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

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

A chandelier made up of 3 V-8s suspended from one wheel at the Ford exhibit of the Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.

A chandelier made up of 3 V-8s suspended from one wheel at the Ford exhibit of the Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.

Chicago Police Officers model their new uniforms, designed to be worn during the Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.

Ornamentation found on the north end of the Electrical Building, Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.

Ornamentation found on the north end of the Electrical Building, Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.

The Carillon Tower, illuminated, Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.

The Carillon Tower, illuminated, Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.

Ruins on Northerly Island from the Century of Progress World’s Fair of 1933, photo from 1947, Chicago. Walker Evans

Ruins on Northerly Island from the Century of Progress World’s Fair of 1933, photo from 1947, Chicago. Walker Evans

Looking north from south of Northerly Island, 1932, Chicago.
Thanks to Erik and Dennis for sharing info regarding the Transportation Building in the foreground. The Century of Progress World’s Fair extended south from Northerly Island to 39th Street. The Transportation Building was one of the first structures built.

Looking north from south of Northerly Island, 1932, Chicago.

Thanks to Erik and Dennis for sharing info regarding the Transportation Building in the foreground. The Century of Progress World’s Fair extended south from Northerly Island to 39th Street. The Transportation Building was one of the first structures built.

Crooner at the Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago

Crooner at the Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago

Visit the Streets of Paris exhibit at the Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.

See Apache dancers, street artists and be sure to stay until the end for the scandalous Sally Rand!

Only two days left!

The Conquest of Time and Space bas relief on the Electrical Building at the Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.

The Conquest of Time and Space bas relief on the Electrical Building at the Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.

The “Flying Turns”, the “World’s Newest Thrillride”, Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago

Looking east from the Sky Ride Tower, Century of Progress, 1933, Chicago.

Looking east from the Sky Ride Tower, Century of Progress, 1933, Chicago.

Looking west to the 23rd Street entrance at the Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago

Looking west to the 23rd Street entrance at the Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago

Northerly Island, 3 years after dismantling of the Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1937, Chicago.

Northerly Island, 3 years after dismantling of the Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1937, Chicago.