Ced’s Coming of Age Adventure – The 1934 Chicago World’s Fair (5-b)

CDG - 1934 Chicago Fair -aerial overview and note about trip

“Hitch Hike trip from Trumbull to New York City – Ossining — Cleveland — Chicago — west to St. Paul

Left Sunday July 15th – returned Thursday Sept. 6 arrived back at Trumbull

This is the next section of postcards from the Chicago World’s Fair along with comments made by Ced on some of them.

CDG - 1934 Chicago Fair Postcard - Avenue of Flags

“Walked along this aisle”

CDG - 1934 Chicago Fair Postcard - The Lincoln Group

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CDG - 1934 Chicago Fair Postcard - General Motors Building

“Saw Chev. assembly line”

CDG - 1934 Chicago Fair Postcard - The Sky Ride

“I rode on this anbd also went up on the tower on the island

saw elevators work

65 cents and worth it

CDG - 1934 Chicago Fair Postcard - The Dairy Building

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CDG - 1934 Chicago Fair Postcard - Federal and State Building at Night

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CDG - 1934 Chicago Fair Postcard - Fort Dearborn - The Parade Ground

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Next Sunday I’ll post the rest of these postcard souvenir booklet. The following Sunday, I’ll start posting “What I saw at the Chicago World’s Fair – 1934, filled with Ced’s notes and impressions on the exhibits.

Tomorrow I’ll start a week of letters written in February of 1941, when Lad is getting ready to come home after working in Venezuela for two and a half years and his younger brother is getting ready to drive a car across the country and deliver it to his older brothers in Alaska. Dan and Ced have been living and working there for almost a year.

If you know of anyone who might have been living in the 1940’s or is interested in American family life during an earlier time, pass along this blog site. They would be amazed at the memories these stories will bring back.

Judy Guion

8 thoughts on “Ced’s Coming of Age Adventure – The 1934 Chicago World’s Fair (5-b)

  1. hilarycustancegreen says:

    Love these cards.

    • jaggh53163 says:

      Hilary – I’ll be posting the last batch next Sunday. They are quite fantastic, aren’t they? And to think, none of the buildings are left standing. They were constructed cheaply and not meant to last. Such a shame.

  2. Ced’s adventure stirs my curiosity about the ’34 World’s Fair. There are a few buildings in St. Louis left from the 1904 World’s Fair. I wonder what, if any, buildings still stand, and are in use from the ’34 Chicago fair?

  3. gpcox says:

    Wiki has a very historical article about Fort Dearborn. Great photos.

  4. Gallivanta says:

    Good to remember how important postcards were before we all had ready access to cameras.

    • jaggh53163 says:

      Gallivanta – Ced sent or came home with quite a few. The ones I’ve been posting are in a Souvenir packet sent to the Guion Family on July 30, 1934. The cover is at the beginning of Ced’s Coming of Age Adventure – The 1934 Chicago World’s Fair (5-a)

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