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

A dear friend,  I met through this blog, known to bloggers as “Mrs. P.”, found a fantastic clip of The Chicago World’s Fair. My original intent was to include Ced’s comments on things that are mentioned in the video but I have found so much information and memorabilia regarding these locations that I’m going to present them in chunks. I have no idea what he saw on what day but I think he was there for three days and probably saw them in random order, depending on what caught his eye.It will take a few weeks to get through the material but I think it might be an interesting contrast to more recent World Fairs. I went to the World’s Fair in New York when I was a teenager and the architecture alone is unique, Enjoy.

Here is the World’s Fair clip:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xY8rZN3tyVA

This is the cover of a packet of 20 postcards Ced mailed to the family. The introduction states that it is the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair but the Fair actually ran for two years, 1933-34. Changes were made but I have no idea what they were.

CDG - 1934 Chicago Fair Postcard booklet Cover

CDG - 1934 Chicago Fair Postcard - The 1933 World's Fair

CDG - 1934 Chicago Fair Postcard - The Federal Building and Hall of States

“Saw this – no Conn.”

CDG - 1934 Chicago Fair Postcard - The Hall of Religion

“Went in here but did not stay long.”

CDG - 1934 Chicago Fair Postcard - The Chrysler Motors Building“I saw this and rode aroun track in a Chrysler air-flow 8 – also in a Dodge 6 – saw them use death pit and 45 degree ramp. ________ car turned over on purpose here going 50, driver unhurt.”

CDG - 1934 Chicago Fair Postcard - The Great Court of the Hall of Science

“Saw this.”

CDG - 1934 Chicago Fair Postcard - The Ukrainian Pavillion

no comment

Tomorrow I’ll continue with more of the 1934 Chicago World’s Fair.

Judy Guion

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

  1. I remember my mother talking about going to the 1934 World’s Fair in Chicago. She would have been 10 years old at that time. I have some things that she got at the World’s Fair. They lived in Chicago and it sounded like they went often.

    • jaggh53163 says:

      It was probably the same for my Dad and his siblings and the 1939 New York World’s Fair. They were older and probably went quite often because it was only about 1 1/2 – 2 hours on the train or they could drive a car full of friends.
      My Mom traveled from California to go to the 1939 New York World’s Fair.
      I went to the 1964 New York World’s Fair for the same reason. I went a couple of times.
      The 1934 Chicago World’s Fair was a different story. It was a major undertaking and Ced probably planned his trip so that he could go to the Fair.

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