Century of Progress International Exposition - Chicago 1933

A century of progress

May 27 - November 12, 1933 and June 1 - October 31, 1934


* Official name: A Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-34
* Category: World's Fair
* Circumstance: Centenary of the founding of the city of Chicago and celebration of a century of scientific development
* Theme: A Century of Progress
* Duration: 27 May - 12 November 1933 and 1 June - 31 October 1934 (323 days in total)
* Location: Park on Lake Michigan, connected by three bridges to an artificial island
* Area: 170 hectares
* Emblem: The Science Hall and Sky Ride
* President: Rufus C. Dawes
* General Commissioner: Lenox R. Lohr
* Chairman of the Architecture Commission: Harvey Wiley Corbett
* Participants:
* Foreign states: 21
* Pavilions: seven national pavilions, three state and regional pavilions, eight thematic pavilions, eleven company pavilions
* Visitors: 38,872,000, of which 22,317,221 in the first season and 16,554,779 in the second season
* Costs: 42,900,989 dollars
* Revenue: $43,589,154
* Profits: $160,000
* No ratings, no jury and no prizes