Century of Progress International Exposition, Chicago, 1933-1934, by Arthur D. Black.
Box 2 Folder 37 American Medical Association: “A Century of Progress in Medicine,” by Thomas G. Hull, reprinted from Hygeia, May-December, 1933.
Box 2 Folder 38 Petrolagar Laboratories: A Remembrance of the Famous Painting “The Doctor” by Sir Luke Fildes, R.A.
Box 2 Folder 39 Union Carbide: Giants of the New Age—An Exhibit of Contributions to Progress in the Basic and Applied Sciences Made by Union Carbide and Carbon Corporation.
Box 2 Folder 40 Union Carbide: The Story of Air and Linde Liquid Air Demonstrations.

Hall of Social Sciences

Box 3 Folder 1 Household Finance Corporation: 100 Years of Progress... Chicago: Household Finance Corporation, 1933.

Home and Industrial Arts

Box 3 Folder 2 Anthracite Institute: A Century of Progress in Domestic Heating.
Box 3 Folder 3 Old Dutch Cleanser: Cleanliness through the Ages, with envelope. Chicago: Old Dutch Cleanser, 1933.
Box 3 Folder 4 Florida Tropical Home: The Florida Tropical Home at a Century of Progress 1933.
Box 3 Folder 5 Frameless Steel House. Frameless Steel House at a Century of Progress.
Box 3 Folder 6 Frigidaire Corporation: The Frigidaire Air Conditioned House.
Box 3 Folder 7 Kelvinator Sales Corporation: “From Cave to Kelvinator”—An Authentic History of Food Preservation through the Ages.
Box 3 Folder 8 Kohler Company: Kohler of Kohler.
Box 3 Folder 9 Masonite Corporation: Masonite Products in a Century of Progress.
Box 3 Folder 10 Model Farm House: The Country Home. New York: Crowell Publishing Company, 1934.
Box 3 Folder 11 Peoples Gas Light and Coke Company: 83 Years of the Gas Industry in Metropolitan Chicago.
Box 3 Folder 12 W. & J. Sloane: Sloane’s House of Today
Box 3 Folder 13 Southern Cypress Manufactures Association (Cypress Exhibit Cabin): Tidewater Red Cypress—“The Wood Eternal.”

Horticultural Arts

Box 3 Folder 14 Souvenir Book. Horticultural Exhibition, 1934.
Box 3 Folder 15 Souvenir book. Garden and Flower Show, Horticultural Building, 1933.
Box 3 Folder 16 Interstate Nurseries: Souvenir Rose Guide, 1933.
Box 3 Folder 17 E.W. McLellan Company: Redwood Burls and Their Care, 1934.

International Exhibits

Box 3 Folder 18 Canada Canada, From Sea to Sea, at the Century of Progress Exposition, Chicago - 1933
Box 3 Folder 19 China The Chinese Imperial Gold Collection, by Berthold Laufer, exhibited by Parish-Watson & Company; with copies of postcards of the collection. New York: Parish-Watson & Company, 1934.
Box 3 Folder 20 China The Altar of the Green Jade Pagoda, by Julean Arnold, 1933.
Box 3 Folder 21 China The Chinese Lama Temple—Potala of Jehol: Exhibition of Historical and Ethnographical Collections made by Dr. Gösta Montell. Chicago: Sven Hedin, 1932.
Box 3 Folder 22 China Lo Han Temple in the Streets of Shanghai. Chicago: Samuel E. Wilson, 1934.
Box 3 Folder 23 Czechoslovakia Official Czechoslovak Industrial Section in the Century of Progress International Exhibition. Prague: Orbis, 1933.
Box 3 Folder 24 Ireland A Century of Progress in Irish Archaeology: National Museum of Ireland.
Box 3 Folder 25 Italy Padigli one Italiana all Esposizione Mondiale di Chicago (The Italian Pavilion at the World’s Fair).
Box 3 Folder 26 Italy The Italian Pavilion. Cuneo Press.
Box 3 Folder 27 Italy Ten Years of Italian Progress. Milan: Pizzi & Pizio, [1933].
Box 3 Folder 28 Japan Introducing Osaka to a Century of Progress, Special Souvenir Edition. Osaka: Yaroku Katayama, Osaka Commercial Museum, [1933].
Box 3 Folder 29 Japan Woolens and Worsteds Made in Japan
Box 3 Folder 30 Mexico Mexico—Mexico, Hotel Geneve, Mexico City and Pictorial Mexico, Guanajuato.

State Exhibits

Box 3 Folder 31 California California Redwood
Box 3 Folder 32 Florida Orlando and Orange County, Florida
Box 3 Folder 33 Florida Greetings from Tallahassee, Florida
Box 3 Folder 34 Georgia A Record of Progress in Georgia
Box 3 Folder 35 Illinois Facts About Illinois
Box 3 Folder 36 Indiana A Hoosier History, by David Laurence Chambers, based on the mural paintings of Thomas Hart Benton. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1933.
Box 3 Folder 37 Michigan Eight Murals at the Michigan Exhibit.
Box 3 Folder 38 Minnesota Minnesota—Where Dreams Still Come True.
Box 3 Folder 39 Mississippi A Report of Mississippi’s Participation in A Century of Progress International Exposition, 1934.
Oversize Box 9   Missouri Missouri State Exhibit
Box 3 Folder 40 Ohio The Ohio State Exhibit at a Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934, and map; with The Murals, by William Mark Young—Exhibit of the State of Ohio, 1933.
Box 3 Folder 41 Washington Washington, The Evergreen State
Box 3 Folder 42 West Virginia West Virginia, 1931.

Travel and Transportation

General
Box 4 Folder 1 Wings of a Century: The Romance of Transportation, by Edward Hungerford, 1933.
Railroads
Box 4 Folder 2 Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, 1934.
Box 4 Folder 3 Baltimore and Ohio Railroad: The Beginning of Progress—The Laying of the First Stone of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad at Baltimore, Maryland, July 4, 1828, re-enacted in the Travel and Transport Building, 1933.
Box 4 Folder 4 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad: The Burlington..., 1933.
Box 4 Folder 5 Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific: Progress Coach, One of The Milwaukee Road’s Contributions to a Century of Progress in Transportation.
Box 4 Folder 6 Illinois Central: Souvenir of the Illinois Central Exhibit, 1933.
Box 4 Folder 7 London, Midland and Scottish Railway of Great Britain: The Royal Scot, 1933 and The Story of the Royal Scot
Box 4 Folder 8 London, Midland and Scottish Railway of Great Britain: The Charm of England, 1933.
Box 4 Folder 9 Missouri-Kansas-Texas Lines: MKT Katy Lines—Serving the Southwest.
Box 4 Folder 10 New York Central Lines: A Century of Progress of the New York Central Lines.
Box 4 Folder 11 Pennsylvania Railroad: 100 Years of Progress in Modern Railroading.
Box 4 Folder 12 Pullman Company: Pullman’s Diamond Jubilee, 1859-1934—75 Years of Achievement, 75 Years of Progress, 1934.
Box 4 Folder 13 Pullman Company: What the Pullman Company Offers to Travelers...
Box 4 Folder 14 Rock Island Lines: Rock Island at the World’s Fair.
Box 4 Folder 15 Union Pacific: Progress.
Cars
Box 4 Folder 16 Chrysler: A Trip through the Timken Steel Exhibit in the Chrysler Building at the Century of Progress, 1934.
Box 4 Folder 17 Ford Motor Company: Ford at the Fair.
Box 4 Folder 18 Ford Motor Company: How to See the Ford Exposition, 1934.
Box 4 Folder 19 General Motors: What to See in the General Motors Exhibit Building at a Century of Progress, 1933.
Box 4 Folder 20 General Motors: The Making of a Motor Car—Souvenir Guide Book to the Chevrolet-Fisher Manufacturing Exhibit, 1933.
Box 4 Folder 21 General Motors: Research at a Century of Progress.
Box 4 Folder 22 General Motors: Building the 1934 Chevrolet with Body by Fisher at the Fair.
Box 4 Folder 23 Nash Motor Company: “Tower of Value” Whiting at a Century of Progress
Other Vehicles
Box 4 Folder 24 Clark Tructractor Company: The Spirit of Transportation, 1933.

View Books

Box 4 Folder 25 Chicago Beautiful—Views of the World’s Fair, 1933. Century of Progress Souvenir. Chicago: Souvenir Publishing Company, 1933.
Box 4 Folder 26 Chicago and Its Two World’s Fairs: A Permanent Album, Chicago From 1833 to Contemporary Times, Columbian Exposition 1893, A Century of Progress 1933-34. Chicago: Geographical Publishing Company, 1933.
Box 4 Folder 27 Chicago Beautiful: Souvenir Views of World’s Fair, 1933. Chicago: Agnes Kessler Kahn, 1933.
Box 4 Folder 28 Century of Progress Exposition: Commemorating Chicago’s 100th Anniversary. Chicago: Exposition Publications and Novelties, 1932.
Box 4 Folder 29 Official View Book: A Century of Progress Exposition, foreword by Rufus C. Dawes, President; text by Allen D. Albert, Honorary Secretary, the Agricultural Commission; photographs by Kaufmann & Fabry Co., Official Photographers. Chicago: The Ruben H. Donnelley Corporation, [1933].
Box 4 Folder 30 Official Pictures of a Century of Progress Exposition, photographs by Kaufmann & Fabry, Official Photographers. Chicago: The Ruben H. Donnelley Corporation, 1933.
Box 4 Folder 31 Official Pictures of the 1934 World’s Fair, photographs by Kaufmann & Fabry, official photographers. Chicago: A Century of Progress, 1934.
Box 4 Folder 32 Official Pictures in Color. Chicago: A Century of Progress, 1934.
Box 4 Folder 33 Official View Book, photographs by Kaufmann & Fabry Company, official photographers (postcard booklet). Chicago: The Ruben H. Donnelley Corporation, 1933.
Box 4 Folder 34 Souvenir Views, Chicago World’s Fair, photographs by Kaufmann & Fabry Company, official photographers. Chicago: Curt Teich & Company, Inc., 1934.
Box 4 Folder 35 Souvenir of A Century of Progress International Exposition. Chicago: Curt Teich & Company, Inc., [1933].

Special Events and Printed Souvenirs

Special Events

Box 5 Folder 1 ALA (American Library Association) Day, October 19, 1933. The Library Quarterly, ALA Convention Notebook, October 16, 1933.
Box 5 Folder 2 Chicago’s Fair Day, [October 9, 1933]. A Mimeograph—Mimeoscope Print, A.B. Dick Company.
Box 5 Folder 3 Constitution Day, September 17, 1934. Program, with ticket book.
Box 5 Folder 4 Jinx Day, July 13, 1933 Automobile Derby, Chrysler Motors.
Box 5 Folder 5 Ukrainian Week, August 14-20, 1933. Souvenir program (xerox).

Printed Souvenirs

Box 5 Folder 6 Abraham Lincoln, from the original drawing by Raymond Warren in the Kentucky State Historical Society at Frankfurt (silhouette). Chicago: Raymond Warren, 1933.
Box 5 Folder 7 Abraham Lincoln’s Indiana Boyhood Home – 1816-1830
Box 5 Folder 8 Abraham Lincoln Exhibit Group, A Century of Progress
Box 5 Folder 9 Adler Planetarium and Astronomical Museum of Chicago, by Philip Fox. Chicago: Lakeside Press, 1933.
Box 5 Folder 10 American Express: Welcome, American Express Travel Service—Guide to A Century of Progress and Chicago.
Box 5 Folder 11 American Express: American Express Travel Service (miscellaneous brochures and documents).
Box 5 Folder 12 Automobile sticker
Box 5 Folder 13 Bridge scoring sheets
Box 5 Folder 14 Century Grills: Menu
Box 5 Folder 15 Bureau of Engineering, Department of Public Works, City of Chicago: A Century of Progress in Water Works. 1933.
Box 5 Folder 16 Chicago & Northwestern Line: What I Saw at the Chicago World’s Fair, 1934 (travel journal).
Box 5 Folder 17 Chicago on Parade, edited by Herman O. Duncan. Chicago: Herman O. Duncan, 1933.
Box 5 Folder 18 Chicago Sightseeing Company: Souvenir, Seeing Chicago and A Century of Progress. [1933].
Box 5 Folder 19 Chicago Surface Lines: See Chicago and A Century of Progress Exposition—Use Chicago Surface Lines (routes and route maps). 1933.
Box 5 Folder 20 Conoco Travel Bureau: Hotel Directory—North Central Section and Travel A Century of Progress and Chicago with Conoco (map). [1933].
Box 5 Folder 21 Diary (leather): Century of Progress, Chicago—1933.
Box 5 Folder 22 Frank Buck’s Book of Thrills. Frank Buck, 1934.
Box 5 Folder 23 The Gray Line: Your Introduction to A Century of Progress, 1934—Official Tour Service.
Box 5 Folder 24 Green Duck Company (manufacturers of official Century of Progress souvenir spoons and souvenirs): wrappers with 100 year guarantee.
Box 5 Folder 25 Husband’s Pharmacy, Modesto, California: A Century of Progress (guidebook). [1933].
Box 5 Folder 26 Illinois Century of Progress Commission: See Illinois. [1933].
Box 5 Folder 27 Illinois Commercial Men’s Association: Chicago... as studied by the camera. [1933].
Box 5 Folder 28 King Solomon’s Temple
Box 5 Folder 29 Marshall Field & Company: Chicago—The World’s Fair and Field’s. 1933.
Box 5 Folder 30 16 Miniature Souvenir Views, Century of Progress, 1833 Chicago 1933, Series 1 and Series 2.
Box 5 Folder 31 Museum of Science and Industry. Free admission pass. [1933].
Box 5 Folder 32 Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer: Impressions of A Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933.
Box 5 Folder 33 Postcard: Official Painting by H.M. Pettit of the 1934 Century of Progress. Chicago: The Cuneo Press, [1934].
Box 5 Folder 34 Santa Fe System Lines: Century of Progress, World’s Fair, Chicago, 1933.
Box 5 Folder 35 Sinclair Refining Company: The Sinclair Dinosaur Book. 1934.
Box 5 Folder 36 Sinclair Refining Company: Big News
Box 5 Folder 37 Sky-Ride: Miscellaneous brochures and fact sheets.
Box 5 Folder 38 Swift & Company: Souvenir Program—The Chicago Symphony Orchestra in A Century of Progress Series at the Swift Bridge of Service. Week of July 1, 1934. Eric DeLamarter, conducting.
Box 5 Folder 39 Slavs, with Special Reference to Americans of Slav Ancestry. Souvenir Edition. Chicago: The New Generation, A Slav-American Review (formerly Novi Rod), [1933].
Box 5 Folder 40 Standard Oil: A Memento in Pictures—Commemorating Your Visit to the Live Power Show of Standard Oil, 1934 World’s Fair, Chicago.
Box 5 Folder 41 Stationery, with envelope (letter to Rev. C.J. Staples, postmarked October 3, 1932).
Box 5 Folder 42 Stevens Hotel: Chicago, The Stevens, World’s Largest Hotel. [1933].
Box 5 Folder 43 This Week in Chicago, Issue of July 15, 1934.
Box 5 Folder 44 Walgreen’s: World’s Fair Menu. [1933].
Box 5 Folder 45 Western Union: Souvenir telegram, reads: “This souvenir from the Western Union Exhibit at A Century of Progress is a specimen modern telegram.” 1933.
Box 5 Folder 46 Wilson’s Roof Garden Restaurant: Souvenir Menu. [1933].

Scrapbooks

Box 6 Folder 1 Scrapbook 1: A Century of Progress—Pictorial Reviews of Chicago’s Centennial Exposition, Burnham Park on the Lake Shore, Summers 1933 & 1934. Pages 1-40: Color illustrations, black and white photographs, exhibit brochures, with i.d. pass for Mrs. Nora L. Skibbe
Box 6 Folder 2 Scrapbook 1: A Century of Progress—Pictorial Reviews of Chicago’s Centennial Exposition, Burnham Park on the Lake Shore, Summers 1933 & 1934. Pages 41-72: Contents as above, with postcards.
Box 6 Folder 3 Scrapbook 2: [Unidentified, same format as Scrapbook 1]. Pages 1-46: Contents as above, with postcards.
Box 6 Folder 4 Scrapbook 2: [Unidentified, same format as Scrapbook 1]. Pages 47-94: Contents as above.
Box 6 Folder 5 Scrapbook 3: Century of Progress International Exposition, Chicago, Illinois, 1933-1934. Clara Reed Gordon, Tucson, Arizona: Clippings, color and black and white illustrations, postcards and typewritten text.
Box 11 Folder 1 Scrapbook 4: A Century of Progress, 1833-1933 Contains maps, Greyhound Bus Service, aerial postcards, general views, Golden Temple of Jehol, lumberjacks, A Chemical Almanack (booklet), Admiral Byrd’s ship, photographs of the donor’s ancestors, Frances and George Casperson
Box 11 Folder 2 Scrapbook 4: A Century of Progress, 1833-1933 Contains general views, several publications from railroads including the Royal Scot, the Burlington and the Atlantic, US Steel Corporation, From Gutenberg to the Cuneo Press (booklet), The Lakeside Press (booklet), Adler Planetarium
Box 11 Folder 3 Scrapbook 4: A Century of Progress, 1833-1933 Contains general views, flyer for Miller High Life Fish Bar and Restaurant, The Super-Safe Home of the Future, Firestone Tires, Italian exhibits, Chevrolet, War is a Crime Against Humanity (proposed Constitutional Amendment drafted by Women’s Peace Union), Official Pictures (booklet). Souvenir printed page of Fust and Schoeffer’s Psalter from the Gutenberg Exhibit by Cuneo Press

Pre-Fair Publications

Box 7 Folder 1 “Addresses and announcements by Officials of the Exposition, with Other Authorized Pre-Fair Publications, 1928-1934”: Table of Contents. (Folders 2-17 contain all publications listed in this Table of Contents, with the exception of numbers 10, 17 and 18).
Box 7 Folder 2 The Chicago World’s Fair in 1933, by Rufus C. Dawes, President, Chicago World’s Fair Centennial Celebration. [1931].
Box 7 Folder 3 A New Thought on World’s Fairs, by Rufus C. Dawes, President, Chicago World’s Fair Centennial Celebration, 1933.
Box 7 Folder 4 Agriculture and the Chicago World’s Fair, 1933, radio address of Rufus C. Dawes, November 22, 1928.
Box 7 Folder 5 The Centennial and Public Education, by William J. Bogan, Assistant Superintendent of Schools, Chicago. [1928].
Box 7 Folder 6 The Chicago World’s Fair—Why? Where? When? How Much?, by the Hon. Charles S. Peterson, City Treasurer of Chicago. [1928].
Box 7 Folder 7 Address of Bernard E. Sunny, a Director of Illinois Bell Telephone Company at Dedication on October 12, 1932 of Electrical Group.
Box 7 Folder 8 The World’s Fair of 1893 Made Chicago, by Franklin Hobbs. Chicago World’s Fair Centennial Celebration, 1933.
Box 7 Folder 9 An Ideal of Beauty, by Allen D. Albert, Assistant to the President, Chicago World’s Fair Centennial Celebration, 1933.
Box 7 Folder 10 To the People of Chicago..., by Rufus C. Dawes. [1929].
Box 7 Folder 11 A Century of Progress in the Making: Statement of Finances Relating to A Century of Progress, by Charles G. Dawes, Chairman, Finance Committee, July 19, 1931.
Box 7 Folder 12 Chicago World’s Fair Centennial Celebration: Being a Series of Questions and Answers Concerning Chicago’s Birthday Party in 1933. Enrollment Committee, [1929].
Box 7 Folder 13 A Century of Progress: A Statement of Its Plan and Purposes and of the Relation of States and Foreign Government to Them, by Rufus C. Dawes.
Box 7 Folder 14 A Century of Progress: Rules and Regulations for Exhibitors. January 21, 1931.
Box 7 Folder 15 A Century of Progress International Exposition, 1934: Rules and Regulations and Miscellaneous Information Applicable to the Design, Construction and Equipment of Concessions. February 1, 1934.
Box 7 Folder 16 Why A Century of Progress, 1933?
Box 7 Folder 17 A Century of Progress Greets International Rotary on the Occasion of the Silver Jubilee, 1930.
Box 7 Folder 18 Chicago and You: A Loyal Partnership. [January 1929].
Box 7 Folder 19 Summary of Financial Statements, Receipts and Departmental Disbursements in Other Fairs. November 1928.
Box 7 Folder 20 The Chicago World’s Fair Centennial Celebration, 1933, prepared for the Electric Association of Chicago, Third Annual Dinner, Palmer House, November 15, 1928.
Box 7 Folder 21 Beauty of Balance: The Prophetic in Mass and Line at A Century of Progress Exposition, by S.J. Duncan Clark. [1932].
Box 7 Folder 22 Proposed Plan for Chicago World’s Fair—Centennial Celebration, January 6, 1929. Willis. J. Dean, Consulting Engineer.
Box 7 Folder 23 Keep Moving: A Study in Crowds, by Sidney S. Gorham, Chairman, Committee on Traffic Control, A Century of Progress. undated
Box 7 Folder 24 Ancient Skyscrapers and the World’s Fair, by Dr. Frans Blom. undated
Box 7 Folder 25 The Cradle of Chicago—Building the Third Fort Dearborn, by Robert J. Sipchen. November 2, 1931.
Box 7 Folder 26 Mankind in America: Mounds and Ruins Tell the Story of The Progress of Human Culture, by Dr. Fay-Cooper Cole, Professor of Anthropology, University of Chicago, November 3, 1931.
Box 7 Folder 27 A New Showmanship to Charm for the World’s Fair, by Edward J. Ashenden. November 3, 1931.
Box 7 Folder 28 Traffic-Tourists: A Century of Progress International Exposition, Chicago, 1933, by Edward Hungerford (“T and T”: The Iron Horse Plays at Showmanship). November 5, 1931.
Box 7 Folder 29 Science, Magic Wand of a New Age, Rules A Century of Progress, by Rufus C. Dawes, President, A Century of Progress. November 16, 1931.
Box 7 Folder 30 Temples of Inspiration to Rise Along Miles of Lake Shore, by Daniel H. Burnham, Director of Works, A Century of Progress. November 17, 1931.
Box 7 Folder 31 President Dawes’ Statement on Opening of Fair at Hamilton Club, January 20, 1932.
Box 7 Folder 32 Traffic to the World’s Fair, by Major E.S.J. Irvine. August 29, 1932.
Box 7 Folder 33 Landscaping for the Fair, by Alfred GH. Geiffert, Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects. November 30, 1932.
Box 7 Folder 34 Concordia, May, 1933.

Press Releases

Box 8 Folder 1 American Petroleum Industries Exhibit, Hall of Science: Explanatory photograph lecture for Model Petroleum Refinery, undated
Box 8 Folder 2 Architecture of the Fair, May 8, [1934].
Box 8 Folder 3 Attendance campaign (conducted by Ford), March 19, [1934].
Box 8 Folder 4 Auto parking, May 11, 1934.
Box 8 Folder 5 Automobiles (general exhibits), May 9, 1934.
Box 8 Folder 6 Automobiles (early models), May 15, [1934].
Box 8 Folder 7 Black Forest Village, May 23, 1934.
Box 8 Folder 8 Chrysler Exhibit: Chrysler Motors to Have Largest Private Exhibit at Chicago Fair, undated
Box 8 Folder 9 Dutch Village, April 14, 1934.
Box 8 Folder 10 Enchanted Island (“World’s Fair for Children”), May 21, [1934].
Box 8 Folder 11 Finance, May 23, [1934].
Box 8 Folder 12 Ford Exhibit: Address of Albert Kahn, Architect of the Ford Motor Company’s Exhibit at A Century of Progress, Exposition, March 20, 1934.
Box 8 Folder 13 Ford Exhibit lighting, April 29, [1934].
Box 8 Folder 14 Fountain, May 16, 1934.
Box 8 Folder 15 General Electric Exhibit: General Electric’s Exhibit in A Century of Progress, undated
Box 8 Folder 16 General Motors Exhibit: Facts About the General Motors Exhibit, undated
Box 8 Folder 17 Illinois Commission for Participation: Governor Henry Horner, May 21, [1934].
Box 8 Folder 18 Horticultural Exhibit, May 5, [1934].
Box 8 Folder 19 Irish Village, March 10, 1934.
Box 8 Folder 20 Italian Village (leaning tower), May 5, [1934].
Box 8 Folder 21 Little America (Admiral Byrd’s greetings, ship-building), April 20, 1934.
Box 8 Folder 22 Midway, May 18, 1934.
Box 8 Folder 23 Merrie England and Old Globe Theatre: Merrie England Opens Tuesday, May 29, [1934]; News from Merrie England, undated; Ruth Pryor Engaged by Merrie England, undated; Old Globe Theatre Productions, undated
Box 8 Folder 24 Mexican Village, April 24, 1934.
Box 8 Folder 25 Musical concerts (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), May 1, 1934.
Box 8 Folder 26 Opening Day (program and parade), May 22, 1934; Address of Rufus C. Dawes, President, A Century of Progress, at Dedication of Hall of Science, Wednesday, June 1, 1932.
Box 8 Folder 27 Reopening, May 26, 1934.
Box 8 Folder 28 Painting and sculpture: The Art Institute of Chicago Special News Letter, May 20, 1933.
Box 8 Folder 29 Pantheon de la Guerre (European war panorama), May 10, [1934].
Box 8 Folder 30 Pottery Exhibit, March 26, 1934.
Box 8 Folder 31 Roads of the World (Ford Exhibit), May 2, 1934.
Box 8 Folder 32 Science: Hall of Science, May 5, 1934.
Box 8 Folder 33 States: Hall of States, May 8, 1934.
Box 8 Folder 34 Villages (general), March 8, 1934.
Box 8 Folder 35 Wings of a Century, May 21, [1934].
Box 8 Folder 36 Westinghouse Exhibit: Unique Lighting at A Century of Progress, by L.A.S. Wood and Charles J. Stahl, September 1, 1933; Lighting Enhances Architecture at “A Century of Progress,” by Charles J. Stahl, undated; Spectacular Lighting of Westinghouse Exhibit at Century of Progress, Phonograph Records Play Lighting Melodies, by Charles J. Stahl, undated; Westinghouse Gives Visitors a Look Ahead at A Century of Progress (with illustrations), undated

Videotape

Box 8 Folder 37 World’s Fair Archival Video, Volume 1 (New York: New Deal Films, undated)

Oversize Materials

Oversize Box 9 Folder 1 The Architectural Forum, vol. 61, #1, July 1934 (Chicago Fair, Ford Exhibit, Museum, Housing).
Oversize Box 9 Folder 2 Atop the Fair. New York: The Barrett Company, 1933.
Oversize Box 9 Folder 3 A Century of Progress of Missouri in Pictures. Official Souvenir of the Missouri Exhibit at the Century of Progress Exposition, Chicago, Illinois, 1933.
Oversize Box 9 Folder 4 Chicago’s Century of Progress. Chicago: Rand, McNally & Company, 1933.
Oversize Box 9 Folder 5 The Store and A Century of Progress, 1934. Marshall Field & Company, Chicago.
Oversize Box 9 Folder 6 Printed souvenir from the Ford Motor Company.
Oversize Box 9 Folder 7 Greetings, Chicago’s Official Song, by Col. George D. Gaw (sheet music). Chicago: George Frank Publishers, 1932.
Oversize Box 9 Folder 8 Printed souvenir from the Gutenberg Museum exhibit of Mainz. Sponsored by The Cuneo Press, Chicago, [1933-1934].
Oversize Box 9 Folder 9 Printed essays by Milton S. Mayer, with cyanotype prints by A. George Miller.
Oversize Box 9 Folder 10 Official World’s Fair in Pictures. Photographs by Kaufmann & Fabry Company, official photographers. Chicago: The Ruben H. Donnelley Corporation, 1933.
Oversize Box 9 Folder 11 Official View Book: A Century of Progress Exposition, foreword by Rufus C. Dawes, text by Allen D. Albert. Chicago: The Ruben H. Donnelley Corporation, 1933.
Oversize Box 9 Folder 12 Printed souvenir from the Old Heidelberg Inn (Eitel, Inc.). [1933].
Oversize Box 9 Folder 13 Official souvenir book of the Pantheon de al Guerre: Panorama of the War and Its Heroes; with envelope. Chicago: The Stockbridge Press, 1932.
Oversize Box 9 Folder 14 Printed souvenir of closing day at The Swift Bridge of Service, A Century of Progress, October 31, 1934.
Oversize Box 10   Leonard Florsheim Photograph Album: “A Century of Progress International Exposition, Chicago, 1933-1934, Presents this Collection of Official Photographs to Leonard S. Florsheim in Grateful Acknowledgment of Valuable Support.” [Listing of images at end of Photograph inventory below.]
  Oversize Folder 1 Map of Chicago for the Year 1933, Portraying Some of its History and Indicating the Approximate Location of Points of Historical Interest: ..., by Ralph Fletcher Seymour. [Chicago]: T.N.T. Company, 1932.
  Oversize Folder 2 Free Map and Guide to Beautiful Chicago, the Original Pantheon de al Guerre from Paris, World’s Fair, 1934. Chicago: The Chicago Motor Coach Company, [1934].
  Oversize Folder 3 Direct to Gates: Chicago World’s Fair. Illinois Central Adjoins World’s Fair from End to End. Chicago: Rand, McNally Company, 1933.
  Oversize Folder 4 Chicago and the Century of Progress 1933. Compliments of Standard Oil Company (Indiana).Chicago: H.M. Gousha Company, 1933.
  Oversize Folder 5 A Century of Progress International Exposition, Chicago, May 27-October 31, 1933. Compliments of Continental Casualty Company. Chicago: Clarence P. Huls, 1933.
  Oversize Folder 6 Pure Oil Pathfinder Map of A Century of Progress. Compliments of the Pure Oil Company. Chicago: Rand, McNally Company, [1933].
  Oversize Folder 7 Pure Oil Pathfinder Map of A Century of Progress. Compliments of the Pure Oil Company. Chicago: Rand, McNally Company, [1934].
  Oversize Folder 8 Hearne Brothers World’s Fair Guide—Hearne Brothers Map of the World’s Fair. [Chicago]: Hearne Brothers, [1933].
  Oversize Folder 9 Shell Metropolitan Map: Chicago and the Century of Progress. Chicago: H.M. Gousha Company, [1933].
  Oversize Folder 10 Map of A Century of Progress Exposition Grounds (photostat). [1933].
  Oversize Folder 11 Chicago and Vicinity: Sinclair 1933 Road Map. Chicago: Rand, McNally, [1933].
  Oversize Folder 13 Miscellaneous textiles (3).
  Oversize Folder 14 Bird’s Eye View, approved as of September 1, 1932, A Century of Progress, Rufus C. Dawes, President. H.M. Pettit, artist.
  Oversize Folder 15 Programs for The Globe Theatre, Merrie England, 1934. Thomas Wood Stevens, director.
  Oversize Folder 16 Clippings regarding Eleanor Roosevelt’s visit to the Fair on October 31, 1933.
77.105a-b   Chicago World’s Fair – May 27-November 1, 1933, art by Weimer Persell, poster, 1933 (2)
77.108a-b   Chicago World’s Fair – May 27-November 1, 1933, art by Weimer Persell, poster, 1933 (2)
77.103   Come! Chicago World’s Fair, poster, 1933
77.114   See, Hear, Play – World's Fair – Century of Progress, Chicago, art by Sandor, Chicago: Goes Litho Co., poster 1934
77.113   World’s Fair Chicago 1833-1933, Chicago: Goes Litho Co., poster 1933

Photographs

Postcards

Photograph 1.1 Ball Brothers Co. (b&w)
Photograph 1.2 Locomotive No. 5320, “President Cleveland.” (color)
Photograph 1.3 Travel and Transport Building, Chicago and Northwestern Lines. (b&w)
Photograph 1.3a Chrysler Motor Exhibit
Photograph 1.4 Cuneo Press, Inc. Exhibit, Print Shop. (b&w)
Photograph 1.4a Darkest Africa
Photograph 1.5 Dominican Exhibit, Replica of Columbus Memorial Light. (b&w)
Photograph 1.6 Dutch Village. (color)
Photograph 1.6a Firestone Automatic Curing Mold
Photograph 1.6b Firestone Patented Gum-Dipping Process
Photograph 1.7 General Exhibits Building [2]. (color)
Photograph 1.8 General Houses Inc. House. (color)
Photograph 1.9 General Motors Building. (color)
Photograph 1.9a General Motors Building, Rainbow Research
Photograph 1.10 Green Jade Pagoda. (b&w)
Photograph 1.11 Hall of Science [2]. (b&w)
Photograph 1.12 Hall of Science, Great Stairway. (b&w)
Photograph 1.13 Hall of Science, North Facade. (b&w)
Photograph 1.14 Havoline Thermometer, 1933 [3]. (color)
Photograph 1.15 Havoline Thermometer, 1934. (color)
Photograph 1.16 Italian Village. (color)
Photograph 1.17 Nunnery of Uxmal, Maya Temple [3]. (color)
Photograph 1.18 Hall of Science, McKaycraft Lounge [3]. (color)
Photograph 1.19 Nash Automobile. (color)
Photograph 1.19a Nash Tower of Value
Photograph 1.20 National Cash Register Company [2]. (b&w)
Photograph 1.21 Sinclair Dinosaur Exhibit. [2] (color)
Photograph 1.22 Sinclair Dinosaur Exhibit, Entrance [3]. (b&w)
Photograph 1.22a Skyride, Otis Elevator Exhibit
Photograph 1.23 Great Hall of Travel and Transport Building, Studebaker Land Cruiser [3]. (color)
Photograph 1.24 Travel Building at night. (color)
Photograph 1.25 Pictorial Views: On the Cover: The Stevens Hotel (front) and Buckingham Fountain (back). Inside: Aerial view of downtown; Replica of Fort Dearborn; Main Exhibition Building; Tower of Water & Light; Babylon Court; Exhibition Buildings (night view); Hall of States Building; Administration Building; Aerial View Century of Progress; The Stevens Hotel; Buckingham Fountain at night; Aerial View of Soldiers Field Stadium; High-ho Golf Club; Stevens’ Galleries; “Fairyland” at Stevens Hotel; Stevens Hotel: Main Dining Room; Stevens Hotel: Grand Ballroom; Stevens Hotel: Lounge and Grand Stairway [3]. (postcard book, color)
Photograph 1.26 Side A: Aerial view, Fort Dearborn; Administration Building as seen from Lake Michigan; Admiral Byrd’s Polar Ship, “The City of New York;” Administration Building; Electrical Group by Night; Oriental Village; Golden Pavilion of Jehol: Interior; Fort Dearborn; Lincoln Group. Side B: “Enchanted Island,” Children’s playground; Hall of Science; Aerial view of Fairgrounds; Interior Court of Hall of Science by night; Travel Building; Aerial view of Chicago World’s Fair; Sky Ride; Hall of States and Federal Buildings; Golden Temple of Jehol by night. (postcard cook, color)
Photograph 1.27 “The 1934 Century of Progress, Looking North,” by H. M. Pettit. (reproduction of a painting, color)
Photograph 1.28 Wilson & Co. Certified Bacon Slicing Exhibit in operation. (color)
Photograph 1.29 Wilson & Co. Terrace and Roof Garden Restaurants and Soda Fountains overlooking the Midway and Lake Michigan [3]. (color)
Photograph 1.30 Champion Six-Horse Team of Wilson & Co., Meat Packers. (color)

Photographs taken by the Kaufmann & Fabry Studio, Official Photographers of A Century of Progress.

  All photographs in the 2. # series are black and white photographic images unless otherwise noted.
Photograph 2.1 Abraham Lincoln Group: replicas of the Lincoln-Berry store where Abraham Lincoln clerked in New Salem, IL and Lincoln’s boyhood home in Indiana.
Photograph 2.2 Abraham Lincoln Group: replicas of the Wigwam where Abraham Lincoln was nominated for the presidency.
Photograph 2.3 Abraham Lincoln Group: aerial view [3].
Photograph 2.4 Abraham Lincoln Group: replica of Lincoln’s birthplace in Hodgenville, KY.
Photograph 2.5 Administration Building: front view[2].
Photograph 2.6 Administration Building: east view[2].
Photograph 2.7 Administration Building: east facade, North Lagoon.
Photograph 2.8 Administration Building: main facade [3].
Photograph 2.9 Administration Building: Stairway.
Photograph 2.10 Administration Building [4].
Photograph 2.11 Administration Building: Exhibition Hall.
Photograph 2.12 Administration Building: Rear Entrance.
Photograph 2.13 Admiral Byrd’s Polar Ship, “The City of New York” [3].
Photograph 2.14 Agricultural Building [3].
Photograph 2.15 Agricultural Group facade. (architectural rendering, b&w)
Photograph 2.16 “The Conquest of Time and Space,” relief by Gaston Lachaise above west entrance to Communications Hall [2].
Photograph 2.17 Aerial view of the Hall of States and the Federal Building. (architectural rendering, b&w)
Photograph 2.18 Electrical Building [2].
Photograph 2.19 Electrical Building and Communications Building [2].
Photograph 2.20 Electrical Building [2].
Photograph 2.21 Electrical Building: twin pylons guard water gate [2].
Photograph 2.22 Electrical Building: Stairway [2].
Photograph 2.23 Electrical Building: bas-relief panels “Light” and “Energy.”
Photograph 2.24 “Enchanted Island”: conceptual design for children’s playground. Includes: Magic Mountain, Tropical Garden, Children’s Theater, miniature railroad, and wading pool [2]. (color illustration)
Photograph 2.25 Hall of Science
Photograph 2.26 Replica of Fort Dearborn: Officer’s Barracks, blockhouse, soldier’s barracks, and power magazine [3].
Photograph 2.27 Fort Dearborn.
Photograph 2.28 Fort Dearborn: Blockhouses and Soldier’s barracks [3].
Photograph 2.29 Fort Dearborn.
Photograph 2.30 General Electric’s “House of Magic.”
Photograph 2.31 General Electric’s “House of Magic”: Apartment House Kitchenette.
Photograph 2.32 General Exhibits Building.
Photograph 2.33 General Exhibits Building. (architectural rendering, b&w)
Photograph 2.34 General Motors Building. (architectural rendering, b&w)
Photograph 2.35 Federal Building.
Photograph 2.36 Golden Pavilion of Jehol, replica of Chinese Lama Temple [3].
Photograph 2.37 Golden Pavilion of Jehol, detail of ceiling [2].
Photograph 2.38 Golden Pavilion of Jehol, detail of Avalokitecvara on right and Gautama Buddha on the left [2].
Photograph 2.39 Golden Pavilion of Jehol, detail of Avalokitecvara [2].
Photograph 2.40 Golden Pavilion of Jehol [3].
Photograph 2.41 Golden Pavilion of Jehol, model of replica.
Photograph 2.42 Hall of Science: great hall [2].
Photograph 2.43 Hall of Science: exterior and courtyard.
Photograph 2.44 Hall of Science: courtyard [2].
Photograph 2.45 Hall of Science: north entrance.
Photograph 2.46 Hall of Science: northern approach.
Photograph 2.47 Hall of Science at night [2].
Photograph 2.48 Hall of Science [2].
Photograph 2.49 Hall of Science: southern view at night.
Photograph 2.50 Administration Building.
Photograph 2.51 Hospital Library Service Exhibit, Mrs. C. Frederick Childs (Chairperson of the Women’s board of the Presbyterian Hospital) and Miss Selma Lindem (Librarian of the Presbyterian Hospital) featured
Photograph 2.52 Model of buildings and grounds of A Century of Progress Exposition.
Photograph 2.53 Model of the Chrysler Building.
Photograph 2.54 Hall of States and Federal Building [3]. (b&w illustration)
Photograph 2.55 Music Group (Music Auditorium center): front elevation. (architectural rendering, b&w)
Photograph 2.56 “Sky Ride.” (architectural rendering, b&w)
Photograph 2.57 Travel and Transport Building [3].
Photograph 2.58 Travel and Transport Building: east entrance.
Photograph 2.59 Travel and Transport Building.
Photograph 2.60 Travel and Transport Building: Steamship Hall.
Photograph 2.61 Travel and Transport Building.
Photograph 2.62 General Motors Truck Company visitor bus [3].
Photograph 2.63 Century of Progress: 1933 Chicago World’s Fair (aerial view).
Photograph 2.64 Century of Progress: 1933 Chicago World’s Fair (aerial view) [3].
Photograph 2.65 World’s Fair Building [2]. (architectural rendering, b&w)
Photograph 2.66 World’s Fair Building, Interior hall.
Photograph 2.67 Centuries of Progress electrical display.
Photograph 2.68 Hall of Science. (b&w illustration)
Photograph 2.69 Hall of Science (b&w illustration)
Photograph 4.1 Oversize Armour Building and employees facing lagoon.
  All Photos in the 5.# series are bound together in The Lighting of the Grounds and Exteriors of the Buildings at the Century of Progress Exposition 1933, Shown in Photographs by the General Electric Company. All are black and white photographic images. (All Oversize)
Photograph 5.1 Indirect lighting unit, Twelfth-Street Bridge.
Photograph 5.2 Federal and State Buildings, East sky ride tower and Electrical group viewed from west side of north lagoon at night.
Photograph 5.3 Hall of Science: north entrance viewed from the Avenue of Flags at night.
Photograph 5.4 States Court at night.
Photograph 5.5 Twelfth-Street entrance and bridge at night.
Photograph 5.6 Scintillator fan viewed from Thirty-First-Street entrance at night.
Photograph 5.7 Agricultural Group and Dairy Building viewed from west side of north lagoon at night.
Photograph 5.8 Court of States at night.
Photograph 5.9 Federal Building at night.
Photograph 5.10 Travel and Transport Building at night.
Photograph 5.11 Maya Temple at night.
Photograph 5.12 Electric Fountain in the Electrical Court.
Photograph 5.13 Federal Building.
Photograph 5.14 Communications Gardens and Pylons at night.
Photograph 5.15 General Exhibits Court: Mercury neon pylon at night.
Photograph 5.16 Firestone Garden at night.
Photograph 5.17 Havoline Thermometer and south lagoon fountains at night.
Photograph 5.18 General Motors Building: Leif Erikson Drive facade.
Photograph 5.19 Avenue of Flags at night.
Photograph 5.20 General Motors Building at night.
Photograph 5.21 Hall of Social Science, Radio and Communications Building viewed from west side of lagoon at night.
Photograph 5.22 Electrical Building and Radio & Communications Building viewed from west side of lagoon at night.
Photograph 5.23 Radio & Communications Building: west facade at night.
Photograph 5.24 Twelfth-Street Bridge at night.
Photograph 5.25 Chrysler Motors Building at night.
Photograph 5.26 General Exhibits Group and Leif Erikson Drive at night.
Photograph 5.27 Electrical Group viewed from west shore of south lagoon at night.
Photograph 5.28 Hall of Science viewed from east shore of south lagoon at night.
Photograph 5.29 Agricultural Building and Florida Gardens at night.
Photograph 5.30 Electrical Building: court and fountain at night.
Photograph 5.31 Hall of Science: court at north entrance at night.
Photograph 5.32 Northerly Island viewed from east side of south lagoon at night.
Photograph 5.33 Travel and Transport Building at night.
Photograph 5.34 Hall of Science: courtyard at night.
  All images in the 6.# series are black and white photographic negatives.
Photograph 6.1 Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace.
Photograph 6.2 Acrobats.
Photograph 6.3 Acrobats.
Photograph 6.4 Adventureland.
Photograph 6.5 Allied Home Industries.
Photograph 6.6 Avenue of Flags.
Photograph 6.7 Midway racetrack: Barney Oldfield and his Drivers.
Photograph 6.8 American Radiator-Standard Sanitary Corporation exterior.
Photograph 6.9 B & O Railroad.
Photograph 6.10 Bagpipers.
Photograph 6.11 Bagpipers.
Photograph 6.12 Bagpipers.
Photograph 6.13 Bagpipers.
Photograph 6.14 Bagpipers.
Photograph 6.15 Belgium Village.
Photograph 6.16 Black Forest Village.
Photograph 6.17 Black Forest Village.
Photograph 6.18 Midway: ‘Buck Rogers 500 Years From Now.’
Photograph 6.19 Cacti garden.
Photograph 6.20 Casino de la Villa.
Photograph 6.21 China Cafe.
Photograph 6.22 Chinese Village.
Photograph 6.23 Chinese Village.
Photograph 6.24 Christian Science Monitor.
Photograph 6.25 Christian Science Monitor exterior.
Photograph 6.26 Colonial Village.
Photograph 6.27 Czechoslovakia Restaurant.
Photograph 6.28 Dutch Village.
Photograph 6.29 Dutch Village.
Photograph 6.30 Dutch Village.
Photograph 6.31 Dutch Village.
Photograph 6.32 Dutch Village.
Photograph 6.33 Egyptian Bazaars.
Photograph 6.34 Enchanted Island: the Theater.
Photograph 6.35 Enchanted Island.
Photograph 6.36 Enchanted Island.
Photograph 6.37 English Village.
Photograph 6.38 English Village.
Photograph 6.39 English Village: Old Curiosity Shop.
Photograph 6.40 Firestone Exhibit exterior.
Photograph 6.41 Ford Building exterior.
Photograph 6.42 Ford Globe.
Photograph 6.43 Ford Globe.
Photograph 6.44 Ford Globe.
Photograph 6.45 Ford Industrialized Barn.
Photograph 6.46 Ford’s Symphony Gardens.
Photograph 6.47 Ford’s Symphony Gardens.
Photograph 6.48 Fort Dearborn.
Photograph 6.49 Fort Dearborn.
Photograph 6.50 Fort Dearborn.
Photograph 6.51 Fort Dearborn: ‘Believe it or Not’ exterior.
Photograph 6.52 Frank Buck’s Jungle Camp.
Photograph 6.53 Frigidaire Air Conditioning Exhibit exterior.
Photograph 6.54 Alpine Garden.
Photograph 6.55 Garden.
Photograph 6.56 Greyhound tour bus.
Photograph 6.57 Haeger Pottery.
Photograph 6.58 Haeger Pottery.
Photograph 6.59 Hall of Science: North Court.
Photograph 6.60 Havoline Thermometer.
Photograph 6.61 ‘Hollywood’ exhibit exterior.
Photograph 6.62 Scene in ‘Hollywood.’
Photograph 6.63 Illinois State Building.
Photograph 6.64 Irish Village.
Photograph 6.65 Irish Village.
Photograph 6.66 Irish Village.
Photograph 6.67 Italian Village.
Photograph 6.68 Japanese exhibit.
Photograph 6.69 Johns-Manville exterior.
Photograph 6.70 Kohler of Kohler exterior.
Photograph 6.71 Maypole.
Photograph 6.72 Mexican Village.
Photograph 6.73 Midway: flying turns.
Photograph 6.74 Monkey exhibit.
Photograph 6.75 Motordrome.
Photograph 6.76 Midway: Neptune’s Follies.
Photograph 6.77 Netherlands Cafe.
Photograph 6.78 English Village: Old Curiosity Shop.
Photograph 6.79 Northern Pacific Railroad: Minnetonka.
Photograph 6.80 Organ grinder and monkey.
Photograph 6.81 Oriental Bazaar.
Photograph 6.82 Oriental Bazaar.
Photograph 6.83 Oriental Village.
Photograph 6.84 ‘Pioneer’ train car.
Photograph 6.85 Punch and Judy Show.
Photograph 6.86 Railroad.
Photograph 6.87 Red Crown Animal Show.
Photograph 6.88 Red Crown Animal Show.
Photograph 6.89 Red Crown Animal Show.
Photograph 6.90 Scientific Instruments exhibit.
Photograph 6.91 Sinclair Refining exhibit: ‘The World a Million Years Ago.’
Photograph 6.92 Sinclair Refining exhibit: ‘The World a Million Years Ago.
Photograph 6.93 Sinclair Refining exhibit: ‘The World a Million Years Ago.’
Photograph 6.94 Spanish Village.
Photograph 6.95 Streets of Shanghai.
Photograph 6.96 Sweden exhibit exterior.
Photograph 6.97 Swift Bridge.
Photograph 6.98 Swift Shell.
Photograph 6.99 Swiss Village.
Photograph 6.100 Swiss Village.
Photograph 6.101 Swiss Village.
Photograph 6.102 Swiss Village.
Photograph 6.103 Thompsons’ Restaurant.
Photograph 6.104 Train: “Thomas Jefferson.”
Photograph 6.105 Travel and Transport Building.
Photograph 6.106 Walgreen’s Drugs exterior.
Photograph 6.107 William Tell Inn.
Photograph 6.108 Wilson Co. (Packers) exterior.
Photograph 6.109 ‘Wings of a Century’ exterior.
Photograph 6.110 Windmill.
Photograph 6.111 Witches Cave.
Photograph 6.112 Federal Building.
Photograph 6.113 Irish Village (?): horse-drawn carriage.
Photograph 6.114 Village (?).
Photograph 6.115 Village (?).
Photograph 6.116 Village (?).
Photograph 6.117 Village (?).
Photograph 6.118 Village (?).
Photograph 6.119 Irish Village (?): actor.
Photograph 6.120 Village (?).
Photograph 6.121 Village (?).
Photograph 6.122 ‘Hear the Presidents Speak.’
Photograph 6.123 Castle.
Photograph 6.124 Airplane.
Photograph 6.125 Village (?).
Photograph 6.126 Bicycle (?).
Photograph 6.127 Federal Building (?).
Photograph 6.128 Mexican Village.
Photograph 6.129 Village (?): dancing couple.
Photograph 7.1 Photograph, b&w, Sally Rand: ‘Spirit of World’s Fair,’ unpublished photo by Herald Examiner includes b&w photo negative.

Leonard Florsheim Photograph Album

“A Century of Progress International Exposition, Chicago, 1933-1934, Presents this Collection of Official Photographs to Leonard S. Florsheim in Grateful Acknowledgment of Valuable Support.” All photographs are sepia-toned platinum prints.

Plate 1 Circle at the 12th Street Entrance.
Plate 2 Grand Fountain (at night).
Plate 3 rand Fountain from the Planetarium Building.
Plate 4 Avenue of Flags.
Plate 5 Looking North from the West Sky Ride Tower.
Plate 6 Lagoon Theatre.
Plate 7 Hall of Science—North Facade.
Plate 8 Hall of Science—Court.
Plate 9 Hall of Science—Great Hall.
Plate 10 Administration Building—Trustees Room.
Plate 11 Administration Building—East Facade.
Plate 12 Looking East from the West Skyride Tower.
Plate 13 Golden Temple of Jehol.
Plate 14 General Exhibits Group Looking South.
Plate 15 Good Housekeeping Pavilion and Tower of Hall of Religion.
Plate 16 Swiss Village.
Plate 17 Aerial View—23rd Street Area.
Plate 18 Aerial View Looking North.
Plate 19 Village Area Looking North.
Plate 20 Mexican Village.
Plate 21 Belgian Village.
Plate 22 Italian Village.
Plate 23 Colonial Village.
Plate 24 Village Plaza Looking South.
Plate 25 English Village.
Plate 26 Fort Dearborn.
Plate 27 Black Forest Village.
Plate 28 Black Forest Village.
Plate 29 Transportation Building (at night).
Plate 30 Transportation Building.
Plate 31 Chrysler Motors Building.
Plate 32 Aerial View at 31st Street
Plate 33 Indian Village and General Motors Building.
Plate 34 Wings of a Century.
Plate 35 Aerial View Looking North.
Plate 36 Food and Agriculture Building.
Plate 37 U.S. Government Building and State Group.
Plate 38 U.S. Government Building.
Plate 39 Electrical Building.
Plate 40 Electrical Building—Circular Court (at night).
Plate 41 Horticultural Gardens.
Plate 42 States of Shanghai.
Plate 43 Dutch Village.
Plate 44 Balbo Aeroplane Squadron 15, 1933.

Photographs and postcards appearing in Scrapbooks 1 and 2: See Box 6.

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