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Historical Source: Video
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Celebrity of Technology
State and Madison
Stock Yards, Cattle
Stock Yards, Sheep
Behind the Bright Lights
Century of Progress
Celebrity of Politics
Teddy Roosevelt in Car
Daley Sworn in as Mayor
Daley at Robert Taylor Homes
Florence Scala
MLK Jr. at Soldier Field
Celebrity of Entertainment
Human Fly
Kukla Fran and Ollie
Studs' Place

Century of Progress Exposition
The theme of technology as hero appeared in this promotional film highlighting some of the modernized developments displayed at the Century of Progress Exposition, 1933-1934. Like the Fair itself, the film sought to offer an antidote to the financial and social disruptions of the Great Depression by presenting a vision of technological change as an indicator of progress and a symbol of hope. The clip ends with the arrival at the fairgrounds of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt.