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The Hall Of Science, Sky Ride & Soldier Field At The 1933/34 Chicago's Worlds Fair.   13 Of 45 Photos. | by Dan Around Town
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The Hall Of Science, Sky Ride & Soldier Field At The 1933/34 Chicago's Worlds Fair. 13 Of 45 Photos.

A set of black & white photos from the 1933/1934 Worlds Fair in Chicago, Illinois. A Century Of Progress International Exposition. These photos consist of shots of the buildings & places around Worlds Fair and some of downtown Chicago too. There are also some aerial photographs that were taken from fair rides and others that are too far up in the air, that they could only be taken from a airplane or the Goodyear blimp.


If you can ID or add any information to the photos please feel free to do so. If I missed identified something please tell me so I can correct it.


A Century of Progress International Exposition was the name of a World's Fair held in Chicago from 1933 to 1934 to celebrate the city's centennial. The theme of the fair was technological innovation. The fair's motto was "Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Adapts"; its architectural symbol was the Sky Ride, a transporter bridge perpendicular to the shore on which one could ride from one side of the fair to the other.


A Century of Progress was organized as an Illinois nonprofit corporation in January 1928 for the purpose of planning and hosting a World's Fair in Chicago in 1934. The site selected was new parkland being created along the Lake Michigan shoreline between 12th and 39th streets in Near South Side, Chicago. Held on a 427 acres (1.73 km2) portion of Burnham Park the Century of Progress opened on May 27, 1933.[1] The fair was opened when the lights were automatically activated when light from the rays of the star Arcturus was detected. The star was chosen as its light had started its journey at about the time of the previous Chicago world's fair—the World's Columbian Exposition—in 1893.[2] The rays were focused on photoelectric cells in a series of astronomical observatories and then transformed into electrical energy which was transmitted to Chicago


Here is a site with some great info about the Chicago World's Fair.


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Taken on July 10, 2012