Thursday, December 14, 2006

Christmas Greetings from Chicago World's Fair

This unusual Christmas postcard was sent in 1932. It is an "Official Souvenir" and "Genuine Arena Photo." On the back is an advertising message from the Central Credit Bureau of Chicago:

A Merry Christmas we wish you,
A bright and better New Year,
When you come to the Fair in Chicago
We invite you to visit us here.
Come, Come, Come to the Fair

Old Fort Dearborn was the first structure completed for the 1933 Century of Progress Exposition. This fort was a replica of the original Fort Dearborn built in 1803 near where Michigan Avenue crosses the Chicago River. The fort and some other buildings were completed early and were open for visitors in 1932.

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