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Chicago World’s Fair, 1933

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The 1933 World’s Fair in Chicago, A Century of Progress, put the city in the spotlight for its centennial, while displaying the best of scientific progress as well as bringing the cultures of the world to Chicago.

Click on any of the images below to get a closer look.

Navy Pier, Chicago

Art Institute, Chicago
(Built for the previous World’s Fair in 1893, this museum is still going strong)

Adler Planetarium, Chicago
(Also still in use, this is the country’s oldest planetarium)

The Hall of Science, Chicago World's Fair 1933

Travel and Transport Building, Chicago World's Fair 1933

Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago World's Fair 1933
(Still in business, too!)

Admiral Byrd's South Pole Ship, Chicago World's Fair 1933

The Belgian Village, Chicago World's Fair 1933

The Wigwam, Chicago World's Fair 1933

The Gold Pavilion of Jehol, Chicago World's Fair 1933

Chicago Skyline at Night

These images (and others!) are from Wade Hall Photograph Collection 29, images 41-66.

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