SIZE: 5 by 7 inches
COLOR: Gold frame colorful postcard insert
ORIGIN: World's fair, 1934, Chicago
AGE: 86 years
CONDITION: Really great except the thermometer doesn't work.
The Century of Progress International Exposition, also known as The Chicago World's Fair, was held in Chicago, Illinois, from 1933 to 1934. The fair celebrated the city's centennial. The theme of the fair was technological innovation, and the motto was "Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Adapts". The architectural symbol was the Sky Ride which visitors could ride. Fair visitors saw the latest wonders in rail travel, automobiles, and art deco architecture. The exposition "emphasized technology and progress, a utopia, or perfect world, founded on democracy and manufacturing".
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."