• Collection ID 1979.0042
  • Creator Names Bagel, John Collector.
  • Title Century of Progress and Chicago Railroad Fair scrapbook [graphic].
  • Dates 1933-1934, 1948-1949, 1979.
  • Physical description 1 linear foot, including ca. 500 images (1 box)
  • Collection summary Leather-bound scrapbook containing postcards, black-and-white photographs, and clippings primarily documenting the 1933-1934 Century of Progress World<U+2019>s Fair but also the 1948-1949 Chicago Railroad Fair. Included are railroad stamps depicting individual railroad lines like the Rock Island, the Santa Fe, the Great Northern, the Baltimore and Ohio, the Wabash, the Union Pacific, the Milwaukee Road, the Chicago Great Western, the New York Central, and the Burlington Lines.
  • Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Some restrictions may apply. Some material copyrighted.
  • Location of Other Archival Materials Note Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the Byron S. Benton Century of Progress scrapbook [graphic] (acc# 1994.0314) and the Postcards collection (acc# 1979.0042).
  • Names
    • Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.) Pictorial works.
    • Chicago Railroad Fair (1948-1949) Pictorial works.
    • Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.)
  • Subjects
    • Exhibitions Illinois Chicago 20th century Pictorial works.
    • Railroad companies United States.
  • Geographic coverage Chicago (Ill.) Description and travel 20th century.
  • Genre
    • Scrapbooks. aat
    • Newspaper clippings. aat
    • Photographic prints. gmgpc