1933 Chicago World’s Fair

Scenes from the 1933 Chicago’s World Fair: Century of Progress International Exposition. This home movie begins with shots of the amusement rides and panoramic scenes of the fair and the city backdrop as well as an aerial shot of the site. Highlights include animatronic dinosaurs, dance performances, belly dancing, amusements, Streets of Paris, and a […]

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1933 Chicago World’s Fair

1933 Chicago’s World Fair: Century of Progress International Exposition. Opening scenes include 18th Century dancing, Wakefield (Washington’s birthplace), Morris dancing and shots around the various fair villages. Highlights include a man dressed in a Christmas tree costume, a bulldog meeting garden gnome, and beach antics.

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1933 Chicago World’s Fair

Scenes from the 1933 Chicago’s World Fair: Century of Progress International Exposition. This home movie begins with shots of pagodas and Frank Buck’s Jungle Camp where monkeys play on giant rock formations in front of the spectators. The film then quickly transitions to a group of elderly people roughhousing with a dog in a backyard […]

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1933 Chicago World’s Fair pt. 2

Scenes from the 1933 Chicago’s World Fair: Century of Progress International Exposition. Opening with shot of Freak Animal Exhibition building, Union Pacific-Pullman Streamline Train, Ford building, and other sites around the fair. Highlights include synchronized swimming, iceskating, a Scottish parade complete with swarms of kilts and bagpipes, car show, and a circus show with acrobatics […]

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1933-1934: Chicago World’s Fair – Danley on Hermitage Ave.

Home movie of the 1933-1934 Century of Progress World’s Fair in Chicago. It begins with a shot of a man posing near a bustling Michigan Avenue and entering the fair. The home movie then appears to be spliced together with a silent, commercially produced film about the fair but this has yet to be verified. […]

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