We see all the splendor of the 1933 Chicago World's Fair in this poster by Charles Turzak & Henry Chapman. An elaborate air show is happening in the sky above, with biplanes weaving across the cityscape. Further down, the city of Chicago is illustrated in charming detail. Funny anecdotes point out the various exciting sites, and the harbor of Lake Michigan is filled with boats criss-crossing their routes. A detailed guide is posted below, and the border is framed with, "An Illustrated Map of Chicago: Youthful City of the Big Shoulders - Restless - Ingenious - Willful - Violent - Proud to be Alive!". Can you spot the whale?
The 1933 Chicago World's Fair is also known as A Century of Progress International Exposition, and was held to celebrate the centennial of the settling of Chicago. Easing out of the Great Depression, the Fair highlighted the role technology would play in the coming decades. Many exciting things happened at the Chicago World's Fair, but a favorite is the first Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
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