SAVING A CENTURY OF PROGRESS: This bird’s-eye view painting from the George Glazer Gallery is pictured in a double-page spread in “Saving a Century of Progress,” a new book about five homes in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore that were originally built for the Chicago Century of Progress World’s Fair in 1933. It appears in the book with this caption:
“This stunning aerial view looking south over the exposition was created by H.M. Pettit at the behest of the World’s Fair board in 1932 and revised for the fair in 1934. The image was reproduced in fair guides, postcards, even on jigsaw puzzles.” http://www.georgeglazer.com/newyork/books/savingcentury.html
Tut tut it looks like rain in Chicago! This pamphlet from the 1933 Century of Progress World’s Fair offers 100 ways to predict April showers in your area (and promotes Chicago-based Morton Salt). Is your cat sneezing or your parrot whistling? Get out the umbrella!
See the entire digitized collection here and here.