Tag Archives: Century of Progress

World’s Fair Exhibit: Studebaker Land Cruiser

Studebaker was founded in 1852, and in addition to producing cars throughout the 1900s, they were at one point the largest wagon producer in America. They were headquartered in South Bend, Indiana. Studebaker was an exhibitor at the Chicago World’s … Continue reading

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Sky Ride Article

Back in February of 2011 I did a post on a message about seeing Amos and Andy at the Chicago World’s Fair. But here is the most recent article I did for my postcard club’s newsletter (sorry if you have … Continue reading

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Postcard Stand at the Chicago World’s Fair

Today’s post doesn’t revolve around an actual postcard in my collection, but instead one of my photos. As we all know, postcards could be purchased at the Chicago World’s Fair and were sent from visitors to loved ones. In this … Continue reading

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World’s Fair Exhibit: Hall of Science

The Hall of Science at the 1933/34 Chicago World’s Fair is a very recognizable exhibit when looking through photos or postcards. “The Hall of Science, 700 by 400 ¬†feet, two stories and a mezzanine in height, rising from colored, concrete … Continue reading

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World’s Fair Message- Sally Rand

“Dear Jennie and Walter- I sure will have a lot to tell you yesterday I was in the largest theatre called the Chicago. I seen Sally Rand the fan dancer it sure was swell. Intend to go to the fair … Continue reading

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World’s Fair Exhibit: Belgian Village

The Belgian Village at the Chicago World’s Fair consisted of 30 buildings that were exact reproductions of buildings found in Brussels or Antwerp, and even the same stone and brick pavements. The exhibit was also known as Picturesque Belgium. This … Continue reading

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Cool Stamp and Postmark Combination- Century of Progress

This is the back of a Chicago World’s Fair postcard, and it has a Century of Progress postmark and stamp. The 1 cent stamp shows Fort Dearborn, has 1833 in the upper left and 1933 in the upper right. There … Continue reading

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Curt Teich Postcard Archives

The Curt Teich Postcard Archives¬†are a valuable resource if you collect any Curt Teich series, V.O. Hammon cards, or even Century of Progress postcards. They have over 5,000 V.O. Hammon postcards, 3,000 Century of Progress postcards, over 100,000 Curt Teich … Continue reading

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At the Fair Postcard Message- Admiral Byrd’s Ship

One of the exhibits at the 1933 World’s Fair was Admiral Byrd’s Polar Ship, called “The City of New York.” It was used to go to the South Pole from 1928-1930. The ship had actual crew members from the expedition … Continue reading

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World’s Fair Exhibit: Sinclair’s Dinosaurs

“The Dinosaur Exhibit built by the Sinclair Refining Company at the 1933-34 World’s Fair in Chicago is the first attempt to recreate out-of-doors a portion of the earth’s surface and animal life as they existed 100 million years ago. Brontosaurus … Continue reading

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