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Aerial views of the Century of Progress World’s Fair at Northerly Island, 1933, Chicago

Construction of exhibits for the Century of Progress World’s Fair on Northerly Island, 1932, Chicago.

UIC Library Archives

Construction of exhibits for the Century of Progress World’s Fair on Northerly Island, 1932, Chicago.

UIC Library Archives

The Lagoon Patrol at the Century of Progress World’s Fair, Northely Island, 1933, Chicago.

Coming to the Fair? A chart shows you the distance and what it would cost, 1933, Chicago.

An actual “dog and pony” show at the Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.

An actual “dog and pony” show at the Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.

Fireworks at Northerly Island, Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.

Fireworks at Northerly Island, Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.

List of costs for various things to do while you’re in Chicago for the Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago. 

These rates, even though low, are most likely inflated due to the fact that so many people were drawn to the city for the fair.

List of costs for various things to do while you’re in Chicago for the Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.

These rates, even though low, are most likely inflated due to the fact that so many people were drawn to the city for the fair.

A couple, visiting Northerly Island for the Century of Progress World’s Fair, takes a break with a view of the skyline (with a glowing Wrigley Building!), 1933, Chicago.

A couple, visiting Northerly Island for the Century of Progress World’s Fair, takes a break with a view of the skyline (with a glowing Wrigley Building!), 1933, Chicago.

The Midway, Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.

The Midway, Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.

Looking north on Northerly Island from the Enchanted Island, Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.

Looking north on Northerly Island from the Enchanted Island, Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.

A gondola in the lagoon at the Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.

A gondola in the lagoon at the Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.

The North Lagoon at sunset, facing Soldier Field, Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.

The North Lagoon at sunset, facing Soldier Field, Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.

Looking west across the lagoon from the Electrical Group Buildings, Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.

Looking west across the lagoon from the Electrical Group Buildings, Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.

The Hayes Hotel, corner of 64th and University Ave, 1930, Chicago.

Built for the Columbian Exposition of 1893, an annex would be built soon after this photo was taken to house visitors to the Century of Progress World’s Fair of 1933. The site is now an empty lot.

The Hayes Hotel, corner of 64th and University Ave, 1930, Chicago.

Built for the Columbian Exposition of 1893, an annex would be built soon after this photo was taken to house visitors to the Century of Progress World’s Fair of 1933. The site is now an empty lot.

Century of Progress World’s Fair, Northerly Island, 1933, Chicago.

Century of Progress World’s Fair, Northerly Island, 1933, Chicago.