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Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934

World's Fairs have captured the imagination of people from Seattle to Sydney for well over 150 years, and they continue to fascinate historians, architects, designers, and others. Chicago has hosted two World's fairs, and this digital collection from the University of Illinois-Chicago highlights publicity and other documentary photographs from the Century of Progress International Exposition. The...
Illinois Wesleyan University: Historic Images

Located in Bloomington, Illinois Wesleyan University is one of the many colleges and universities that dot the landscape of central Illinois. The school was founded in 1850, and its notable alumni include Governor Lester Hunt of Wyoming and the celebrated soprano Dawn Upshaw. Created with materials from the University Archives, this digital collection provides photographs, maps, and plans that...