A Century of Progress International Exposition – Chicago 1933 – 1934

Century of Progress international exhibition
Century of Progress international exhibition

A Century of Progress International Exposition, also known as the World’s Fair in Chicago, was a World’s Fair held from 1933 to 1934 in Chicago, Illinois, the United States. Registered under the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), the fair celebrated the centennial anniversary of the city. Technological progress was the theme of the fair, and its slogan was “Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Adapts”, sending a message that science and American life were married. The Sky Trip, a carrier bridge perpendicular to the shore on which one could ride from one side of the fair to the other, was its architectural emblem.

An exhibition summary noted that the nation, “then still mired in the malaise of the Great Depression, could glimpse a happier not-too-distant future, all driven by innovation in science and technology.” Fair visitors saw the new wonders in rail travel, cars, architecture, and robots that smoke cigarettes. The Fair “emphasised technology and progress, a utopia, or perfect world, founded on democracy and manufacturing.”


Wikipedia contributors. (2021, March 20). Century of Progress. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 03:47, April 2, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Century_of_Progress&oldid=1013291013

You may also be interested in

Gothenburg, Sweden Exhibition (1923) – Encyclopedia of Design

The Gothenburg Tercentennial Jubilee Exhibition (Swedish Jubileumsutställningen I Göteborg) was a world fair held in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1923, marking the 300th anniversary of the city’s establishment. The fair, which opened on 8 May, lasted until 30 September. Albert Einstein giving his official Nobel Lecture in the congress hall during the exhibition, after being awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Salon d’Automne exhibitions Paris, France – Encyclopedia of Design

As an alternative to a conservative official salon, the Salon d’Automne was founded. It was also an alternative to the Salon des IndĂ©pendants, which was liberal but had a non-jury policy that sometimes contributed to mediocrity.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.