General View Across Lagoon


Stock #: 314936
Type: Postcard
Era: White Border
City: Chicago
State: Illinois (IL)
County: Cook
Publisher: Gerson Bros
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Electricity's wizardry will be unfolded in this sickle-shaped group of buildings at A Century of Progress, Chicago's International Exposition in 1933. Embellished with hanging gardens, steel cypress trees, electric cascades and fountains, gilded pylons and paved terraces, this structure, 1,200 feet long by 300 feet wide, presents the last word in modern architectural phantasy. A semi-circular unit, shown on the right, will house exhibits portraying the generation, distribution and utilization of electricity. In the center will be shown exhibits of telephone and telegraph communication. On the extreme left is the unit devoted to the wonders of radio and television. White, red, yellow, gold, blue and silver will be the colors used to decorate this extremely striking group

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