Federal Building and Towers, Chicago World’s Fair

This illustration shows an artist’s depiction of the Federal Building as it looked during the Chicago World’s Fair of 1933. It was held in Chicago to commemorate a century since the founding of the city. It was also known as the Century of Progress.

C.T. Art-Colortone; Max Rigot Selling Co., Chicago

The description states:

THREE FLUTED TOWERS AROUND DOME

OF FEDERAL BUILDING

CHICAGO WORLD’S FAIR

These three fluted towers 150 feet high around the dome of the Federal Building represent the three branches of government — administrative, legislative and executive. The towers are illuminated at night.

1833 Century of Progress 1933

Chicago World’s Fair

–The more familiar description of the the branches of government are judicial, legislative and executive. The building was designed by the Bennet, Burnham and Holabird firm.

This postcard was used and is dated 25 September, 1933. Other postcards of this event are here.

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