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The Century of Progress opened on May 27, 1933 on the shores of Lake Michigan on a 427 acre plot of land, much of which was landfill. Originally, the fair was scheduled only to run until November 12, but it was so successful that it was opened again to run from May 26 to October 31 the following year.

  • It was so successful that instead of running from May 27 to November 12, it ran from May 26 to October 31? this makes no sense. Kingturtle 04:01 26 May 2003 (UTC)
It seems to me to say the Fair opened originally from May 27, 1933 to November 12, 1933, and was so successful, it was reopened the following year, from May 26, 1934 to October 31, 1934. -- Someone else 04:17 26 May 2003 (UTC)

Free images[edit]

According to U.S. copyright law, any work first published in the United States without an explicit copyright notice before 1978 was never copyrighted and is in the public domain. Posters, local maps, etc., rarely were issued with a copyright notice back in the 1930s. Therefore almost all of the images here are public domain: http://www.cityclicker.net/chicfair/ Lots of images, maps, official papers, etc. – Quadell (talk) (random) 16:52, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

Advertisment/graphic art[edit]

Although illustrative images of advertisements, brochures, etc. and other graphic art do enhance the quality of this article, I would construe photographs as more "encyclopedic." In due course, I would like to see graphic art relegated to a gallery at the bottom of the page because a superior array of photographs has been uploaded. Until then, the artwork remains a good step in a constructive direction.

I wonder if other editors share this view? --Tenmei (talk) 14:27, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

No.
Firstly, I don't share the view that photographs are more "encyclopedic", and secondly, the 1930's were an important period for graphic art, as showcased at the Chicago Worlds Fair. This would be different if we were talking about the American Civil War: the photographs would still not be "encyclopedic", but they would be appropriate for the content, because the American Civil War was primarily recorded and expressed in literature and photographs, not using "graphic art".218.214.18.240 (talk) 01:04, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

Official history of the fair[edit]

Note that the book by Lenox Lohr, Fair management : the story of a century of progress exposition, is available on archive.org. - ¢Spender1983 (talk) 06:05, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

File:Chicago world's fair, a century of progress, expo poster, 1933, 2.jpg to appear as POTD soon[edit]

Hello! This is a note to let the editors of this article know that File:Chicago world's fair, a century of progress, expo poster, 1933, 2.jpg will be appearing as picture of the day on May 27, 2012. You can view and edit the POTD blurb at Template:POTD/2012-05-27. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page so Wikipedia doesn't look bad. :) Thanks! howcheng {chat} 23:05, 25 May 2012 (UTC)

Picture of the day
Century of Progress

A Century of Progress International Exposition was 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. Its motto was "Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Adapts" and 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. Originally, the fair was scheduled only to run until November 12, 1933, but it was so successful that it was opened again to run from May 26 to October 31, 1934. Much of the fair site is now home to Northerly Island park and McCormick Place.

Artist: Weimer Pursell; Restoration: Jujutacular
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