Century of Progress International Exposition was the name of a World's Fair held in Chicago from 1933 to 1934 to celebrate the city's centennial. The theme of the fair was technological innovation. The fair's motto was "Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Conforms".
This fabulous souvenir album from the 1933 Century of Progress Exhibition was made to hold your treasured postcards, photos and other paper memorabilia from the event. The front and back covers are composed of black leatherette over a solid-core center. The interior contains seventeen, unused, heavy black paper sheets and the album is bound together with a black, shoestring-like cord which is tied in the front. The amazing feature of the album is the beautiful embossed cover which portrays an iconic deco image of a nude Native American Warrior in bronze-tone color with dark gray head-dress. He sits astride a high-stepping light gray stallion with dark gray mane and tail. In the background are two columns and entabulature in a medium gray shade. The 'Hall of Science Building' is featured in shades of gray in the lower right-hand corner and the exhibition logo '1933 A Century of Progress - Chicago' in antique yellow and black shading in the upper right-hand corner of the cover.
The album measures 11 1/2" in length and 8 1/4" in width. It is in excellent vintage condition with only several very minor scuffs and a slight edge tear on the back cover. I can not find the history behind this iconic image and have only found a picture of a pamphlet which has the Native American Warrior on the cover. A rare and very important souvenir item from the 1933 Exhibition in Chicago.
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