International Exposition in Chicago, "Century of Progress" 1933 Combination Book of Souvenir Tickets

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International Exposition in Chicago,  Century of Progress  1933 Combination Book of Souvenir Tickets

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Chicago, Illinois, 1933. Rainbow Combination Book of Souvenir Tickets for the 1933 International Exposition of Chicago "A Century of Progress" with 8 special tickets: A Century of Progress; Battle of Gettysburg; Days of '49; The Great Beyond; Monster Snake Show; Domestic Animal Show; Africans; Pair of Maynes -Ilion's Novelty Rides. All 8 are souvenir tickets for a special World's Fair value, good for admission to the exposition grounds. A Century of Progress International Exposition, also known as the Chicago World's Fair, was a World's Fair held in the city of Chicago, Illinois, United States from 1933 to 1934. The fair, celebrated the city's centennial. The theme of the fair was technological innovation, and its motto was "Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Adapts", giving out a message that science and American life were wedded. 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. One description of the fair noted that the world, "then still mired in the malaise of the Great Depression, could glimpse a happier not-too-distant future, all driven by innovation in science and technology." Fair visitors saw the latest wonders in rail travel, automobiles, architecture and cigarette-smoking robots. The exposition "emphasized technology and progress, a utopia, or perfect world, founded on democracy and manufacturing."