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Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair Collection

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the grandeur of Chicago's 1934 World's Fair

Background imageChicagos 1934 Worlds Fair Collection: Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Fountain (colour litho)

Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Fountain (colour litho)
6015954 Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Fountain (colour litho) by Lyford, Philip (1887-1950); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Fountain)

Background imageChicagos 1934 Worlds Fair Collection: Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: Western Union Hall (photo)

Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: Western Union Hall (photo)
6015986 Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: Western Union Hall (photo) by American Photographer (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Western Union Hall)

Background imageChicagos 1934 Worlds Fair Collection: Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Ford Motor Companys Building (photo)

Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Ford Motor Companys Building (photo)
6015981 Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Ford Motor Companys Building (photo) by American Photographer (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Ford Motor Companys Building)

Background imageChicagos 1934 Worlds Fair Collection: Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The General Motors Building (photo)

Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The General Motors Building (photo)
6015978 Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The General Motors Building (photo) by American Photographer (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The General Motors Building)

Background imageChicagos 1934 Worlds Fair Collection: Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Home Planning Hall (photo)

Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Home Planning Hall (photo)
6015976 Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Home Planning Hall (photo) by American Photographer (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Home Planning Hall)

Background imageChicagos 1934 Worlds Fair Collection: Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Sears Roebuck Building (photo)

Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Sears Roebuck Building (photo)
6015964 Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Sears Roebuck Building (photo) by American Photographer (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Sears Roebuck Building)

Background imageChicagos 1934 Worlds Fair Collection: Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Hall of Social Science (photo)

Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Hall of Social Science (photo)
6015991 Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Hall of Social Science (photo) by American Photographer (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Hall of Social Science)

Background imageChicagos 1934 Worlds Fair Collection: Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Swift Bridge and Open Air Theatre (photo)

Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Swift Bridge and Open Air Theatre (photo)
6015990 Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Swift Bridge and Open Air Theatre (photo) by American Photographer (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageChicagos 1934 Worlds Fair Collection: Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Horticultural Gardens (photo)

Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Horticultural Gardens (photo)
6015988 Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Horticultural Gardens (photo) by American Photographer (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Horticultural Gardens)

Background imageChicagos 1934 Worlds Fair Collection: Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Adler Planetarium (photo)

Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Adler Planetarium (photo)
6015983 Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Adler Planetarium (photo) by American Photographer (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Adler Planetarium)

Background imageChicagos 1934 Worlds Fair Collection: Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: Panorama, North Section of the Fair (photo)

Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: Panorama, North Section of the Fair (photo)
6015973 Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: Panorama, North Section of the Fair (photo) by American Photographer (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Panorama, North Section of the Fair)

Background imageChicagos 1934 Worlds Fair Collection: Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Hall of Science (photo)

Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Hall of Science (photo)
6015972 Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Hall of Science (photo) by American Photographer (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Hall of Science)

Background imageChicagos 1934 Worlds Fair Collection: Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Italian Pavilion (photo)

Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Italian Pavilion (photo)
6015966 Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Italian Pavilion (photo) by American Photographer (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Italian Pavilion)

Background imageChicagos 1934 Worlds Fair Collection: Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: Scene on the Enchanted Island (photo)

Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: Scene on the Enchanted Island (photo)
6015989 Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: Scene on the Enchanted Island (photo) by American Photographer (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Scene on the Enchanted Island)

Background imageChicagos 1934 Worlds Fair Collection: Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Electrical Building (photo)

Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Electrical Building (photo)
6015987 Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Electrical Building (photo) by American Photographer (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Electrical Building)

Background imageChicagos 1934 Worlds Fair Collection: Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Foods and Agriculture Building (photo)

Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Foods and Agriculture Building (photo)
6015984 Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Foods and Agriculture Building (photo) by American Photographer (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Foods and Agriculture Building)

Background imageChicagos 1934 Worlds Fair Collection: Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Travel and Transport Building (photo)

Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Travel and Transport Building (photo)
6015980 Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Travel and Transport Building (photo) by American Photographer (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Travel and Transport Building)

Background imageChicagos 1934 Worlds Fair Collection: Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Maya Temple (photo)

Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Maya Temple (photo)
6015977 Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Maya Temple (photo) by American Photographer (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Maya Temple)

Background imageChicagos 1934 Worlds Fair Collection: Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Firestone Building (photo)

Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Firestone Building (photo)
6015974 Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Firestone Building (photo) by American Photographer (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Firestone Building)

Background imageChicagos 1934 Worlds Fair Collection: Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Illinois Host Building (photo)

Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Illinois Host Building (photo)
6015965 Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Illinois Host Building (photo) by American Photographer (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Illinois Host Building)

Background imageChicagos 1934 Worlds Fair Collection: Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Administration Building (photo)

Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Administration Building (photo)
6015961 Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Administration Building (photo) by American Photographer (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Administration Building)

Background imageChicagos 1934 Worlds Fair Collection: Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: Scene on the Beach Midway (photo)

Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: Scene on the Beach Midway (photo)
6015982 Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: Scene on the Beach Midway (photo) by American Photographer (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Scene on the Beach Midway)

Background imageChicagos 1934 Worlds Fair Collection: Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Chrysler Building (photo)

Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Chrysler Building (photo)
6015979 Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Chrysler Building (photo) by American Photographer (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Chrysler Building)

Background imageChicagos 1934 Worlds Fair Collection: Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: Scene in the Street of Villages (photo)

Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: Scene in the Street of Villages (photo)
6015975 Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: Scene in the Street of Villages (photo) by American Photographer (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Scene in the Street of Villages)

Background imageChicagos 1934 Worlds Fair Collection: Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: Night Panorama of the Fair (photo)

Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: Night Panorama of the Fair (photo)
6015971 Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: Night Panorama of the Fair (photo) by American Photographer (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Night Panorama of the Fair)

Background imageChicagos 1934 Worlds Fair Collection: Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Hall of Religion (photo)

Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Hall of Religion (photo)
6015970 Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Hall of Religion (photo) by American Photographer (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Hall of Religion)

Background imageChicagos 1934 Worlds Fair Collection: Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Bendix Lama Temple (photo)

Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Bendix Lama Temple (photo)
6015967 Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Bendix Lama Temple (photo) by American Photographer (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Bendix Lama Temple)

Background imageChicagos 1934 Worlds Fair Collection: Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Entrance at Twelfth Street (photo)

Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Entrance at Twelfth Street (photo)
6015962 Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Entrance at Twelfth Street (photo) by American Photographer (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Entrance at Twelfth Street)

Background imageChicagos 1934 Worlds Fair Collection: Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The United States Government Building (photo)

Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The United States Government Building (photo)
6015985 Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The United States Government Building (photo) by American Photographer (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageChicagos 1934 Worlds Fair Collection: Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The General Exhibits Group (photo)

Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The General Exhibits Group (photo)
6015969 Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The General Exhibits Group (photo) by American Photographer (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The General Exhibits Group)

Background imageChicagos 1934 Worlds Fair Collection: Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Sky Ride, View from the West Tower (photo)

Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Sky Ride, View from the West Tower (photo)
6015968 Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Sky Ride, View from the West Tower (photo) by American Photographer (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Sky Ride)

Background imageChicagos 1934 Worlds Fair Collection: Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Avenue of Flags (photo)

Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Avenue of Flags (photo)
6015963 Chicagos 1934 Worlds Fair: The Avenue of Flags (photo) by American Photographer (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Avenue of Flags)


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Step back in time and immerse yourself in the grandeur of Chicago's 1934 World's Fair. This iconic event showcased a dazzling array of attractions that left visitors awestruck. The Fountain, with its vibrant colors captured in a lithograph, was a mesmerizing centerpiece that symbolized the fair's spirit of innovation and creativity. As you strolled through the fairgrounds, you would have encountered Western Union Hall, where cutting-edge communication technologies were on display. It was here that visitors marveled at the advancements made by Western Union in connecting people across vast distances. The Ford Motor Company's Building stood tall as a testament to American industrial prowess. Its sleek design and state-of-the-art exhibits showcased the automotive industry's impact on society and hinted at the future of transportation. Not to be outdone, General Motors presented their own impressive structure filled with groundbreaking innovations. From futuristic concept cars to revolutionary manufacturing techniques, this building celebrated America's love affair with automobiles. Intriguingly named Home Planning Hall offered glimpses into domestic life transformed by modern conveniences. Visitors explored innovative home designs and witnessed how technology could enhance everyday living. The Sears Roebuck Building beckoned shoppers with its towering presence. Inside, an abundance of products awaited discovery - from household goods to fashion trends - showcasing Sears' commitment to meeting every consumer need under one roof. For those seeking intellectual stimulation, the Hall of Social Science provided a wealth of knowledge about human societies past and present. Exhibits delved into anthropology, sociology, economics, and more – enlightening fairgoers about our collective history. Awe-inspiring performances took place at Swift Bridge and Open Air Theatre – an enchanting space where music echoed through open skies while acrobats defied gravity before captivated audiences. Nature enthusiasts found solace within the Horticultural Gardens – an oasis bursting with vibrant flora from around the world. Amidst fragrant blooms and lush greenery, visitors experienced the beauty and serenity of nature's wonders.