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Century of Progress (Chicago World's Fair) Blatz Gum - 1933 Century of Progress (Souvenir Views) Blatz Gum - 1933
Notes: Cards were distributed with gum in packages reading "Century of Progress Gum - Art Colortone Pictures," and the set is often referred to only as "Chicago World's Fair." Card fronts have color photos or artist renditions, while backs have descriptive text. They measure approximately 2-1/4" x 2-15/16". American Card Catalog reference is R30-1. Scans are posted at the Vintage Non-Sports Cards gallery. The cards were reconfigured for sale in boxes of 16 items, with the box suitable for mailing. Box titles include: - "16 Miniature Souvenir Views" "Century of Progress 1833-Chicago-1933" "Series 1" (1-16) - "16 Miniature Souvenir Views" "Century of Progress 1833-Chicago-1933" "Series 2" (17-32) - "16 Miniature Souvenir Views" "Chicago World's Fair" "Series 2" (17-32) These cards have blank backs. American Card Catalog reference is R30-2. The Colortone photos (with others) were also licensed for several series of 50-51 postcards, the most common of which are associated with N. Shure Co. and Max Rigot Selling Co., shown in separate checklists.
No. Title 1 Hall of Science ["U" shaped] 2 Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain, Grant Park, Chicago 3 Intra-Mural Bus 4 Dairy Building 5 Agricultural Building 6 Oriental Village at the Chicago World's Fair 7 Interior of the Golden Pavilion of Jehol 8 Admiral Byrd's Polar Ship "The City of New York" 9 Electrical Group by Night 10 Hall of Science [interesting view] 11 Sky Ride 12 "Enchanted Island", A Playground for Children, Chicago World's Fair 13 Hall of States and Federal Buildings, Chicago World's Fair 14 Hall of Science [700 feet long and 400 feet wide] 15 Aeroplane View of Fair Grounds 16 Court of States Building 17 Administration Building [looking northward] 18 Travel and Transport Building 19 The Administration Building [experimental laboratory] 20 Hall of Science [176 foot carillon] 21 The Interior Court of the Hall of Science by Night 22 Golden Temple of Jehol [nighttime] 23 Golden Temple of Jehol [daytime] 24 Three Fluted Towers Around Dome of Federal Building 25 Hall of Science [seen from North] 26 Travel Building 27 The Lincoln Group 28 Panoramic View of the Century of Progress, World's Fair 1953 29 Fort Dearborn 30 Electrical Group 31 Administration Building [main facade] 32 Central Exhibits Group Searchwords: jahoc, yr1933, mfrBlatz, catEvents©2014 Jeff Allender. Comments, updates, & corrections are welcomed!