"You will enter a Century of Progress, perhaps like an explorer, curious and eager, penetrating an amazingly rumored domain in search of treasure." So promised the Official Guide Book. A century after the city's incorporation, Chicago hosted the 1933 World's Fair, which was so successful that it was held over into 1934. Aptly named "A Century of Progress," the Fair confirmed Chicago's place as a major American city. Like the phoenix from the ashes, Chicago emerged from its devastating 1871 fire as one of the most architectually significant and aesthetically inviting cities in the world. On 424 lakeside acres, the Fair brought together innovators and inventors from around the world. Despite the Great Depression that engulfed the nation's economy, Chicago hosted visitors from around the world at a fair commemorating human progress.
Softcover, 6 x 9, 128 pgs.