Photographs of the Century of Progress

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This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

4 albums of snapshot photographs of the Century of Progress International Exposition (1933–1934, Chicago) taken by Earl W. Albright. Most photographs are identified.

Biographical Historical Note

A Century of Progress International Exposition was held in Chicago during the summers of 1933 and 1934 to commemorate the 100th year anniversary of the incorporation of the city of Chicago in 1833. The fair’s theme was the spectacular advances of science and technology during the period 1833-1933 and it showcased modern architecture and design.

Additional Notes

Related collections: Century of Progress : Chicago world's fair centennial celebration, Official Kaufmann & Fabry photographs of the Century of Progress and Photographs of the Century of Progress, Chicago History Museum; Century of Progress Collection, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries, Art Institute of Chicago; A Century of Progress memorabilia collection and A Century of Progress Records, University of Illinois at Chicago.