Chicago: Published by A Century of Progress, 1933. 1st Edition. 226 pp. Firestone color brochure inserted at rear. Fold-out color map. Volume filled with photographic images, some color. Imperial 8vo. 11-1/4" x 7-5/8". Original publisher's red buckram cloth binding with elaborate gilt stamping. Gilt bright. Slight lean. Modest extremity wear. A pleasing VG+ copy. Item #48418
"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, registered under the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), 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." [Wiki].