Poster, "Visit Ford Exposition, Century of Progress, Chicago" 1934

Summary

Chicago's 1933-34 Century of Progress Exposition used the theme of progress to encourage optimism during the Great Depression. The Ford Motor Company exhibit became the most talked-about exhibit of 1934, featuring a central Rotunda building designed to simulate graduated clusters of gears. This poster was probably posted at Ford dealerships.

Chicago's 1933-34 Century of Progress Exposition used the theme of progress to encourage optimism during the Great Depression. The Ford Motor Company exhibit became the most talked-about exhibit of 1934, featuring a central Rotunda building designed to simulate graduated clusters of gears. This poster was probably posted at Ford dealerships.

Artifact

Poster

Subject Date

26 May 1934-1 November 1934

Collection Title

Poster Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

92.150.9684

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of the Family of Henry Austin Clark, Jr.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 24 in

Width: 18 in  (both pages together)

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