You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet: Fun at the Fair

The Fair promised it all, and for many visitors, in the Amusement Zone, it really delivered. From the artistry of burlesque legend Gypsy Rose Lee to the police-raid-quality bump-and-grind of the Cuban Village, from the pageantry of the Cavalcade of Centaurs rodeo show to the elegant precision of the Aquacade's synchronized swimmers, there was something for everyone. Even children, who thrilled to the "ferocious animals" and "dangerous reptiles" at Frank Buck's Jungleland exhibit. But plenty of fun was to be had even outside the Amusement Zone, where amateur and professional musical and dance performances wowed the crowds, and contests awarded ribbons to everything from the best jitterbug dancers to the fattest baby.