Souvenir Tie Clasp, blue and gold, rectangular shape, Year 1933 are at the top, with the dates June 1 to November 1 located immediately underneath. Sphere with swoop design in the center featuring the city name spelled out. Text "WORLDS FAIR A CENTURY OF PROGRESS" located below.
This Century of Progress souvenir blue and gold tie clip was created in Chicago and was available at the Fair in 1933.
1933 was the date of the Century of Progress Fair, celebrating the city's cenntenial.
This tie clasp is a souvenir from the 1933 Century of Progress World's Fair. Planned during the prosperous 1920's to celebrate 100 years of progress since Chicago founding, the Fair opened during the Great Depression. Funding came from private sources instead of government subsides and the Art Deco design had a dual purpose - to convey the central theme of scientific progress and to save money. The final product was a "Rainbow City" stretching across three miles of Chicago waterfront.