World’s Fair Chicago: ’33
First and foremost, I will preemptively concede that 1933 isn’t technically the Atomic Age. Ok, it literally isn’t the atomic age. However, I am posting this because, if for no other reason, the artwork that came from this Expo is some of the coolest retro poster art I’ve ever seen.
A Century of Progress International Exposition was the name of a World’s Fair held in Chicago, Illinois from 1933 to 1934 to celebrate the city’s centennial. The theme of the fair was technological innovation. Its motto was “Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Conforms” and its architectural symbol was the Sky Ride, a transporter bridge perpendicular to the shore on which one could ride from one side of the fair to the other.
I also present you with this, the Pioneer Zephyr. Tell me this isn’t RetroFuturistic. It was also featured at the ’33 World’s Fair.
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