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Chicago World's Fair 1933

Chicago World's Fair 1933 Chicago Button Museum
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CHICAGO 1933 WORLD'S FAIR CENTURY OF PROGRESS -ask Santa Fe agent SantaFe
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An illustration of a  shirtless man holding a plate above his head that supports several buildings. Behind the man is an illustration of the earth on a blue rectangle. Both illustrations are on a white background and are surrounded by red and black curved text. 

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Made in the U.S.A. Blue Point Graphics 2009

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Held from 1933 to 1934, Chicago hosted the World’s Fair named “A Century of Progress International Exposition.”  The major theme was technological innovation.  Located over three and a half miles along Lake Michigan, the fairs buildings were a multitude of colors to create a “Rainbow City” contrasted with the “White City” of the World’s Columbian Exposition.  As the second World’s Fair hosted by Chicago, it was so successful it reopened for an extended period of time after its initial closing date in November of 1933.  Even despite the Great Depression almost 40 million people flocked to the exhibition.  

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CH0068
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