"Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Adapts"

Image

Poster for Chicago Worlds Fair 1933

Format

jpg

License

Creative Commons Licence

Contributors

Created date

November 27, 2019

Critical Commentary

The motto of the 1933 Chicago World's Fair was "Scence Finds, Industry Applies, Man Adapts." This motto reflects the technological determinism of the time - technology (produced by "rational" science) will determine man's social structure and cultural values. Taking place during the Great Depression, the fair's theme was "A Century of Progress" and emphasized a utopic future made possible by technological advances.

One of the exhibits, titled "Homes of Tomorrow," presented patrons with several homes outfitted with the latest (and imagined) technologies. Among the homes were dishwashers, central air, iceless refrigerators, and airplane hangars.

Language

English

Group Audience

  • - Private group -