This is a fabulous collection of 163 hand colored magic lantern colored glass slides from the Century of Progress Chicago Worlds Fair.
FAIRFAX, Va. (PRWEB) December 11, 2017
Scripophily.com®, the Internet’s largest buyer and seller of collectible stock and bond certificates, is offering a rare collection of 163 hand colored magic lantern colored glass slides from the Century of Progress Chicago World's Fair in 1933.
The majority of these slides have the Keystone company "hand typed" matt inside, Some of these are one of a kind or a short issued item. They all have the Keystone factory red edge tape even though some don't have a Keystone matt inside.
"A Century of Progress International Exposition" was the name of the World's Fair held in Chicago from 1933 to 1934 to celebrate the city's centennial. The theme of the fair was technological innovation. The fair's motto was "Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Adapts"; 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.
"A Century of Progress" was organized as an Illinois nonprofit corporation in January 1928 for the purpose of planning and hosting a World's Fair in Chicago in 1934. The site selected was new parkland being created along the Lake Michigan shoreline between 12th and 39th streets in Near South Side, Chicago. Held on 427 acres (1.73 km2) portion of Burnham Park, the "Century of Progress" opened on May 27, 1933. The fair opened when the lights were automatically activated when light from the rays of the star Arcturus was detected. The star was chosen as its light had started its journey at about the time of the previous Chicago world's fair—the "World's Columbian Exposition"—in 1893. The rays were focused on photoelectric cells in a series of astronomical observatories and then transformed into electrical energy which was transmitted to Chicago.
The fair buildings were multi-colored, to create a "Rainbow City" as opposed to the "White City" of the World's Columbian Exposition. The buildings generally followed Moderne architecture in contrast to the neoclassical themes used at the 1893 fair. One famous feature of the fair were the performances of fan dancer Sally Rand. Other popular exhibits were the various auto manufacturers, the Midway (filled with nightclubs such as the Old Morocco, where future stars Judy Garland, The Cook Family Singers, and The Andrews Sisters performed), and a recreation of important scenes from Chicago's history.
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